Friday, August 1, 2014

Nutritious Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake

We're kind of smoothie fanatics at our house. Almost every morning I break out the blender and whip up a smoothie with whatever fruit we have around--sometimes vegetables, too! My boys slurp them down in no time and it makes me feel at peace to know they're at least getting their daily servings of fruit. This smoothie is a little different than what I generally make--but it's amazing! While it's not exactly low-calorie, the fat in it is at least the good kind! It's very filling and a great source of protein.

And somehow, the bananas, milk, and peanut butter combine in such a way to create the creamiest concoction I've ever made! It really feels like a milkshake. We all adore this smoothie!

Recipe from Blendtec

2 bananas
1 c. milk
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. cocoa

Blend first 5 ingredients until smooth. Add ice until smoothie reaches desired consistency.

*I've also added in several cups of fresh spinach and a tablespoon or two or ground flaxseed with great results. If you can get past the murky camo-green color the spinach creates, it really doesn't taste much different. Just make sure to blend your spinach with the milk alone until it's pureed well in order to maintain the smooth consistency.
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