I think last night I discovered that I’m old.
Now I know y’all are probably all, “OMG Heather be quiet, 30 is not old,” and I will say that I agree – 30 isn’t old. But last night for the first time ever I watched the first 5 minutes of the MTV Movie Awards, erased the recording on my DVR and turned on It’s Complicated instead.
I gave up watching a younger generation show on purpose to watch a show about 50-year-olds instead. And then all I did was sit and drool over Meryl Streep’s house and garden in the movie.
Somewhere my husband is reading this and shaking his head, mostly because he knows I’m not lying and also because he knows that these days I’m either watching Friends re-runs or It’s Complicated. Really. Who wants to come over and be my friend? I know I’m sounding cooler by the minute 😉
But enough about my terrible TV-watching habits; let’s talk smoothies shall we? I couldn’t let a smoothie series go on without talking about my favorite flavor combination ever – chocolate and peanut butter. Now I know the title says “nut butter” and that’s because you could use any nut butter you like or have on hand. No judgement here. I just always use peanut butter because that’s totally the bee’s knees.
I love this smoothie because it’s just sweet enough to feel decadent, but packed with spinach for the health benefits. And since my old soul self is always looking for a way to pack in some veggies, that makes this smoothie kind of the “it” dessert around my house these days.
- 1 cup milk of choice (I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk for this smoothie)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter OR powdered peanut butter
- 1 medium banana, frozen
- 2 cups frozen spinach
- honey or stevia to taste
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional)
- Combine all ingredients, except the honey or stevia, in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and sweeten as desired.
- Top with chocolate chips if desired.