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Most mornings, I’m so late rushing to work that I can barely remember to grab a yogurt on my way out the door. Then, every once in a while, I find a couple extra minutes (and I literally mean a couple, as in two) to treat myself to something special. Yesterday was one of those days, and as soon as I saw my opening, I called on my general knowledge of smoothie-making and threw together the Banana Breakfast Smoothie you see before you. It’s filling, deliciously banana-ey, and creamy with a touch of cinnamon. I need to hit the snooze button one less time more often.
We’ve all heard of breakfast for dinner (big fans in this household), but what about breakfast for dessert? Why not breakfast all day long?! Well, if you’re liking this train of thought, you’re gonna love this milkshake.
Brian and I are on a big Cinnamon Toast Crunch kick right now. He likes his for breakfast and I like to treat myself to a bowl after dinner. We enjoy the finer things in life, clearly. Well, as delicious as it is the good old-fashioned way, I thought I’d try jazzing things up a bit. And since Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal milk is the best kind of cereal milk there is, a Cinnamon Toast Crunch milkshake was the obvious way to go.
Here’s a little something in honor of yesterday’s announcement. Not only is this hot chocolate “Italian” (thereby conjuring up dreams of sunny Positano), its warmth makes it perfectly suited to the dreary weather we’ve been having here in DC. So to boil it down for you (no pun intended), I can’t think of a better beverage recipe to share with you. But, more than just my good timing, what I find particularly remarkable and telling of just how tasty this is is the fact that I generally shy away from bittersweet/dark-chocolate anything, and yet found this minimally sweet, maximally chocolate drink to be quite delicious. I’m a milk-chocolate girl through and through, but even I can appreciate the beauty of a smooth and thick cup of bittersweet hot chocolate.
Now, what makes a hot chocolate “Italian”? Follow along and I promise to tell you.
I had every intention of posting a healthy smoothie recipe, because let’s face it, I need one and have no business making and drinking decadent hot chocolates. But it’s cold and I’m a baby, and with a recurring series devoted to fried food, you’re not coming to this blog for the leafy greens. So hot chocolate it is. And since I’m already throwing caution to the wind, I thought I’d share the richest, most delicious hot chocolate there is. Stop reading now if you’re trying to cut back on sugar and happiness. Proceed at your own risk, but I really hope you do.
I’m on an ice-cream kick that I just can’t seem to shake (no pun intended, you’ll see what I mean). First, it was this refreshing York Peppermint Shake, and more recently, this Matcha Milkshake (see?). Both were delicious, but with four scoops of ice cream per serving, they aren’t exactly diet friendly. The tasty things rarely are. Today, I’m staying true to my love for ice cream, but throttling down to one or two scoops per glass in these Valentine-inspired Cherry Vanilla Floats. I don’t normally drink carbonated anything (soda, beer, you name it), so this is quite a big deal.
Happy Thursday, you guys! I mean happy in the greatest sense of the word, because Brian comes back to DC tonight! Sure, he says he’s doing it to see me, and sure, I think watching the Super Bowl with his friends is more like it (check out these bingo cards if you haven’t already), but I’ll take whatever excuse I can get.
Before I run off to stare at the clock and count down the hours (8:50 can’t get here soon enough), here’s something I concocted for Brian’s arrival. He, like me, loves anything green tea, and since I want him to be sufficiently caffeinated to talk late into the night, the easy and delicious Matcha Milkshake was born. It’s a good one!