Hey all, I hope you enjoyed the three day weekend as much as I did! Mine was craaaazy busy but still awesomely fun; I was in a wonderful wedding, friends came to town, saw Chris Isaac in concert from four rows away (the man's still got it), labor day bbq, and I even tried on a few wedding dresses on myself. No winners yet but I'll keep you posted!
So in the midst of all the fantabulous things I did this weekend...the gym did not happen. I met with a personal trainer recently to get a legit workout that's not just hanging out on the elliptical in order to get in shape for my wedding (slash health but let's be real 😉 ). I lift barbells now and everything, Michelle Obama arms here I come! With this new workout, I was in desperate need of a filling, energizing yet light snack to keep me going after the 9823641 squats I have to do. Totally worth it but a girl's gotta eat. Which brings me to this tastes like dessert Healthy Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake.
Dan's favorite candy on the planet is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups so I think he might be a fan of this one 🙂 If you're the same way, this recipe is the perfect option to replace those calorie laden treats. My Healthy Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake tastes like dessert but without all the sugars! Sweetening with honey or agave nectar is up to you but I find it plenty delicious without it.
Also, my favorite thing about smoothies and shakes, it takes 5 minutes to make this tasty treat. Grab some non-fat plain yogurt, fat-free milk (I used cow's milk but feel free to use your favorite soy milk or coconut milk), a scoop of low fat peanut butter, two bananas, a tablespoon or so of cocoa powder (YES) and some Chia seeds because we need those in our lives. Throw it all in the blender, press the power button and voila! Healthy Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake for days.
This recipe is an awesome, filling snack for post workout to keep you going, or even a great substitute for that mid afternoon sweet slash salty craving in which many of us indulge, so go get blending!Print
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup low fat creamy peanut butter
- 2 large bananas
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Mix on high until completely blended. Enjoy!