Sunday, 7 June 2015

Shake rather than snack: a healthy shake to satisfy your cravings.

I have recently purchased a new blender from Breville called Blend-Active, which is a blender that allows you to make smoothies and shakes at home; and then by simply swapping the blade lid to a normal lid, you can take your creation ‘on the go’!

Being a huge lover of all things sweet, I have found that the snack cupboard is often far too tempting, usually resulting in me stuffing my face with half a packet of cookies before you even have the chance to say ‘Maryland’. Therefore I thought this blender would be a great way of satisfying my cravings – but the healthy way!

I have literally just created this recipe for the first time today, but I thought that it was so yummy that it would be selfish not to share it with you.
 
Recipe for one ‘banana, oatmeal, and peanut-butter’ shake:
You will need:
  • 1 banana,
  • around 1 tbsp of plain oatmeal,
  • 1 tsp of smooth peanut-butter,
  • 200 ml of semi-skimmed/almond milk,
  • 200 ml of water.
Okay so basically as you can imagine, there is no ‘special’ method to creating this shake – you just blend all of the above ingredients together until you get the consistency to your liking! If people prefer, you could change the quantities of milk to 400 ml without water, but I personally think that half and half works well as you can’t tell the difference taste wise, and it just makes it that little bit healthier! Likewise, you could also just use 400 ml of water without the milk too. For those who don’t like peanut-butter, I think cinnamon would be a nice substitute for some extra flavour, but by all means – just have plain banana if that’s what takes your fancy!
I hope that this satisfies your cravings to some extent, and that you enjoy making and tasting this shake as much as I have!


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