There are mornings when I just don't feel like gluten free toast with butter and jam, nor fried eggs on gluten free hasbrowns or even some gluten free muesli on yoghurt.... sometimes I just want a smoothie. Now, that's not in the "usual" morning smoothie sense. I mean, my Mum has green juices in the mornings and carrot juices and the like (she's a health nut - I like to say my mission is to feed her naughty gluten free treats!), but, it's just not me. I like my veggies with my lunch or dinner, or at the very least in an omelette! But.... if you DO want a fancy green-as-Jim-Carey's-Grinch-smoothie then be sure to check out this one!
As you can most probably guess, this morning I wanted a
...licked up an extra spoonful of Nutella whilst I waited... and wah-lah! A delicious (and reasonably nutritious) gluten free chocolate hazelnut banana milkshake! I highly recommend that the next time you wake up at 10am on a weekend morning you do the same - as it's just a little bit naughty to be having chocolate in your breakfast (especially on a weekday!).
Gluten Free Scallywag Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Milkshake
Serves 1 thirsty gal or is enough for 2 little people
1/2 banana, frozen works nicely but isn't necessary
2-3 decent spoonfuls of Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
a few more spoonfuls of Nutella to eat as you are pulsing the blender
1/3cup natural or Greek gluten free yoghurt (or a scoop of vanilla icecream)
200ml ice cold milk (any fat content you wish)
handful of ice cubes
Throw everything into a high-powered-ice-crushing blender. Pop the lid on. Pulse for a few moments (don't forget to eat the extra few spoonfuls of the Nutella at this point!).
Pour into a tall chilled glass. Slurp up through a couple of thick straws. Yummy!
* Notes + Substitutions:
Make me dairy free by subbing for dairy free yoghurt and milk alternatives such as coconut or almond.
Can't have nuts? Use chocolate sauce instead or throw in some finely chopped dark chocolate or use chocolate ice cream.
Hate banana? Sorry got nothing for you, this is afterall a banana choc smoothie. Perhaps try this strawberry one?