Starbucks in my kitchen


While Mike and I were in Blacksburg we went to Starbucks (which is actually across the street from the apartment building I lived in while I was in college – it was a TCBY when I was there) and I tried the new Chocolate Banana Vivanno.  It was something different, a change of pace from my normal Grande Java Chip Frapp.  After going to the gym early this morning I was really thinking that I would like a Chocolate Banana Vivanno but the problem is it’s 50 miles to the nearest Starbucks.  I stopped at the grocery store and got some bananas and here is what I came up with.  It was really good – not quiet as healthy as the Starbucks version because I didn’t have protein and fiber powder.  

Put one whole banana (peeled of course) into the blender
Add a little less than a Tablespoon of cocoa powder (more or less depending on how chocolaty you like it)
Add a little sugar ( I used the same amount of sugar as cocoa powder – a little more for Mike’s and the kids – they like it sweeter)
About 3 handfuls of ice cubes ( I have small hands)
about 3/4 cup of Milk ( I used organic skim for mine and 2% for the others)
Blend it up 
Emma isn’t a big fan of bananas so she asked me to make hers with frozen strawberries and it was surprisingly good – kinda of a chocolate covered strawberry taste.  Give it a try and tell me what you think.  

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