May 10, 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut & Banana Milkshake:: Gluten Free Recipe

 Gluten Free Scallywag_Chocolate Hazelnut 
Banana

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!

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Hazelnut Banana

As you can most probably guess, this morning I wanted a smoothie milkshake. It was 10.30am. I hadn't had breakfast. In fact, I'd only woken up relatively recently. This whole 'searching for a new job thing' doesn't have a start time, so I'm making the most of sneaky mid week lay-ins whilst I can! To me, 10.30am is a perfectly acceptable time to have a milkshake. So, rounding up a few necessary ingredients from my (nearly completed - yay!) kitchen, I threw everything in the big glass jug, pressed the pulse button on the blender....

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...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

7 comments:

  1. Can't you just have the banana and the nutella? ;)

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  2. With bananas at $15 a kilo at the moment, half a banana is all I could afford! It sounds lovely and rich though. Yummm...

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  3. This sounds so so delicious, I just wish bananas weren't so expensive! Will have to try this when the prices are back to normal ;-)

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  4. That smoothie sounds amazing! I think I'm the only person in the world who has never tried Nutella.

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  5. Hi Jas,
    I write you from Italy, since I discovered your wonderful blog I often visit it to look for some new gluten free receipes. Your milkshake looks delicious.

    I would like to prepare your Gluten Free Honey & Spice Bundt Cake, but I don't know what the golden syrup is. With what could I substitute it?
    Thanks. Brava!! Simo

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  6. @ Fi - you certainly can just have banana and nutella (I ate both separately whilst I was throwing this all in the blender!)

    @TIC - I found some for $9/kg at our local farmers markets and as I only eat a few fruits I'll grab a banana or two every now and then to mix things :)

    @ Simo - Hello Italy! I've had a quick google for you and apparently you can find golden syrup at an ESSELUNGA or AUCHAN supermarket....? Golden Syrup is a lighter version or treacle or molasses, the Us call it light corn syrup. I'd try going half treacle or some such and then the remainder of the golden syrup in honey maybe? Buona fortuna!

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  7. Now why didn't I think of that??? :) I love to make peanut butter and banana smoothies, but the Nutella just makes it special! (I like the extra Nutella that you get to eat while making the smoothie, too). I know what I'm having for breakfast this Saturday.

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