♫ My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. ♫
Alright fine; go ahead and be all technical about it. Ain’t no cream involved in this shake or any ice for that matter either. “Whatever,” she says in her most grating Joe Pesci voice, assuming of course she sounds an iota like Joe Pesci. She doesn’t, but we can pretend. It’s more fun that way.
The low down and dirty truth is this is a smoothie recipe, a Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie to be exact, and it does bring the Hubby to the yard. Or at the very least, the kitchen. I suspect if I advertised properly, others would show up too and before you know it, I’d have a line out the door and halfway down the driveway, and I just so happen to have a long drive. Yup, this smoothie is that impressive.
If you blend it, they will come.
For years now, I have been a strictly fruit smoothie kind of gal. It’s been all fruit, all the time, with no deviations, ignoring my always present greens. Some might find this behavior to be a tad bit rigid, and I readily admit to being a creature of habit. It’s one of my many issues, most of which I happily embrace and vigorously defend.
The thing is I really like my early morning smoothies. They’re packed with refreshing and rehydrating fruit, making consumption a dream. They remind me of the first soft kiss from your better half at days first blush, when you’re still firmly entrenched in bed, buried underneath a mountain of covers. The kiss which barely brushes your lips and wakes you up ever so gently, without overpowering you. The one that leaves a smile on your face.
Oh yes, those waking hour smoothies are romantic and whimsical, and reserved for the morning, which opens up a whole host of other daytime activities. Like this Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie to be exact.
I like to call this guy The Afternoon Delight.
He is strong and stoic, with a touch of sex appeal. He also feels a bit naughty, like forbidden fruit, only in chocolate form and with a dollop of peanut butter and a dash of dates. Toss in some spinach and a phallic and frozen banana and you’ve got yourself a little rendezvous.
I reserve these kind of smoothies for that midday time slot when I’m seeking solace in the form of a delicious pick me up. These smoothies are on the dark side, the sinful side, the ones filled with pure and potent pleasure which leave you weak in the knees, yet panting for more. They are an illicit affair, you willingly succumb to at every opportunity.
Author’s addendum: It’s possible the Hubby spending the vast majority of his waking hours in a different state is having an impact on my writing. Also, it might be time to invest in some batteries. On that note, I should really just get to the recipe. Cheers.
- I frozen Banana
- 4 Dates
- 1/2 cup fresh Spinach, packed
- 1 Tbsp. Flax Powder (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 2 Tbsp. plain Greek Yogurt, full fat
- 1 Tbsp. creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk.
- Toss all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy, approximately one minute.
- This smoothie is completely adaptable. Want more chocolate flavor? Add more cocoa powder. If it's too thick, you can thin it by adding more almond milk. If it's not thick enough, add ice, another frozen banana or more peanut butter.
Do you like to consume smoothies twice on one day? Do you switch it up based on the time of the day?