November 16, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Is it dessert? Is it breakfast? Does it really matter? Even though it tastes rich and sweet, this smoothie is completely healthy and nutritious. Using frozen banana is the secret to creating a shake-like consistency that is so thick it's best eaten with a spoon. It only tastes like it was made with ice cream, but there's no pint container in sight. Better yet, it also has no added sugars and tons of protein and calcium. 

Why not start out the day, or have a power snack, that only tastes like dessert? If only this could happen more often, life would certainly be sweeter! 

1 frozen, ripe or overripe banana
1 cup vanilla soymilk (or regular milk with 1 t. vanilla extract)
1-2 T. smooth peanut butter
1 T. chocolate flavored whey protein powder
dash of cinnamon to taste
+ dark chocolate for shaving on top

Combine all of the above in a blender until smooth. Top with chocolate shavings, and enjoy immediately.

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