To recap, I only eat bananas when they are slightly green. At the end of the week, most overripe bananas end up in the freezer. I normally just peel ’em, break them into two or three chunks, and throw ’em in the icebox in some Tupperware. These frozen bananas make the perfect base for a delicious smoothie that tastes more sinful than it really is.
Frozen Banana Smoothie
Warning: measurements in this recipe are all guesstimates…I never really measure when smoothie making.
1 frozen, overripe banana
1 cup-ish of unsweetened rice milk (or almond milk, soy milk, cow’s milk, whatever your preference)
1-2 Tbsp. lite or sugar-free chocolate syrup
1 Tbsp. peanut butter (we normally like to have all-natural peanut butter on hand, but since we haven’t made a Trader Joe’s run in a while, we raided our natural disaster supply kit and this is what we’ve got)
1 serving of protein powder, as per package instructions. **Note: the protein powder I used in this recipe is gluten-free, but made on equipment shared with wheat. If you are sensitive to possible cross contamination, please read the labels when choosing a protein powder**
1. Place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth.
2. Add a couple of ice cubes for desired smoothie consistency.
3. Enjoy! Tastes great after a workout…they say chocolate milk is really good for you post-exercise…