I remember as a kid wishing every day was my birthday or Christmas. Now that I’m older, I’m retracting that statement. Since my birthday was on Friday, I celebrated ALL weekend.
There was the virtual birthday party. (Keep your eyes peeled for a round up later this week!)
Birthday dinner at Takashi.
Cocktails…lots of cocktails.
Going out to watch the Blackhawks game. (wearing my new necklace!)
Practicing my golf swing.
Eating the best gelato in town. (No picture of that. I ate it in 20 seconds.) Pizza & a growler, a Sunday special at one of my favorite pizza places.
I’m exhausted. Since it’s Monday morning, it’s time to get myself back on track. I really like starting off my day with a smoothie…..and this one is my pretty amazing. Chocolate and peanut butter. What’s not to like??
By making some tasty substitutions, this smoothie is a healthy option! It can be made for breakfast or when you’re craving a sweet treat. To make this Chocolate & Peanut Butter Smoothie, use coconut or almond milk. You’ll cut calories and it’s nicer to your stomach. Using one banana will really thicken the smoothie, so it’s almost like a shake! Cocoa powder replaces using actual chocolate, so there isn’t as any sugar. If you’re worried about this smoothie being too bitter from the cocoa powder, I’d never do that to you. By using a natural sweetener, like pitted dates, it provides just the right level of sweetness. And let’s not forget the peanut butter. Be sure to look at the label before you buy. The ONLY ingredient you want listed is peanuts. Put everything in the blender with some ice and you have a delicious Clean Eating Chocolate & Peanut Butter Smoothie.
- 1 banana, peeled
- 4 dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 cups almond milk or coconut milk
- 2 cups of ice
- Combine the bananas, dates, cocoa peanut butter & milk in the blender with 1 cup of ice. Blend until well combined. Add remaining ice gradually while blending until desired consistency is reached. Recipe makes 2 servings.
Recipe from Try-It Diet: Eating Clean by Adams Media