Guiltless Chocolate Shake

My Pinterest feed is blowing up with frozen banana recipes from  ice cream to crazy nutella ice pops. Don’t get me wrong, I’m literally droolingon my keyboard every time I click on the “Food & Drink” tab but I haven’t had too much luck with the frozen banana phenomenon.That is, until today. You would have no earthly idea that a frozen banana was the central ingredient in this creamy chocolate shake.

Personally, I love bananas. But if I want a chocolate shake, I’m all about the chocolate. After trying my hand at different variations of this recipe, the end result was usually equivalent to slurping a liquified banana laffy taffy. In order to hide that distinct banana taste, I think the key here a bit of peanut butter and the banana ripeness level: instead of using a variety super ripe and speckled with little brown freckles, choose one that still has some green at both ends.
I also have a secret ingredient, which always makes recipes a little more fun. Shredded Wheat. Sounds crazy, right? Lemme tell you- it’s fantastic. It not only thickens up the shake but adds the perfect amount sweetness instead of using some extra sugar. And if you don’t have any- don’t worry! Quick cooking oats will work magically as well.
So there you have it! A perfectly guiltless chocolate shake to carry you throughout the week and post spring break depression. And if you’re super hipster, you’ll carry it around in a mason jar for all the world to see. Straw recommended.
Guiltless Chocolate Shake
Yield: 1 serving
1 frozen banana (slightly green at both ends)
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetend coco powder
2 teaspoons fat free cool whip (optional)
3-4 frosted shredded wheat biscuits, crushed (quick cooking oats will work as well!)
1/2 cup-1 cup fat-free milk
Place crushed biscuits at the base of the blender/food processor. Next, add the remaining ingredients and 1/2 cup of milk, pausing to stir occasionally. Blend and continue adding milk until desired consistency is reached. 

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