this month has been a whirlwind so far and by all indications, it’s not going to let up for weeks. they call it march madness for a reason and i’m pretty sure the phrase should be “in like a lion, out like a lion and generally like a lion all throughout.” last night i bought FOUR dresses though and i’m hoping that’ll push some springy air my way. i can’t wait to wear them, don some very bright colors and paint my toes to be shown off in sandals. the time is coming and spring really, really, really is my favorite time of year.
anywho… all these crazy weekend commitments and tons of time spent traveling, working tournaments, etc. means that i haven’t had as much time to cook as i would like. i feel sort of ashamed even calling this a “recipe.”
see, i tend to stay up pretty late. (except for tuesday night when i went to bed at 7:57pm and woke up at 7:27am on wednesday morning. now THAT was awesome.) so anyways, if i eat dinner around 6 when i get home from work, chances are i’ll be hungry again before i go to bed six hours later. rather than indulging in a huge ice cream sundae, i came up with this shake that lightens up the ingredients but is still totally sweet and satisfying. think of it as a blended banana split also, the ingredients are ever-changing, so just include anything that you love in an ice cream sundae!
1/2 cup light ice cream (i had slow churned cookies & cream)
1 cup skim milk
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips
(pretty simple, but you could always add in your favorite candy, some strawberries, nix the peanut butter, throw in some sliced almonds. literally WHATEVER you want.)
now for the instructions… brace yourself: put all ingredients in blender. hit frappe. pour. sip.