A Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake that’s healthy?! Yes, yes indeed.
Hands up for thick, rich, creamy, and just the right mix between chocolate and peanut butter. Skip the drive-thru and enjoy a “milkshake” that you can be proud of and will leave you feeling beyond fantastic.
Today’s concoction is the perfect example of breakfast, lunch or even dinner in a pinch. That’s how filling and satisfying this milkshake is. You could, of course, sip on it post-workout as well. And by making one simple addition you can totally amp up the protein in this shake.
I don’t know about you, but I usually don’t care for protein powder. The taste, texture (grittiness, to be exact), and flavor is something I’ve never gotten quite used to. And yes, I’ve tried many different kinds. But blended into this amazing shake, you get all the benefits you want from protein powder but without any of the negative affects.
Whether you decide to add protein powder or not, this shake is equally as delicious.
By now you’re probably wondering what the other ingredients are that make up the shake. So here you go: a medium banana, almond milk, half an avocado, raw cocoa powder, powdered peanut butter (pb2), ice, vanilla extract and stevia for some sweetness. As described above, protein powder is an optional addition.
Even though the pictures somewhat captured the creaminess and decadence of the shake, it’s nothing in comparison to real life. This was my first time sticking half an avocado into the blender and giving it a whirl. I am not one of those people that cares for plain avocados in salads or inside a sandwich, so I was a skeptic whilst giving it a good blend. For no reason though. The avocado half does exactly what I was hoping it’d do – make it extra smooth and rich without dairy. No avocado taste detectable. Perfect for everyone that wants to take advantage of avocado’s health benefits, but has a hard time incorporating it onto one’s diet.
Shake it up today, friends!
- a medium banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- half an avocado
- 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter (pb2)
- 1 cup ice
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, depending on how much vanilla flavor you like
- stevia (to taste), optional
- 1 scoop protein powder (your choice), optional
- 1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
- Makes 2 small servings or one large serving.