A deliciously thick and creamy peanut butter cup shake packed with protein. This chocolate + peanut butter flavored shake is healthy and good for you – perfect for a breakfast, snack, or a post work-out drink.
Airports and airplanes are the worst for catching a cold or virus! I think every single time I’ve flown, I end up with something a few days later. And unfortunately, this travel was no different. Despite my best efforts to keep our hands clean and everything sanitized, both the babe and I ended up with a cold.
It’s been so hard to drag myself out of bed and especially when all the babe wants to do is cuddle – poor guy. (The one awesome thing about being sick is lots and lots of cuddles which I
When I’m sick, there’s nothing like burning hot soup or a freezing cold shake – both seriously help a sore throat! Also, I always think the healthier I can eat, the quicker I can beat the sickness. So I created this chocolate & peanut butter shake – one for me and one for the babe. And I ended up making another one shortly after since the babe wanted to eat both his and mine. He chugged this shake down!
A few years ago when the husband and I lived in Boston, we were right next to a health food store – it was a 30-second walk from our apartment. When I went shopping there I was first introduced to chocolate soymilk and almondmilk. I’ve been a religious vanilla (or plain) almondmilk and soymilk drinker for years now. But the chocolate version was new to me.
I still remember the first time I bought it – I practically finished the whole carton the same day! I’ve been hooked ever since.
Anyways, it was back in this little apartment in Boston that I first created this peanut butter cup protein shake. I’ve been making it for a few years now so it’s about high time I share it with you! It all starts with some chocolate soymilk – one cup to be exact. The soymilk and the chocolate protein powder are what creates the chocolate in the shake. A frozen banana gives this shake a super amount of creaminess and the rest of the ingredients are pretty standard – little bit of sweetener, vanilla extract, peanut butter (of course), and some vanilla yogurt.
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 1 cup chocolate soymilk, I used Silk
- 1 (6 ounce) vanilla or plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon truvia, or sub another sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Optional: 1/2 – 1 cup ice
- At least 2-3 hours previous to making this shake, remove the peel from the banana, slice into large coins, and place in a plastic bag in the freezer. (I usually freeze the banana the night before)
- When the banana is completely frozen, combine it with the chocolate soymilk, vanilla or plain yogurt (Greek, low-fat, or regular), peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, truiva, and vanilla.
- Add ice if desired for a larger and thicker shake.
- Blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass and drizzle with extra peanut butter if desired.
- Enjoy immediately.
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