Have you ever eaten a smoothie with a spoon? I’m guessing that half of you can easily answer “yes” and think of your smoothie bowls, topped with cereals and fruits, and, obviously, you’ll eat those with a spoon! Just like when I eat my breakfast ice cream bowl, it’s not that atypical. BUT, have you ever eaten a “normal” smoothie with a spoon? With no toppings, no fanciness, just plain spooning it out of a mason jar?
If you’re like me and you crave dessert almost daily, and after every meal, then eating your smoothie with a spoon is THE TIP OF THE DAY. Eating a smoothie with a spoon will not only trick your mind into thinking that you’re getting your dessert attack on big time, but it’ll force you to eat it slowly instead of slurping the goodness down in one big drink, hence satisfying you even more than if you just drank it.
You listening yet?
Besides discussing the smoothie eating method, let’s talk about the smoothie itself. This ain’t your general, everyday, green goodness smoothie. This is a dessert smoothie. More like a milkshake, tasting so decadent and yet so light that you won’t even notice that you’re not eating “real” dessert.
I mean, of course, it is a dessert shake, but if you’re used to super sugary and fatty desserts, then this will be a “lighter” version without the (processed) sugar and (refined) fat. 🙂
A banana, peanutbutter, a few dates, coconut water and a bit of ground vanilla, and even a sprinkle of salt – and you can get your desserting on, BIG time.
Peanutbutter Banana Dessert Shake Smoothie
- 1 banana (frozen, or, if you don’t have any, add a few icecubes)
- 3 dates
- 1 heaped Tbs. oats (for extra thickness)
- 1 1/2 Tbs. all-natural peanutbutter
- 1/2 tsp. ground vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt (unless peanutbutter is already salted)
- coconut water left-over from making whipped coconut cream (= approx. 1 cup)
1. Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend away.
2. Fill into a jar, and, if you’d like, drizzle a bit of peanutbutter on top to make it look even more decadent.
I kid you not, I have never had a sweeter, more delicious yet filling smoothie/milkshake in my life. It’s truly heaven in a jar, and, eaten with a spoon, you probably won’t manage a whole serving, and can either share or keep the left-overs for dessert the next day!
I know it seems like a simple recipe, but I figure sometimes those are the best ones! Especially if you’re craving a quick dessert, and are looking for a yummy, easy, not too unhealthy fix!
Bottoms up, and good night everybody!
Update: I recently used this recipe to make myself a decadent smoothie bowl that’s a little healthier than this dessert shake. By adding 1 handful of spinach, 1 heaped tsp. hemp protein and 1/2 tsp. barley grass powder, this lovely green bowl of goodness was made:
I topped it off with some chia seeds, homemade granola and fresh strawberries, and couldn’t taste the “green” one bit. That’s the awesome thing about spinach…not detectable, but makes for a great color and adds loads of fiber and nutrients to this smoothie!