I’m recovering from a little too much fun over the weekend by enjoying this Vegan Banana Shake. It’s as if I have an insatiable need for continuous pleasure that begins with brownies on Friday night, cake on Saturday, cookies on Sundays and is now edging its way into my weekday routine. You’d think after a weekend like that I’d be ready to be serious and get back into healthy.
But here’s the thing; I’m drinking this delicious “Shake” and telling myself how “bad” I’m being on a Monday. But really this shake is health food in disguise. It’s like having my cake and eating it too…except there’s no cake involved. At least not today!
I have the biggest sweet tooth this side of the Mississippi. If you don’t believe me, ask my mom. I’ve had this relationship with sweets my whole life and I’m certain it isn’t going anywhere now.
There are days that I’m completely uninhibited in my love for sweets. You know, like on the weekends.
Sometimes on Mondays. Other times on Tuesdays. Do I need to go on? Because I think you get my point.
And then there are other days when I tone it down a little. (Usually the day after one of those “uninhibited” days.)
Today is one of those “tone it down” kind of days. That’s where something like this Vegan Banana Shake comes in handy. I can fool my greedy, little taste buds into thinking they’re getting what they want, all the while knowing I’m really being healthy. That’s what Monday’s are all about!
Vegan Banana Shake
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon Vega One French Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla-flavored Almond Milk (optional – you can also use soy milk or even water)
- 1 cup ice
- Optional: You can rizzle the top with the tiniest bit of peanut butter and a little bit of sprinkled cocoa
- Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until nice and smooth.
- Feel free to add a little more almond milk or water if it’s too thick.
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And if you’re curious about the nutritional information, here’s an estimation based on the ingredients:
Nutritional. Healthy. Filling. What more could you ask for when there’s no chocolate involved?