Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bananas & Chocolate

Do you ever notice an unintended theme in your eating pattern? The theme for me this week has been chocolate and bananas.

It began innocently enough, with a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream. Ben and Jerry's happens to be on sale at King Soopers this week, perhaps in connection with National Ice Cream Month.

Then, when I stopped into the Watercourse for a snack, I noticed chocolate-banana cupcakes in the baker's case. The cupcakes are chocolate with banana frosting layered between the base and the cap, and a banana chip on top. (For more on Watercourse's baked goods, including gluten-free options, click here.)

Finally, I decided to give in to the trend and make a banana-chocolate smoothie - vanilla yogurt blended with cocoa and a little sugar,* and a banana added to the mix. Excellent with peanut butter toast.

*Chocolate syrup could also be used, or else just start with chocolate milk or chocolate soy milk.

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