It is getting nice and warm here in San Diego. With summer around the corner, I am on the lookout for cool, refreshing treats. I am almost always looking for something chocolatey, and trying to keep the calories in check…which can be a tough combination!
Not too long ago I stumbled across this post about 1 ingredient ice-cream, which essential says if you puree frozen banana’s, you can get an ice cream texture. Not too long after that, I saw Nigella Lawson make a peanut butter banana smoothie. After a couple tries, I have got the perfect combo for a peanut butter chocolate banana smoothie. This tastes amazingly like a chocolate milkshake, with more flavor, and is a much healthier option! Most milkshakes weigh in around 550 to 700 calories. This one comes in just under 300 calories. AND it includes calcium, protein, and fruit!
1 banana ~ 1 c chopped and frozen
1/2 c milk
1 Tb peanut butter, or almond butter or your choice!
1 Tb cocoa powder
Throw in a blender, and enjoy! The sweetness of the banana is enough to sweeten the cocoa powder and give you a delicious chocolatey shake. Great as a breakfast, dessert, or weekend lunch.