Could you imagine if Reese's peanut butter cups had a bunch of protein in them?
I'd probably have one for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I mean heck, who wouldn't?
Now, even though Reese's peanut butter cups don't have much protein in them ... that doesn't mean you can't find a good compromise.
Whenever I get cravings for some chocolate peanut buttery goodness ... I make my signature chocolate peanut butter protein shake!
It may not be candy, and for those of us with health or fitness goals, that's a great thing!
But, it IS delicious and high in protein. We're talking about 34 grams of protein in a single shake!
If you're a huge fan of chocolate peanut butter anything ... You have to try this out.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tbsp of peanut butter
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 scoop of Level-1 Milk Chocolate
Before you start making the recipe, gather all of the ingredients and a blender.
1. Put all of the ingredients in the blender: the almond milk, ice, banana, peanut butter, cocoa powder, honey, and scoop of Level-1 Milk Chocolate.
2. Blend the ingredients together on high for 30 seconds to a minute (or until you achieve the desired consistency).
3. Pour the smoothie into a cup and enjoy!
Macros Per Serving:
If you like the recipe the way it is ... by all means, keep it that way! If you're looking to add some extra calories or flavor though, I have some great recommendations for toppings! Just keep in mind that adding more to the shake will manipulate the calories and macros.
- Sliced Banana
- Chocolate Chips
- Crushed Reese's
- Whipped Cream
Who is This Shake Good For?
For anybody looking to gain weight ... this is your shake. There is a ton of protein, carbs, fats, and overall calories to give your body the nutrients to repair and build new lean muscle.
If you're looking to lose body fat, this shake could still work, but may be harder to fit into your nutrition plan. You may even consider cutting down on the honey or peanut butter that you add to the shake to bring calories down.
Is This Shake Vegan Friendly?
This shake is NOT vegan friendly. The main ingredient, Level-1 protein powder, is milk based. If you're looking to make this shake fit a plant-based diet ... just replace the Level-1 protein powder with a plant-based powder like Vegan Power Pro.
Vegan Power Pro is a plant-based protein powder that works just as well for the recipe, and comes in a wide variety of flavors. For this recipe in particular, I love using the Chocolate Frost flavor. Just be conscious of how this replacement can alter the macros of the shake.
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