A healthy chocolate and banana protein shake recipe that is so delicious; no one will ever guess how clean and healthy it is.
It’s a fun recipe to fool your not-so-healthy-food-loving kids or partner.
I love to recall the time my son yelled to me, “Hey Mom, next time, you just need to add more ice cream!” Lol. Mission accomplished.
Good things come to those who wait.– Unknown
But better things come to those who work for it.
These days, I’ve been making it all for myself.
The recipe makes two full servings, so I freeze half, and it’s ready to grab anytime.
Grab it for a portable breakfast or snack when you are on the go.
Of course, you will really appreciate the convenience if you happen to be late but can still take along an energy-packed meal in a glass.
Suddenly you look so prepared and put together. You are welcome.☺️
For another delicious and healthy treat, try this pumpkin seed butter, spread on just about anything!
There are so many different options of protein powders on the market.
For example, whey protein, beef protein, plant-based protein powders, and collagen peptides are readily available. But which one is right for you?
Learn more about each product choice and find out which might be best for you. Listen to (or read) this Nutritional Weight and Wellness podcast about how to choose a protein powder.
I have developed the habit of enriching many recipes with protein powders or collagen powder.
It’s an easy and delicious way to add additional nutrients to the recipes you are already making.
If you prefer your treat in the form of a cookie, try this delicious protein cookie dough.
Below are more ideas to increase your protein intake in a yummy way.
Shelf Stable Ingredients
First of all, let’s talk about 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.
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 them 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
Affiliate links below are in color.
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
Finally, here is the delicious protein shake recipe!Print
Elevate your shake with additional ingredients that enhance its nutritional value and delight your taste buds.
Consider a handful of mixed berries, coconut flakes, a sprinkle of cinnamon, cocoa nibs, or oats.
Add a spoonful of almond or peanut butter for a nutty twist, delivering even more healthy fats and richness.
If you’re feeling adventurous, a dash of dark cocoa powder can introduce a hint of indulgence and a pretty garnish without sacrificing your health goals.
And remember the subtle crunch of chia or flax seeds, granting your shake an omega-3 boost and intriguing texture.
This chocolate extract recipe would also be a decadent mix-in. It captures dark chocolate’s complex flavor, including the beans’ medicinal benefits, giving any dessert or drink a rich flavor and aroma.
Now go and enjoy a healthy meal in a glass!
Please let me know what you think of the protein shake recipe in the comments below!
I love to hear what you are making
Nutritional Weight and Wellness
Be sure to consult a registered and licensed dietitian, licensed nutritionist, or certified nutrition specialist if you have questions about ingredients and how they fit into your personal nutrition plan.
Subscribe to Bloom’s Recipe Emails
There are newsletters for other topics also, including crafts, sewing, gnomes, entertaining, and home & garden.
After you subscribe, update your interests by clicking “manage your subscription” at the bottom of the e-mail you receive. That way, we send you only what you like. Enjoy!
Some products contain affiliate links. When you buy through affiliate links on my site, I may earn a commission at no cost to you. See the shop page for more information.