Guilt-Free Chocolate-Banana Shake

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Growing up, my mom would occasionally make me a chocolate banana shake for breakfast. She did it the tradional way of using ice cream. Now that I’m older and have had two children, I can’t have too many full-fat shakes. This weekend, I made a shake that tasted exactly the same as those shakes my mom made me, without the fat. Plus, with only three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 8 oz cold fat-free milk
  • 2 T chocolate drink mix

Directions:

  •  Peel banana and place in it a zip freezer bag. Let banana freeze. (P.S. Frozen bananas last a long time. Much longer than a regular banana).
  • Break frozen banana into pieces and blend it with milk and chocolate drink mix.

I used my wonderfully awesome immersion blender, but I’m sure the concept is the same in a regular blender. It’s not quite as thick as if I’d used ice cream, but the frozen banana makes it a lot thicker than if I’d left the banana at room temperature. Next time, I think I’ll add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the mixture. I’m sure you can use whatever chocolate mix you like, but I prefer the powdered kind. Pre-made chocolate milk would even work. I’m okay indulging in this, because really it’s just a banana and a glass of chocolate milk.  I love finding treats I don’t have to feel guilty about eating!

3 Responses to “Guilt-Free Chocolate-Banana Shake”

  1. January 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Love how simple and quick this is! The frozen banana really makes the shake thick and frothy without the need for ice cream!

  2. March 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    Yum! Can’t wait to try that!

  3. Kristen
    May 27, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    I always make these for my kids! Sometimes I add yogurt! Always peanut butter! You can even use nutella!