In my effort to encourage healthy living, I decided to add a feature to this blog. Here is the first Tasty Tuesday recipe!
Every Tuesday, (or the Tuesdays I can), I plan to share a favorite recipe with you: easy dinners, guilt-free treats, kid friendly meals, etc. I enjoy cooking, but I REALLY enjoy eating, and I love finding ways to enjoy food, real food.
I may be generalizing when I say that women crave chocolate. But I don’t care. I love chocolate, and I think most women do. Perhaps it’s something about our hormones, cycles and magnesium levels. Perhaps not. Whatever the reason, the chocolate craving is real. Most of the time, I say go for it; get yourself some really good dark chocolate (I prefer mine frozen, don’t ask why) and enjoy every little bit.
But when you’re trying to lose weight, eat more healthfully, or just want to add a little more nutrition, a girl’s gotta get creative.
This banana chocolate shake was something I came up with when I did Whole 30 with my husband. I wanted something nutritious, and chocolaty without any sugar or other garbage. And it’s a cinch to make! Best of all? 4 ingredients. Seriously.
Banana Chocolate Shake
- 1-2 bananas (depending on size)
- 1 tbsp almond butter (be sure there is no sugar)
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1-2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk (depending on desired thickness)
Blend together in a blender, food processor, or baby food grinder. (Which is what I use. No joke.) You could also add a scoop of protein powder just to up the nutrition factor. Enjoy!