Uftda, this was a tough week. I probably averaged around 4-5 hours of sleep/night because I was staying up late to finish homework assignments ← the caffeine IV that I carry around helped 😉 I finally turned in a take-home exam, homework, a paper we’ve been working on for a few weeks, and I finished an in-class presentation. When I got back to the house last night, all I wanted was a yummy snack and my bed. [I also starting binge-watching the third season of Orange is the New Black.]
I scoured the fridge, suddenly remembering that I had a bunch of frozen bananas just waiting to be turned into a creamy smoothie. I thawed them in the microwave for 8 seconds before tossing them in the blender, added a little bit of 2% milk and hit ‘blend’. Thirty seconds later, I added a giant scoop of peanut butter because, let’s be real, is there anything better than banana and peanut butter?
To top off this perfection in a glass, I added organic, raw cacoa nibs for a little crunch (and chocolate) ← cacoa nibs are peeled, crumbled, whole cacoa beans. They are sugar-free, and great sources of antioxidants.
The best part about this recipe is that it is full of protein (hello, milk & peanut butter) so it can be a good snack, breakfast or dessert, depending on your craving. A healthy dessert that tastes like a milkshake, but is much less fattening and actually good for me? I’ll take it.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/3 cup 2% milk (can substitute almond, soy, skim)
- 1 heaping spoonful of peanut butter
- Cacoa nibs (for a little extra crunch on top)
- Start by blending the banana with the milk
- Once the mixture starts to liquify, add the peanut butter
- Top with the cacoa nibs
- Do you watch Orange is the New Black?
- What are your plans for the 4th of July?
- Yay or nay to peanut butter?