I posted the other day about making chocolate peanut butter banana soy protein shakes and Ambarina from Beauty Passionista asked for the recipe, so here it is!
- Two scoops chocolate protein powder (or 2/3 to 1 cup)
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
- 2 cups soy milk
- 1 banana
- 6-7 ice cubes
Put all ingredients in the blender and blend well! Serves two.
The calorie content for this shake should be around 350-400, depending on the protein powder you use. This seems really high when compared to the 200-calorie diet shakes sold at the grocery store, but keep in mind that those shakes are typically used in a meal plan where you have a 200-calorie snack every couple of hours. These shakes are meant as a true meal replacement for a day when you need energy and know you won’t be eating again for several hours. They pack nearly 20 grams of protein per serving, so they really fuel you up and leave you feeling full.
If you’re not preparing for two, you could drink one and put the other in the fridge for later; just stir it up when you’re ready to drink it. This is actually great if you come home from work tired and don’t want to prepare a real dinner before you crash; you can drink one and leave the other in the fridge for the AM.
(I’m actually out of any higher-end protein powders right now because I’ve been too lazy to go shopping (!) but the one pictured, the Carnation breakfast mix, is pretty good and my hubby loves it. It does contain nonfat milk though so be warned of that if you’re trying to avoid dairy.)
Some other fun ways to fix up a summer smoothie:
- One banana, two cups soy milk, one cup strawberries, one scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder, several ice cubes
- One cup soy milk, one cup brewed cooled coffee, one scoop chocolate protein powder, several ice cubes
- One cup strawberries, one cup blueberries, one banana, two cups soy milk, several ice cubes
Thanks for posting this! I really need to try this – I think I would definitely keep one in the fridge for the AM!
They’re awesome for a “crunch time” breakfast. And healthy too!
Sounds very delicious! But I have to say that I never had protein powder. But I will try to make this shake too!
You can find protein powders at a health food store like GNC, or even at Walmart (though the options are limited). The dairy-free ones are a bit more expensive unfortunately. But when you do the math and compare the price per shake to buying protein smoothies from a place like Jamba Juice, if you plan to drink them quite a bit (which I do in the summer) the cost of bulk powder is worth it in the end. And with being a vegetarian it’s a great way to get your protein on the go if you know you won’t have time to cook a balanced dinner that day!
I love protein shakes. I used to make them all of the time. Sometimes, I’ll add some greens in. You can’t taste them at all and you get extra vitamins.
Green shakes are the best! And there are so many different recipes, you can’t get bored with them!
Ahh, thank you Martha! Can’t wait to make it this weekend :))
lots of love
Ambarina ~ Beauty Passionista Beauty & Style Blog
I hope you like it!!