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.

k 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!