Thursday, April 8, 2010

Banana Monkey Breakfast Shake

There are few thing more delicious, decadent, and healthier than this shake. This is truly an embodiment of "good food". Our recipe was inspired by an Oprah show I read about that featured the cast of "LOST", one of our favorite shows. Matthew Fox (the actor who plays "Jack") said this is a favorite of his (called "Kailua Monkey" in Hawaii). And now it's my husband's favorite shake.

In our house, it's called the "Banana Monkey" and it tastes like a milkshake. Ever since we've introduced this to my uncle Gabriel, he's had this shake every day.


Makes 2-3 servings

Approx. 4 oz. soy milk (we use light, Silk brand soymilk)
2 heaping Tbsp. scoop organic peanut butter (not Jif brand)
1-2 big scoops vanilla soy protein powder
2 ripe bananas (frozen bananas preferred)
1 huge glass of ice
1 tsp. honey or agave nectar (optional—can usually skip if bananas are ripe)
1 Tbsp. wheat germ (optional)

In blender (the Vitamix is awesome for this!), blend all ingredients until smooth, adding more soymilk to thin out the consistency if necessary.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! We sure do.

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