Saturday, December 17, 2011

Banana Pecan Pie Shake

It's been another one of those crazy weeks when life is busy and all you want to do when you get home is blow off some steam by exercising, then put on your jammies and read trashy magazines in bed. Yep, that's been my week!

I am super excited for Christmas coming up. I have 4 days off in a row and can't wait to relax! I took a half day off yesterday, spent some quality time with my hubby, and enjoyed some much needed down time. Today it's back to the races: optometrist appointment, grocery shopping, rounding up the last few Christmas presents, and  happy hour with some friends. Ready, go! :)

I actually made this shake right after Thanksgiving. My mom likes to send us home with leftovers anytime we visit, and we had pecan pie as one of our two Thanksgiving desserts. It was reeeeeally sweet (thanks Costco!) - almost cloyingly sweet, so I was trying to think of ways to eat it than all by itself. I thought a milkshake sounded good, but was too lazy to go to the grocery store to buy ice cream. We had a banana, so it became a banana-shake instead!

The shake is super creamy and sorta healthy if you forget about all the pie in there :) It's perfect for sharing, too, or just sipping on your own sitting in bed reading trashy magazines.

Banana Pecan Pie Shake
Makes 1 large shake or 2 small (8 oz.) shakes


  • 1 small slice pecan pie (about 1 1/2 inches wide at the crust)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or whatever kind you prefer)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • In a blender, crush ice.
  • Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve in a cold glass with a straw. Enjoy!


  1. How easy is this? And it sounds like a fantastic combo of flavors! The week leading to Christmas is going to be hectic for me too...a few last-minute presents have to wait until payday on Wednesday, so I'll be shopping into my day off on Fri!


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