how to make a healthy milkshake

August 25, 2010

I’ve been a little afraid of making milkshakes since the time my blender broke.

A sad day indeed. It still unnerves me when the new blender whirs too loudly for fear of an explosion of glass and who-knows-what-else.

But, when I heard there were burgers for dinner I knew it was time to bury the demons. Alas, I didn’t have any ice cream on hand nor the wherewithal to go to the store just for one item. We all know what happened last time I made that journey…

I’m also pretty sure that we could all do with a little less ice cream in our lives come the end of summer.

That’s when I realised with a flash of over-excitement that I didn’t need ice cream for my milkshake.  All I needed was some frozen bananas for a healthy, delicious and satisfying shake to go hand in hand with those burgers…let’s go people. Get ready.

Banana-Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Milkshake
makes one large shake or two small ones

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas (cut into chunks before you freeze them)
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions

Blend bananas, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla in a blender until smooth. Add the chocolate chips at the end and pulse or blend briefly until they are chopped and incorporated.

Pour, get a straw and feel the love!

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Madeline - Greens and Jeans August 25, 2010 at 8:33 am

Now you have me wanting a milkshake for breakfast!

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Leashieloo August 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

That looks so tasty, perfect pairing with the burgers! And I especially like how you served it in a mason jar :)

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Holly August 25, 2010 at 9:13 am

YES, YES, and YES. this looks amazing, and paired with burgers – you can beat that combo! so excited to see you on friday and stuff our faces with indian. hugs and love!!!

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Erica August 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

mmm sounds fantastic! I happen to have two frozen bananas in the freezer…..I think I need to make this as my treat tonight :)

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brandi August 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

i love homemade milkshakes! I had one last night as my dessert :)

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janetha g. August 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

mmmmmmmm. yours looks awesome. i have had a healthy milkshake every morning for the past week. each time i drink it i think to myself, “this tastes so wrong but it so right!”

xo

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dana @ my little celebration July 4, 2011 at 6:19 pm

YUM!

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