Milkshakes are one of my favorite parts of summer. Something about the cold and smooth drink makes me want more and more. Their easiness to make doesn't favor moderaton at all.
But now easy is a good thing! Becuase this milkshake is actually good for you! And isn't pretty?
I wasn't feeling as gorgeous as this milkshake a couple days ago. I wear contacts and for the first time ever, my eyes had been really bothering me. Since our trip, my right contact was constantly dry and sitting funny in my eye. Then, my left eye becomes red and bloodshot. So I had one eye that looked infected but didn't hurt and then another that looked fine, but hurt like crazy!
My eye doctor gave me this new, involved cleaning system thingie and told me to limit my contact use. So for the past coupe days, I've been wearing my glasses. The thing about my glasses is that I bought them almost six years ago. They don't fit the way now that they did then! Glasses are already more limited in vision than contacts, but mines are especially limited and I'm constantly cocking my head to weird angles to see things.
So, I often take them off while listening to music or school readings. Now you have to understand, I have horrible vision. I mean, horrible. I NEED something to correct my eyes at all times I order to see.
You know what realized when I wasn't wearing my glasses? My vision was limited to a couple feet in front if me and I was only concerned with what I could see. It almost became like my own little world.
The problem with that is, if I couldn't tell what someone's facial expression was while talking, why listen and try to discern if they were hurt or unhappy. I couldn't tell, so why bother. Or if my siblings were arguing about toys across the room, there was no need to offer to mediate, because I couldn't see what was going on, thus it didn't affect me.
Sometimes I wonder if I have another pair of glasses I can choose to put on. Ones that let me see the insecurity behind someone's actions. Ones that open my eyes to problems and hurt. Those aren't fun to wear, but I can't bless others when all I'm willing to see is what I want to. God calls us to share His love! I realized He has "glasses" He wants me to put on each day, ones of honesty, compassion, and humility.
I was definitely challenged to expand my own little world. You may not guess it, but this milkshake was actually one of the ways I did that. You know how?
I don't like white chocolate.
I think it was because I first had it expecting it to live up to its name: chocolate. It didn't! (It really isn't chocolate because there is no cocoa in it. I guess the name "butter n' sugar wouldn't have flown as well.) Also, I find it too sweet at times.
However! This milkshake is amazing. I actually liked the white chocolate flavor because it wasn't overpowering. Subtle, but in every
Skinny White Chocolate and Blueberry Milkshake
Recipe Source: The Sweet Tooth Life. Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction
Yield: 2 servings
2 small bananas, mashed slightly and frozen
1 tablespoon white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup blueberries
Optional: blueberries and white chocolate chips for garnish.
Melt white chocolate chips and set aside. In a blender, blend bananas, vanilla, and milk until smooth. Add white chocolate and blend again.
Divide between two parfait glasses.
Purée blueberries until smooth and swirl through banana mixture. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and blueberries , if desired.
More cold drinks for hot weather? Check out my creamy strawberry lemonade smoothie!