Thursday, October 18, 2012

smoothie shake


What's the difference between a shake and a smoothie? Is it ice cream?

I've been craving a shake for a couple weeks now, but not the kind with ice cream, the kind with peanut butter and banana and cocoa and almond milk. My New Roots has a milkshake recipe that I LOVE (here), and that's what I've been wanting.

Egan introduced me to this new place called Cafe SuperNatural in Salt Lake City. It's very healthy (plant-based, mostly raw, and gluten free). We shared a cacao shake last Friday and it satisfied my shake wishes in a big way.

I've been on this soaked steel cut oats kick for a few months now and this week I made the switch to morning smoothies for breakfast. My favorite combination feels more like a shake/smoothi. combination. Maybe just because of the chocolatey-peanut buttery addition.

Breakfast Smoothie
I don't measure anything, I just eye ball it to make 1 tall glass.

almond milk
greek yogurt
frozen berries
banana (frozen or ripe)
pitted date
1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon cacao powder

blend* away.

*for the record. I love my Ninja blender. I got it for my birthday this year.


  1. Ok I'm driving to the store today to make sure I have everything I need to make this tomorrow morning. YUM and thanks.

  2. i need to start making morning smoothies again. it's good it's quick it's easy and healthy. duhh.

  3. I've never done peanut butter in mine...can you taste it?! I have my empty smoothie sitting next to me at work--but it just doesn't fill me up as much as I'd like it to. Suggestions?

  4. Jane! Thanks so much for sharing my items on your blog!!! :-[) This shake looks awesome and now i am wondering if I should save for the Ninja that you have instead of the vitamix?