So a couple of weeks ago I posted a smoothie that I proclaimed to be the World’s Greatest Smoothie. Obviously that was a little bit of hyperbole, but it is a truly delicious, healthy and convenient smoothie.
This week I am posting another absolutely amazing smoothie certain to satisfy any chocoholic’s desire. While I love vanilla protein powder as I find it much more versatile for smoothies and such, some people just have a love affair with chocolate that can not be satisfied with mere vanilla (like my mom and my wife for example).
In honor of that, here is what I concocted. Not only is it approved by me (I like almost everything I make, so I am a little biased) but it was given a sign of approval by my more discerning wife. It is pretty much the greatest flavor combination possible, like liquid Reese’s. So without further ado:
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana
- ~6oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or hemp for those allergic to nuts)
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein
- 1 tbsp milled flax
- 1 tbsp 100% cacao dark chocolate nibs
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
- ice cubes if desired
I am actually drinking this as I type this blog, using it as my pre-training smoothie and it really fits the bill. Again, just like the previous smoothie it isn’t designed to maximize calorie intake and pack on as much mass as possible, but if you are looking for a delicious, healthy and calorically reasonable smoothie, I would highly recommend it.
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