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Skinny Nutella Shake

Skinny Nutella Shake

Friday= milkshake time.

Ever since the year began, I’ve been kind of crazy about smoothies and shakes. While I always love a milkshake loaded with delicious ice cream, I don’t have them very often for obvious reasons.

The key to making a “skinny” shake is the use of a frozen banana. If you have never tried it before, blending a banana for a few minutes results in something quite magical. It becomes silky and creamy, just like ice cream! Sometimes I like to just blend a frozen banana in my food processor and toss in some peanut butter or Nutella and it always satisfies my cravings for ice cream, but without the guilt!

I buy bananas just for the sole purpose of letting them get nice and ripe so I can slice them up and toss them in a freezer bag for shakes and smoothies (or of course, banana bread). They give all of my smoothies that shake-like consistency, which I love oh so much! This Nutella version is the perfect dessert for the warm summer months. It’s rich and chocolatey, but not too heavy. Also, since it doesn’t actually contain any ice cream, this totally means you can have it for breakfast too!

Skinny Nutella Shake

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Skinny Nutella Shake

Yield: 1-2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small frozen ripe banana, cut into chunks (I cut mine before putting them in the freezer)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (can also use skim milk, soy, or coconut)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Nutella

Directions:

  1. Add the banana and almond milk to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, about 4-5 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and Nutella and blend until well-combined.

Nutrition (for 1 large shake): Calories: 261; Fat: 9.8g; Carbs: 40g; Sugars: 28.4g; Protein: 3.8g; WW PointsPlus: 7

Skinny Nutella Shake

   

12 Responses to “Skinny Nutella Shake”

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — April 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

    The only reason I buy bananas is for smoothies and skinny shakes. I’m addicted. This one looks amazing!

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    Choc Chip Uru — April 18, 2014 at 10:55 am

    This is healthy? Yet has nutella? Genius :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Ramona — April 19, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    What a clever shake!! Slurrrp!! I would truly enjoy it. :) Wishing you the happiest Easter!! :)

    • Stephanie replied: — April 23rd, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

      Hope you had a great Easter too, Ramona!

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    Ashley — April 20, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Oh my gosh, I haven’t ever thought of the banana idea! Will have to try that very very soon!!

    • Stephanie replied: — April 23rd, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

      You gotta try it! Totally gives it an ice cream texture, you just have to blend the banana a little longer.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 21, 2014 at 12:12 am

    NUTELLA? Shake? Skinny?! Best day ever!!

    • Stephanie replied: — April 23rd, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

      Thanks lady! P.S. I see you are going to BTP? See you in a few days! :)

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    Ridwan — April 21, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Anything with Nutella,is always taste so good to me and mixed with ripe banana just perfect :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — April 22, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I think I could have this every single day!!

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    OLWomen — April 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

    NUTELLA, Shake, and you stay Skinny….. who is not going to love this? That’s what I like about you Stephanie, you never stop to amaze me with all your delicious recipes!

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    Anonymous — May 26, 2014 at 2:59 am

    I haven’t ever thought of the banana idea!

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