Good morning booboos! I hope everyone had a rockin’ Indulgence Friday
(ew, sorry for the baby talk, I am writing this at approx. 11:45 PM because I am all chocolateified-up from the recipe I am going to reveal to you, but of course I will schedule this to post in the morning so you all don’t think I’m a crazykins even though you know I am one) <—my grammar is really good, can you tell?
Actually that is a lie, I would want a lifetime supply of raisins and a juicer because I am too cheapo to buy one for myself.
Slash I think I will have to do a whole post on my obsession with Hulu and all of the wonderful things it brings into my life, keep your eye out for that one, I have a feeling it will be a this-will-make-you-pee-your-pants kind of post.
First of all, I have to say that my Grandma is the cutest thing in the world, I love her and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when she sends me cards (especially when she sends me a whole dollar, that makes me jump for joy because I can buy penny candy at Walgreens:)).
It makes my heart smile:)
If you imagine me with my excited face you will understand the emotion that comes with cards from my Grandma, she is the cutest woman alive, I mean look at her!
Just TRY and tell me that is not the most adorable woman you have ever seen, I dare you. She is even more of a munchkin than I am clocking in at about four foot something or other and it makes me feel tall:)
What a cutie patootie!
So, since it was Indulgence Friday, I obviously had to make some yummy deliciousness. This time it came in the form of an old frosty favorite, healthified.
As a kid, did you ever have the McDonald’s chocolate milkshakes? I used to LOVE those things, but they were so sugar-laden and full of fat that my smart parents only let me have one once every few years (yes, years).
As a child, I didn’t exactly appreciate this lack of ice creamy deliciousness, but now my cholesterol can thank them:)
And now, your cholesterol can thank me!
Healthified Chocolate Milkshake
Slightly sweet with a mild banana flavor, this milkshake tastes just like (and better!) than its not-so-healthy counterpart.
Makes one large shake.
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 heaping tablespoon raw cacao (or cocoa/carob powder)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. stevia
- 2 giant handfuls of ice
- Cacao nibs, chocolate chips, more cacao powder (for garnish)
- Combine milk, banana, cacao, stevia, and vanilla in your blender on its highest power.
- Add ice cubes, a few at a time, while the blender is running.
- Pour into a (large) glass, and serve immediately.
I garnished mine with more cacao nibs, but chocolate chips, cacao/cocoa/carob powder, or fruit would also be delicious!
And the best part? If you use raw cacao, the entire smoothie is completely raw!
Chocolate craving: satisfied.
I have been getting some questions lately about my raw habits as of late, and I’m not going all dehydrator on you guys (even though I would absolutely love to have one, but then again I am too cheapo to buy one), but I am eating all of my fruits and veggies raw (besides brussels sprouts, which I lightly steam), as well as eating sprouted grains and beans.
However, I am also eating lots of cooked goodness like beans (hummus!) and quinoa and amaranth. And surprisingly, it’s so much easier than eating all cooked food! The prep time is so much smaller, and I feel so rejuvenated every time I eat:)
Also, please do not be offended if I do not respond to comments very quickly! I have addressed this before, but I just feel so bad and I love you all so much! I am getting back to comments and e-mails as quickly as possible, but the student life ain’t easy:) I’m a busy bee, chickadees!
On another note, it made me giggle and smile ear to ear to hear that some of you are catching onto my catch-phrases! (like bloggity blog, lazy-loo, snackety snack, sprouty sprouts..you get the idea) Keep spreadin’ the CK Vocab love, boos!
That’s all for this morning love doves! I’m off to hit the gym and then get some work done. Have an awesome Sattyday!
Does chocolate make you hyper?
Yes, do not get around me after I have had some chocolate unless you are looking for a party.
Are you obsessed with Hulu? What are your favorite shows?
Lie to Me, Glee, Greek, Desperate Housewives, and Grey’s. And OCCASIONALLY The Bachelor if I’m feeling extra indulgent:)
What is your favorite flavor of milkshake?
Chocolate, hands down. Vanilla and strawberry are just gross.
Do your grandparents send you cute cards?
Yes, I keep every single one of them, they make me smile:)