Joanna Anastasia


Chocolate peanut butter gingerbread shake

Chocolate, peanut butter and gingerbread Christmas shake: my new favourite festive treat!

I believe in balance in life, and that’s why some days, all I need is a little over-the-top festive treat: like this Chocolate Peanut Butter Gingerbread Shake! I’m a sucker for anything gingerbread and even bigger one for peanut butter, so obviously I needed to try these two together! And guess what: they are made for each other!

You could absolutely serve it hot if you’d like, or cold like I did, and I’m sure your kids would love it too. Mine sure did!

And, if you’d like to make it extra special (though for adults only) you could add a bit of Bailey’s!

What you’ll need :

2 cups milk
1 cup natural smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon chocolate souse
1/4 cup well crushed gingerbread cookies
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Foamed milk (or whipped cream)

Easy peanut butter shake

Mix everything well together. Pour in to glasses, and top with foamed milk or whipped cream.

Thus chocolate peanut butter and gingerbread shake is so easy to make!

You can top it up with even more chocolate souse and some gingerbread cookies!

This chocolate peanut butter and gingerbread Christmas shake is a perfect treat!

And if you’d like your Chocolate peanut butter gingerbread shake look extra special and festive, just add some red ribbons and maybe some Christmas straws? I know for myself that everything tastes better with a ribbon and a pretty straw!

What are your favourite festive treats?

Two color breakfast blueberry banana & pineapple cocktail


I just love starting the week with a healthy breakfast! It gives me energy and motivation to cook fresh and healthy all week. As if the way of starting the week would determine if we’d stick to the healthy and good-for-you routine, or not. You don’t want to know what we eat if we don’t. Lets just say that big quantities of cheese, bread and pasta are involved ;). But coming back to this delicious, two-color cocktail, it really gives you the happy-full-of-energy feeling that you might need on Monday! And actually it’s half blueberry yogurt shake, and half banana pineapple smoothie, so you get two colors and two textures as well:).

1 cup natural Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cup blueberries

2 ripe bananas
1 cup pineapple cut in cubes

Mix yogurt with blueberries, set aside.Mix bananas with pineapples, and pour on top of your blueberry shake. Top it with some blueberries. Enjoy your morning !


Awesome rice milk fruit shake


Before I introduce to you rice milk as a perfect substitute for regular milk in shakes, let me brag about me being featured as a pinner of the week on Pin-n-Tel! This great site is all about Pinterest. You can click here to check it out :).

And now coming back to this delicious rice milk shake. For a while now I’m trying to cut our animal products consumption habits. No, I’m not trying to become vegetarian. As much as I would like to be one, I just can’t. When I was a university student I tried to stop eating meat completely, and guess what? After 10 months I was dreaming about it, and then once I was hiding in my grandmas kitchen and eating some meat stew right from the pot. So that got me thinking 🙂 so I’ve just stopped trying. I figured my body obviously needs meat protein. But I’m still very empathic toward the life of animals, and I think that the way we produce meat became inhumane. And I believe that for the sake of greener living we should eat less meat and dairy products. So I’m introducing different kinds of milk to my family. Me and my daughter we love soya milk. My hubby is a fan of almond milk. And we just discovered that rice milk is perfect for shakes!

1 ripe banana
1 cup strawberries
1 cup rice milk

Shake it, serve it fresh and enjoy !