Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The "Healthy Elvis" (aka Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana) Milkshake Smoothie

I can't say I have been 100% successful in my goal to eat healthier but I figure every day is a new chance to make a better choice. Lately I have been trying to find ways to add more protein into my diet and replace things that aren't so good with better choices.  I have seen a number of healthy "desert" type smoothies on pinterest and decided to try my own concoction last night.  It was a success and definitely something I will be enjoying again.  I call it the "Healthy Elvis". 

I have also want to add more smoothies because one of my sons will drink anything juiced and the other will eat anything that is in a smoothie.  Of course they couldn't make my life easy and both like one or the other! 

Healthy Elvis - Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
makes 2-3 servings

1/2 cup of old fashion oats
2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened) ... or more if you like chocolate like me!
1 cup of milk... I used 2% regular milk but I think soy, almond or coconut would all taste yummy
2 frozen banana (slightly thawed to remove peel)
1/2 cup of ice

I blended the oats first in a the blender to a powder and then added the remaining ingredients until it was a milkshake consistency.  Very simple.  I like it very thick, the rest of my family like it a little more diluted with either water or milk. Its almost the consistency of a Wendy's Frosty...