Healthy Chocolate and Banana Protein Shake Recipe
Hey gang, here’s a fun recipe to fool your not-so-healthy-food-loving kids or spouse. If that’s a thing in your world? This healthy chocolate and banana protein shake recipe is really delicious and no one will ever guess how clean and healthy it is.
I love to recall the time, my son yelled to me, after enjoying a few heaping spoonfuls, “Hey Mom, next time you just need to add more ice cream!” Lol. Mission accomplished.
These days, I’ve been making it all for my lone self. The recipe makes two full servings, so I freeze half and it’s ready to grab anytime.
It’s especially great to take along when you are late for something and running out the door. Suddenly you look so prepared and put together. Your welcome.☺️
Good things come to those who wait.
But better things come to those who work for it.
First of all, let’s talk about ingredients.
Shelf Stable Smoothie Ingredients
This recipe has you fully covered. Protein, check. Healthy fat check. Healthy carb, check. In a pinch, it’s a bonafide meal replacement. Get yourself a good quality protein powder, and top-notch greens supplement and you are halfway there.
Everything is shelf-stable to keep you blending all year long. That’s what I love about the greens powder, it’s still there for you after your spinach has gone bad.
Fresh Protein Shake Ingredients
Of course! You can totally go all FRESH instead. Fresh spinach, kale, or power greens are amazing. If you don’t want to buy the greens in a canister, go ahead and get the real deal.
Always at the ready with bananas, I keep a small bag in the freezer. Next time your bananas go ripe because no one is eating them, try this method; peel them, break them into half chunks, smush flat, and freeze them individually.
They will break up easily in the blender and are ready to grab at a moment’s notice.
Shopping List for a Healthy Protein Shake
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Chocolate Protein Powder
Greens such as Spinach or Kale
Or Fruits & Greens Supplement optional
Garnish of your choice, optional
NutriBullet or your Favorite Blender
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Here’s a healthy and super clean way to enjoy your own version of ice-cream!
1–2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup coconut milk
chocolate protein powder, 1 scoop
chocolate fruit and greens powder, 1 scoop OR
1 cup spinach, kale or power green mixture
garnish with chocolate, fruit or nuts (optional)
Place all ingredients in order, in your NutriBullet or blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. If you like, make it pretty with a garnish. Enjoy!
Blenders can behave differently. My new NutriBullet 1200 can handle this but it seems to help if you put the ice in first. Pouring the liquid on top of the ice seems to help prevent the dreaded “freeze lock” or stalemate. If it is still getting stuck, I just leave it sit for a few minutes to melt before trying again. That usually does the trick. Larger blenders should have no problem. 😉
Keywords: Chocolate Banana Protein Shake
Now go and enjoy a healthy meal in a glass! Please let me know what you think of it in the comments below! I love to hear what you are making.
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