First, a disclaimer. I am terrible at taking drink pictures. Just.can’t.do.it. It’s something I totally need to work on. I know that, and I’m sorry.
But that isn’t going to stop me from telling you about this smoothie. How can I not? We have a smoothie daily in our house, all part of our clean eating regime. That’s definitely often enough to share with Sweetnicks’ readers. And this particular one, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, is our go-to smoothie of choice. Like a good four days a week. That kind of go-to.
And when you taste it, you’ll understand why.
We usually have our smoothies as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. It’s a great way to tide you over until your next meal. You know … when those slumps hit and you need a quick, little pick-me-up and your mind starts to wander and you start digging around your desk drawer to see what snacks you have available. Or you amble over to the vending machine. Instead, have this.
As an aside, and while I’m thinking of it, smoothies are a good way to use up overly ripe bananas. But a tip about that first… When you have a too-ripe-to-eat banana, peel it, and then freeze it. It’s a pain in the arse to peel a frozen banana. We usually cut them in half before freezing (since that’s what the recipe calls for), pop them into a sealed container, and freeze it that way. Or, if it’s not too mushy, we’ll slice it up and then freeze it. Then, when you make smoothies, you have your collection of frozen bananas at the ready.
This is the face of someone who turns 40 the day after tomorrow. Bring it on – see ya on the other side!
Next week, we’ll talk about a new cupcake shop, a salad dressing recipe from Jamie Oliver, and thoughts on turning the big 4-0. Have an awesome weekend everyone!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Recipe courtesy of Cate and Jamie
1 cup skim milk
1/2 banana (frozen)
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (we use GNC brand)
1 teaspoon of fiber powder
1-1/2 cups of ice
Mix ‘er all up! This makes two generously sized smoothies. When I halve the recipe, I keep the banana the same quantity.