Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Healthy Banana Shake! You WILL thank me.

You heard right: healthy shake. It's really a smoothie, but it's so creamy, I have a  hard time calling it that. You see, my momma, she's sort of a genius. This past week I've been doing a "body cleanse" with my roommate Chrissy. It claimed you'd lose 10-17lbs in a week, which I know isn't realistic, but worth a shot right?! I found this diet on Pinterest and normally have a difficult time bringing my self to do these things for 2 reasons:
a. I'm a skeptic when it comes to diets because I've tried soooo many, and failed miserably.
b. I am a cupcake hoe. I have NO self control when it comes to sweets, and the greatest relationship I've ever had has been with carbs. 

Anywho, my momma always told me "You can do anything for 7 days." and 7 days happened to the the length of this "cleanse" so we decided to give it a shot.

Overall, I figured how hard could it be? Drink 10 glasses of water and Day 1: All fruits, Day 2: All veggies, Day 3: Both... It wasn't awful til day 4: Bananas, milk and soup. and so on... anyways,
 I HATE bananas and milk!!! I went 14 years without eating a banana,  and they repulse me.

Desperate, I did what any mature adult would do: I called my momma! 
Ya know what she said? ... "Make. A. Smoothie."

but mom... I still hate bananas! 

Sometimes you gotta do, what you gotta do, and I figure drinking it may be easier to choke down than chewing it. So I did. My roommate offered to let me use her Very Vanilla Silk, I threw in 2 bananas and some ice until it was the thickness I wanted, and BAM! Milkshake. 
And get this:
It was freaking yummy!!!  
and I hate bananas!

 (Sorry for poor quality photos, I could barely take my lips off that straw long enough to take them!!!)

 I tell you what, that soymilk works wonders! It seriously tasted like ... I don't even know... cake! SO GOOD! So there you are, if you want a rich, healthy, potassium packed shake, then 3/4 cup Very Vanilla Silk, 2 bananas and a bunch of ice is all you'll need :)

As for that "cleanse" I lost 3 lbs. Not too shabby. Won't lie though, I attacked the carbs and sweets like a cake addict fresh home from fat camp, and am pretty positive those pounds are back and then some... but hey, at least I got a yummy shake recipe outta the deal!


  1. Looks delicious. I'm always looking for new smoothie recipes. You have a beautiful blog!



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