Monday, July 1, 2013

hot days, cold drinks: chocolate banana shake

most summer days i enjoy a cold afternoon drink after the girlies go down for naps.  usually some kind of smoothie, shake or iced coffee/tea, it serves as a great pick-me-up, as well as something to sip as i relax over a good book; recharging my batteries before getting as much housework done as possible before the girlies wake up.

this summer, i am going to do a series of these recipes so that you too can enjoy one of my favorite afternoon routines.  the good news is that all of these drinks contain nourishing ingredients which will help you be at your best to serve your family.

today's recipe, and the first in the series is a chocolate banana shake recipe.  what i love about this recipe is that it literally calls for THREE ingredients (how simple is that?!) and it is so healthy: full of antioxidants and good fats, with no sugar.  also, it requires no ice cream but tastes just at delicious as a real ice cream shake.

'Chocolate Shake' photo (c) 2012, WILLIAM ISMAEL - license:
chocolate banana shake

1 cup of milk (we prefer our milk whole, and raw when it fits into our budget)
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more milk to make it thinner (like chocolate milk) or more banana to make it thicker (like ice cream) if you want.

for an even chillier shake experience on those really hot days, put your glass into the freezer a few minutes or hours before you make this shake so that you can pour it into a frosty glass!

click for the next cold summer drink recipe: green tea smoothie

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