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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.

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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.

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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)

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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!

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