View Full Version : Chocolate PB Banana Shake

Jun 22nd, 2008, 11:45 PM
Okay, I don't have exact measurements, but what I'm saying here makes about a large glass and a half of shakey goodness.

1 cup soy milk (vanilla, chocolate, plain, whatever.. I use plain)
1 banana
A spoonful of cocoa powder
A capful of vanilla extract
A heaping tbsp of all-natural peanut butter
And a bunch of ice

Toss soy milk, cocoa powder, vanilla, PB and ice into blender. Mash up banana and also throw into blender.

And then prepare for yummy goodness. :D

Jun 23rd, 2008, 04:11 AM
I make something similar all the time! It's sooo creamy and delicious and sweet without a need for sugar! Yum. I like to freeze my banana ahead of time. Then I don't need to add any ice. Tonight I'm going to make something similar but without PB and I think I'll throw in some unsweetened dried coconut. Mmm.

Aug 16th, 2008, 03:23 PM
I made this every evening it is great...It is also supposed to help you sleep. I also freeze the bananna and freze soy milk in ice cube trays...It is like a milk shake...

Aug 16th, 2008, 05:23 PM
If you are lifting/building, then throw a scoop of protein powder in there, and it's even better! :)

Aug 16th, 2008, 05:32 PM
mmm. my boyfriend made me this for the first time a few months ago and i've been raving about it ever since. mmm i could go for one....

Mr Flibble
Aug 17th, 2008, 09:01 AM
I tried it this morning (with almond butter, due to a lack of peanut). Is a pleasent substitute for banana, but I think I prefer the plain, simple, lower fat version - bananas and soy milk.

Aug 17th, 2008, 06:29 PM
i can't drink just a banana smoothie or shake. i like bananas, but in moderation...too much banana flavor makes me gag. i wish i could say i preferred the lower fat version... unfortunately the pb and coco make it for me.

Mr Flibble
Aug 17th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Having drunk one at 8.30am this morning I didn't feel hungry again at all until 7pm this evening!

I'm not entirely sure what's going on here (normally I'm hungry again by 10), but perhaps it's the magical dieting product I've been searching for........

Aug 18th, 2008, 01:21 AM
I'd better get some bananas then, Mr. F

Mr Flibble
Aug 18th, 2008, 08:23 AM
No, didn't loose any weight yesterday, think i'll stick to cereal then 10sies :)

Aug 18th, 2008, 08:26 AM
i froze a 'nana overnight to have this for my breakfast today......

i prefer raw carob powder though - i like the taste and it's full of iron too :)

Aug 18th, 2008, 01:16 PM
update:....t'was very tasty indeed :)

Aug 18th, 2008, 03:28 PM
This sounds gooood! I've just started making simple banana/soya milk shakes a few weeks back, sometimes throwing in 3 dried apricots to up my fruit intake.

I just use one of those little hand blenders, but i guess if you're playing with ice cubes for this one, you need a proper blender which i'm probably too lazy to clean just for one shake. LOL.

Aug 19th, 2008, 10:35 AM
I just made myself one of these for my breakfast but I didn't have any vanilla essence and I used two bananas. It was scrummy.:satisfied::)

Aug 19th, 2008, 12:04 PM
wildcat, i used a hand held blender too. the froz banana is easier to blend up than ice - let it thaw for about 15 mins.

Aug 20th, 2008, 05:57 PM
sounds delicious :)

Aug 20th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Made this tonight but left out the peanut butter (can't get over this mental block that PB is for sandwiches not drinks!!)

Froze 2 bananas (pre sliced) instead of using ice, used 1/2 cap of vanilla and added a dash of maple syrup.

VERY yummy :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Aug 21st, 2008, 10:27 AM
I was gonna freeze a banana for this yesterday but apparantly it says in our freezer manual you shouldn't chill bananas because they lose their nutrients. Other fruit is ok but it's something specific to 'nanas. Have no idea if this is true or not, but i just used normal room-temp banana as usual.

I just made a simple banana, PB, soya milk and ground flaxseed shake and it was yum!

PS - PB tastes so good in drinks! :)

EDIT - found this link about the bananas in the fridge dealio. apparantly it's fine. http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/questions/question/2001/

Aug 21st, 2008, 11:54 AM
might have to try this - I love PB

Aug 21st, 2008, 01:19 PM
Pogo cafe in London do something very similar to this only without the chocolate, it's delicious.