chocolate banana {ice cream}

by - 9:30 AM

Deliciousness: close up
I've only just joined Pinterest, but it seems as if I've already written countless posts about how it has changed my life for the better. I've created  a handful of boards divided into specific themes: recipes, workouts, fashion, various craft projects, you name it... but I had yet to actually attempt any project I'd pinned, food or otherwise, until tonight.

Sunday night boredom-turned-hunger led me to browse through dessert recipes in search of a delicious and yet guilt-free snack to devour. {Bonus points for a recipe that required only 4 ingredients or less.} Enter a dairy-free, fat-free, chocolate & banana shake that tastes like better than ice cream. Say what?! 

easy, peasy, recipe-sey. 
This particular item had been making the rounds on my Pinterest dashboard, for good reason. It's pretty simple {see graphic to your right} and takes no time at all. First, cut up a banana or two and stick 'em in the freezer. Once they're ready, throw them in the blender with a teaspoon of cocoa powder and blend. Voila, c'est facile! 

I was intrigued nonetheless, so I found some already-frozen bananas hiding in the arctic depths of my freezer and whipped up a batch of my own to try, fully expecting this to be a failure in the making.

Not only am I'm eating my words, I'm eating this ice cream-esque concoction like it's going out of style. Seriously, this stuff is so great, I want to cry.

Throwing together two ingredients in a blender takes, what, half a second to make? It's awesome and convenient. Since the "ice cream" texture comes from being frozen, you can avoid any dairy-based mix-ins, and avoid any sneaky fat calories.

No need for chocolate bars either: just add in as much cocoa powder as you want. Plus, some fellow pinners commented on this recipe, raving about how adding peanut butter can make this a perfect breakfast shake. Ice cream? For breakfast?! G-e-n-i-u-s! For someone who hates eggs and any breakfast-related cooking in the morning, this seemed like a no-brainer. What better way to trick myself into eating healthily while convincing my taste buds that they're still in control?


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  1. I will have to save this for James since he is a chocolate peanut butter fanatic!

    a cup of subtle tea

  2. Oh, wow this is easy!! I love Pinterest!! Its so addicting though!!!


  3. YUMMY!!!


  4. yummy this looks really good!!:)


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