I am sharing this Crazy Shake : Banana-Choc recipe today in honour of ROALD DAHL! It is Roald Dahl day (13 Sptember 2016) an the well known and well loved author would have been 100 years old today! A huge fan of ROALD DAHL since I was a young child, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to be part of the festivities. As this very talented author must have been somewhat crazy to dream up the characters who fill the pages of the books and the tales they bring to life, this seemed like the perfect day to share something on the sweet side of life. My childhood copies of my personal favourites, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Witches remain treasures to be passed down. See more about Roald Dahl and the marking of his 100th birthday below the recipe!
This crazy shake is a healthy alternative to a whole new kind of milkshake that seems to have become very popular. Topped with a pile a sweets and biscuits and cream and chocolate and much more, crazy shakes or freak shakes are overloaded with sugar and should therefore not be consumed too regularly.
Competing with the appeal of these types of foods is tough but we simply have to find ways to make healthy foods more fun and exciting for kids. Remember that repeated exposure to foods creates acceptance. Taking the time to creatively prepare healthy foods in effort to encourage children to eat them is worth it. It is best, however, to limit deception. Tell your child what they have eaten and do not lie if they ask. Not only will they be reluctant to try your creations in the future, they will not learn to associate the healthy ingredients in their original form with your tasty masterpiece. The success of your effort will be incomplete because, yes, you got the food in, but you did not gain true acceptance of the foods you were disguising.
Armed with the knowledge that frozen banana, blended, becomes banana ice cream, I created this Banana-Choc Crazy Shake. This is not only a healthy alternative to a milkshake but it makes a great after school fruit snack. The additional protein and fat will increase satiety. If this crazy shake is following sport, add peanut butter or sunflower seeds for a boost in protein. It is perfect for play dates and birthday parties. Healthy food can most definitely be novel. Flavour variations include strawberry (2 strawberries per serving) or vanilla extract.
Crazy Shake: Banana-Choc
By September 13, 2016Published:
- Yield: 500 ml (2 Servings)
- Prep: 5 mins
I am sharing this Crazy Shake : Banana-Choc recipe today in honour of ROALD DAHL! It is Roald Dahl day (13 Sptember 2016) an the …
- 150 g frozen banana (without peel)
- 100 ml low fat milk
- 50 ml water
- 10 ml cocoa powder optional
- 10 mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup popped popcorn
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
- Serve in a small glass or a 250 ml glass jar and top with popcorn or marshmallows.
Add a fun straw.
- Carb per serving = 30 g (2 carbs)
- Course: Snack
Crazy Shake Varieties:
- Top with diced strawberries
- Swap banana with frozen mango and replace the cocoa with coconut
- Use caramel popcorn instead of marshmallows
Did you know that 10 % of all Roald Dahl income goes to charity!