Tuesday, January 6, 2009

a healthy banana shake


I make these all the time when I want a healthy treat and don't want to feel guilty about eating something bad for my body.

1 banana
1 handfull ice cubes
1/2 cup soy or rice milk*
1 spoonfull of unsweetened cocoa powder
a few drops of stevia**

Throw in blender and blend away.  Be happy you have chosen a healthy snack for yourself!

*did you know dairy milk has TONS of sugar in it?  not any good if you want to loose any weight or are concerned about your health!

**did you know stevia can be purchased at WalMart??  Its by the sugars. (stay away from any chemical sweetners (ie splenda, nutra sweet, ect), studies have proven the reaction they cause in your body can actually cause you to GAIN weight!  they don't advertise that now, do they!!)


Rachael said...

yummm...I wish I could find a store that had mark-down bananas now and then! The cheapest I find them is at Fred Meyer for $0.59/lb. That smoothie sounds so good!

Olivia said...

I use to make this for a breakfast shake but didn't think about all the sugar in milk. I also normally freeze my banana! How does rice milk taste because I can't do soy. Might try this with frozen oranges too!

Anonymous said...

I have found that Kal stevia is the best tasting stevia - no aftertaste, but a little more expensive if the after taste is an issue. Do they have Kal at Walmart? I am in search for the best price I can find!

I freeze my bananas too, Olivia! I don't know if you have tried this, but If you use a couple of bananas broken up with soy milk, sweetner, flavoring (vanilla, choc. powder, etc) & ice cubes in a good solid blender you can make 'ice cream' that is delicious, very low fat & sugar free if you use stevia! It melts fast, but is awesome!