A delicious Chocolate Banana Protein Shake is just what you need when you’re hungry, on the run, and want something yummy to fill you up. Yes, yes, and YES.
I am a big fan of the barter system, so when a friend recently asked for delicious smoothie recipes in exchange for her hemming a pair of curtains for me, I was all about it.
And this is the first recipe I put aside for her.
Because despite the fact that it’s Winter and 20 degrees, we are still making smoothies and protein shakes.
For me, I make them as a grab-and-go breakfast or the occasional tide-me-over-till-dinner drink.
The kids love them as an afternoon snack and, given how healthy they are, I’m a-ok with that.
Once you have the basic premise down, smoothies are so easy to swap in your favorite fruits or mix-ins to make your crowd (or you!) happy.
In just five minutes, you can be slurping away on this guilt-free drink that will quiet any stomach rumblings. This recent version was a favorite because it pretty much tastes like a chocolate peanut butter milk shake.
Without the side of extra calories or sugar.
The recipe as written makes a thicker protein shake, one that is perfect for fatter straws. If you want it thinner, just add a bit more water.
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And lastly, I started a smoothie-themed Pinterest board to gather the recipes all in one place.
Chocolate Banana Protein Shake
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley
½ cup milk (I use homemade almond milk)
½ frozen banana
½ scoop chocolate protein powder
½ cup water
1 tablespoon almond butter
1-1/2 cups ice
dash of flax seeds
Add all ingredients into your blender. A heavy-duty blender is great, but I also use this one. Blend until well-combined and creamy. Makes enough for two servings.