So I hopped into the kitchen and got to it. This was my inspiration today:
When we were kids, occasionally my mom made us this super yummy afternoon snack that we called "Chocolate Banana Drink." It consisted of ice, bananas, and chocolate pudding mix. Simple, sugary, and delicious. This afternoon I wanted something that tasted like that, but chocolate pudding mix is full of junk and not something I keep around my pantry (anymore). So I adapted my own [gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sugar-free, Paleoish] recipe, and in under ten minutes we were all enjoying a delicious, chocolate frappe-style dessert drink. Here's the recipe:
[Nutritious] Chocolate Banana Drink!
What you need:
2 frozen bananas, broken into smaller pieces
handful (about 1 cup) frozen, torn spinach and kale leaves
1/2 cup coconut milk (I used Silk PureCoconut original)
1-2 TB cocoa powder (add more/less to taste)
1 TB golden flax meal
3 chunks frozen pear
4 ice cubes
1/2 cup water
What you do:
Put bananas, greens, coconut milk and cocoa powder into blend and puree until it reaches the right consistency. I had to add 1/2 cup water to help it along, then it was too runny, so I added the frozen pear and ice cubes, and more cocoa powder and it became the perfect chocolately frappe consistency.
I enjoyed my treat so fast, only afterward did I realize I should share this on the blog, and there was nothing left to photograph! My hubs had a tiny bit left:
Make this drink and this is what you'll be seeing -or rather NOT seeing- in a matter of minutes :)