Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

13 Feb

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

When’s the last time you got in trouble? I don’t think about getting in trouble much because, hey, I’m an adult, and adults don’t get in trouble, right? Wrong.

Last week while visiting San Francisco, I rode the famous cable cars. I sat on the outside seat so I could get a good look at the city as we drove by and so I could occasionally stand up and hang off the side of the car just like in the movies. While I was sitting down, I casually slung my arm over the back of the wooden seat. The cable car conductor/driver/operator was not having that. He yelled at me to move my arm and waggled his finger at me like I was a naughty kid. I’m pretty sure I was blushing out of embarrassment. But did I learn my lesson? A few minutes later, without thinking, my arm was right back around the back of the seat in a comfortable position. This time, I didn’t get a verbal warning. The conductor swatted my arm off the seat. He actually hit me! I was less embarrassed and more baffled. I just got smacked by a stranger. It was bizarre and weird and a little funny. Mostly bizarre, though.

I prefer not to get in trouble.

If you don’t want to get in trouble this Valentine’s day, try making a delicious homemade breakfast for your loved ones. How about the easiest one there is? I don’t know too many people who turn their noses up to smoothies.

Ever since my husband watched a few documentaries on obesity and unhealthy living, he’s finally come to the conclusion that vegetables are good for you. (Shocking!) Smoothies are a great place to hide healthy veggies. Your kids (and/or spouse) will think it’s a dessert-like snack, but it’s also sneakily good for them. I promise you can’t taste the green veggies at all in this recipe. It tastes like a pure treat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Load all ingredients in your blender.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

The greens will take up a lot of room…do not fear!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Blend until completely smooth.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Serve immediately and drink with a straw (duh!). 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

2 cups skim milk
2 frozen bananas
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons ground flax seed

Directions

Puree all ingredients in a powerful blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

A few notes: Feel free to substitute any type of milk (e.g., soy, almond). If you don’t have any kale, you can use all spinach (or vice versa). The flax seed is also optional (not necessary for the flavor)—just provides added health benefits.

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4 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie”

  1. Amy February 13, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Awesome! I have almost all of these ingredients already. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Adrianne February 13, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Amy, you can definitely adapt this to use what you have. Hope you like it!

  2. Melissa March 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    I LOVE green smoothies!! I drink them all the time…Tj however will never touch them with a 10 foot pole…no matter how healthy I tell him they are. If its green, he won’t touch it.

    • Adrianne March 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      Haha, Melissa! I wonder if TJ would refuse to eat a green smoothie I made just for him or if he would be too embarrassed/polite to refuse. I like me a challenge…

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