Thursday, June 30, 2011

Power Smoothie 1: Peanut Butter-Banana-Chocolate

Our first meal of the day breaks our overnight fast and it is no surprise we call it Breakfast! Although it is definitely the “most important meal" of the day, it is often ignored by most of us. Unfortunately, not many of us make time or have the appetite for a relaxed breakfast first thing in the morning. Back home, the scene was different, mum would always stuff us with piping hot Idlis (with sambhar) or Dosas or Parathas (with potato or veggies) before we rushed out of the door. After moving to England the extremely fast mornings made me notice what people ate including friends, S suggested we change our breakfast choices. Soon fancy morning flakes/cereals became permanent fixtures at our breakfast table, although we do indulge in pancakes/omelettes and other extravagant breakfast, over weekends or holidays.
 Having said that, there are days when my appetite, mood or time for breakfast is Zippo and Power smoothies like these become a quick fix. I have given you two recipes (that are my fall-back ones most of the days) in this and the next post. They are very forgiving recipes, so feel free to add a spoon of protein mix or healthy seeds or any other seasonal fruits. DO give the Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Banana smoothie a’s my firm favourite!

Food Blogger Connect is Europe’s primer conference for food bloggers & writers, attracting bloggers from all over Europe & outside Europe, with an impressive line up of guest speakers, programmes and competitions. This year Cuisinart has partnered with FBC (as official small domestic appliance partner) for a fabulous giveaway: two full weekend conference tickets to two very lucky winners and an opportunity to participate in the cooking demonstration with Celebrity Chef Anjum Anand. Even those who have already registered have a chance of winning. How great is that? The rule was to create your own smoothie or make a smoothie recipe from Cuisinart or Anjum Anand’s books and post it on our blog and on Food Blogger Connect Facebook page by 8th of July, 2011 and tweet about it. So here's my entry!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Smoothie 
2 Bananas
2tbsp Peanut Butter (I prefer crunchy)
Glug of best Chocolate Sauce (I used homemade)
1-2 Scoop Vanilla Icecream (I used clotted cream)(optional)
1 cup Whole milk or Soy milk
1 heaped tbsp Linwoods cocoa berry with flaxseed
Whizz all the ingredients with some ice cubes as desired, in a processor and serve chilled.


Simones Kitchen said...

O wow Arthi! If I hadn't read your post I wouldn't have even known about the possibility to be a part of the cooking demonstration with Anjum! Looove your smoothie too!

Unknown said...

I really really love the sound of this!

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