To be fair, I should call this “Tammy’s milkshake” since she is the genius who came up with this little gem, then passed the recipe onto our friend Carolyn, who then made one for me this past weekend while we were visiting in Victoria. So let me start with a big thank you to Tammy & Carolyn: this milkshake will change my life now that I am battling the all-evil gestational diabetes (ok, borderline, but still must cut sugar out completely) during my final trimester. Just in case I haven’t said this yet, pregnancy sucks. :(
And holy shite, let me just tell you all how scared I am about giving birth to a baby elephant.
Did any of you see that 16lb’er from Texas. Seriously….shoot me now!
Back to the recipe…this is by far my favourite milkshake around. It’s sugar free, lean, and delicious. You could add protein powder to it if you wanted to beef that up, or just enjoy it as is. Now if you are one of those suckers who spends $5 a day on a Vivanno at Starbucks, slap yourself in the face then dust off your blender. Oh, if you like, you can send me the $5 you save as I will put it towards my future tummy tuck. ;)
(You’ll need a good blender for this, ideally one that can chop up ice cubes)
Handful ice cubes
1 banana (you can use a ripe one, or frozen, or mix of both)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
approx. 1 cup milk
Blend away, pour, enjoy (guilt-free). And if you feel like sharing it with your family, go for it. Me…? Not a chance.