Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Frozen Chocolate Banana Dessert Smoothie


Fun Fact: I once tested positive for 49 out of 50 symptoms of a sugar addiction.  It sounds funny, but in all honesty, the situation is not a laughing matter.  My lack of willpower when presented with sweets and daily cravings for all things sugar have played a big part in the 65 pound weight gain I've experienced in the last year, and it's been a domino effect of other health problems since. Let's not even talk about the unsightly stretch marks...

I have a family history of diabetes, and it is not in my life plan to add to the statistic.  So I'm learning to satisfy my cravings in other ways...healthier ways. One of my recent kitchen creations was this frozen chocolate banana smoothie that tastes so good I'm calling it dessert.  Seriously, in a blind taste test I might even mistake it for a milkshake.  It's cold, it's chocolate-y, it's sweet...it's perfect.

Ingredients

1/8 cup whole wheat + flaxseed rolled oats (blended into a fine powder)
3/8 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp PB2 powdered peanut butter
1 frozen banana
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (I use Perfect Fit)
1 to 1-1/2 handfuls of ice