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.