17 Jul 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 chocolate and banana protein shake 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, especially this summer, 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.
Quick, let’s talk 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. If you don’t want to buy the greens in a canister tho, no worries, go ahead and get the real deal. Spinach or a greens bag mixture of any kind works great too. 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.
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Chocolate Protein powder
Fruits and Greens Supplement
Garnish of your choice (optional)
NutriBullet or your favorite blender
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
1 scoop protein powder
1 scoop chocolate fruit and greens powder
Chocolate, Fruit or Nuts Garnish (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!
The NutriBullet 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 prevent the dreaded “freeze lock”. 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. 😉
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 185
- Sugar: 2.4
- Sodium: 89
- Fat: 11.9
- Saturated Fat: 9.2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 7.6
- Fiber: 2.4
- Protein: 13.2
- Cholesterol: 32
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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