food,  wellness

Recipe: chocolate peanut butter banana soy protein shakes

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!

You’ll need:

  • 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


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