It seems like I am on a never-ending quest for healhy snacks. Not just healthy, but also delicious--I want them to be more enticing than the less-healthy snacks I crave. And kid-approved, too. Oh, and let's not forget frugal...keeping enough snacks to satisfy all my hungry mouths during the summer can amount to a nice chunk of change.
Yes, such a snack exists.
I present to you...healthy chocolate milkshakes.
Easy to make...
One frozen banana
A dollop of peanut butter
A tsp cocoa powder
A cup of milk (regular, almond, coconut, whatever you prefer)
A cup of ice
Blend until creamy. Adjust the milk and/or ice to your desired consistency. Add a little stevia or a squeeze of honey if you want yours a little sweeter.
The overripe bananas that the kids won't touch are perfect for this. Slice them up, freeze them on a plate, and store them in a ziplock bag in the freezer. Frozen ripe bananas blend up nicely into an ice-cream-like consistency.
Do you ever keep treats stashed away to savor during those victorious moments, when everyone is down for a nap or quietly occupied, and you have a few precious moments for yourself? This tastes decadent enough for one of those moments.
This has broken my drive-through-Sonic-for-half-price-milkshakes-after-8pm habit.
And hey, when the kids come find you and see that you have a treat, this is one you won't mind sharing.