Chocolate Pudding Smoothie

09 September 2012

For the past few weeks I've been suffering from a serious condition commonly known as: chronic hunger. Early morning? Hungry. Regular morning? Hungry. Late morning? Hungry. Directly after third breakfast? Hungry. 1:46 in the am? Hungry. 1:48 in the am after devouring three pieces of cheese? Hungrier. So to combat the one symptom of the chronic hunger (hunger!!!) I've been eating a lot of food. The other day over the course of 23 minutes I devoured three bananas all covered in 1 cup peanut butter each. Light and easy. Or light 'n easy if you prefer that sort of obnoxious spelling.

I've found that if I take 4 minutes to throw this little snack together in between meals then I am a little bit less hangry for the following hour or sometimes hourS (!!!!). I also lie and tell myself that it is bordering on sort of healthy.

I know smooothie recipes are sort of moot because you can't really screw up a smoothie but sometimes I just can't help but e-share with my e-friends. I'm sorryish. 


1 pudding cup (I roll with sugar free chocolate and vanilla)
some spinach (1/2 cup?)
one banana
3-4 ice cubes (I normally hate ice in smoothies but I allow and tolerate it just this once)
1 (or more) heaping tablespoon of peanut butter (I like the Better N Peanut Butter)
3/4-1 cup of almond milk

I don't need to tell you that all you do is throw everything in the blender in no particular order and .... blend. I will strictly instruct that if your kids are asleep: pray quietly that the blender doesn't wake them up and if it does I would go ahead and curse. Loudly.

Simon saw me making this the other day and was super grossed out and especially appalled that I would dare to combine spinach and pudding. Then he asked for "just a little" taste and although he didn't say it I know he completely retracted his incredulous scoff and unattractively furrowed brow. He did. I know it.


  1. Mmmmmmmmm maybe my afternoon jog will involve runnin to the grocery to get some puddin mmmmmmmmmm

  2. Funny how spinach REALLY doesn't change the taste of a smoothie, unless you put a bag of it in or something like that. I would send you this link I am sending to my friend's daughter at college but it's not really healthy...
    however, it's quick and looks to be quite tasty....
    maybe you could add spinach...

    1. ha. that looks sinful .... maybe when Simon gets home I can split it with him!

      Thanks Tracy!!!

  3. You need some real fat, and some protein! This sugar free fake stuff is what's leaving you so hungry so soon! Get some real food in you for that baby, it'll taste better too!

  4. I always throw spinach in mine, too. You can't taste it once it's blended. Kale works the same way (as long as you take off the stems).

  5. I just want that pudding cup.

    No, really, I might have to try this.

  6. Yum! I have also been suffering from chronic hunger...perhaps there is a bun in my oven. Only time will tell. TMI? I don't care, really.

    Oh, and another good recipe: 1 box cake mix, 1 c. vanilla yogurt of the Greek variety, 1 c. water. Mix well. Bake at 350 for, like 40ish minutes? So good.

    And, we made beergaritas the other night while Ellen was sleeping. Pro tip: blend them in the bathroom furthest from your slumbering chillens. It worked for us...even if it violated 17 health codes...

  7. I don't like ice in my smoothies either, I've found that if you slice and freeze the banana before you use it you don't need to add any additional ice to the smoothie. It doesn't water it down when it melts, and you're not left with any stray chunks of ice!

  8. oh that looks good. I can relate to the hunger are not alone



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