Monday, June 6, 2011

chocolate monkey

While in GA, our friends introduced us to a smoothie they make often called: THE chocolate monkey.
It's awesome (and vegan if you want it to be!):
  • one banana (we find the riper, the better, like brown is a good thing=sweeter)
  • two big spoon fulls of peanut butter...little less than a 1/4 cup
  • vanilla, about a tsp
  • two tbsp cocoa, (I like mine real cocoa-y and kinda bitter so I add more)
  • one cup milk (dairy, soy, almond, breast) (just kidding about the breast)
  • Ice, probably about a cup of cubes?
Then you blend it all up, adding milk/ice as needed. If the bananas aren't over ripe, then add some honey to taste. Its about 500 cal FYI, so a good breakfast right? Three a day and your meals are covered!

And now for Eden after enjoying a chocolate monkey:

And I love her.


Southern Belle said...

I didn't know how many calories they were! Good to know!

A little Birdie... said...

I know what we're having for snack after naptime tomorrow!

A little Birdie... said...

Oh, and those are some STELLAR pictures of that cute little monkey of yours!

Have I told you that I really miss you? We need to plan a girls getaway STAT.

Vashti said...

Good glory! I am SO making this tonight, sounds like it would be magical!

Becca said...

She is so cute, Rach. Big blue eyes. My mom was "awwing" her.

Krystal said...

those photos are hilarious, makes me sold on the smooothy!

Jeremy Saunders said...

She is too cute for words!!!!

Laura said...

So yummy! I've never commented on your blog, but I thought I should say something since I linked to this post on my blog
Thanks for the great idea!