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Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

11 Sep

Don’t forget to enter in my About Time Whey Protein giveaway! You can read all the details on this post :)

 

But to an actual recipe..Yes, I’ve posted a chocolate peanut butter shake before. But come on, who doesn’t like chocolate and peanut butter together?

Unlike the other one, this recipe has no protein powder in it, but is still quite high in protein (20 grams)! It is a great post workout shake, or even a way to begin your day off sweet.

Whereas other chocolate peanut butter shakes you could get would be loaded with sugar and creams, this one has none of that! Just an all natural, sinlessly sweet shake filled with the tasty flavors of peanut butter and chocolate.

From past posts, I’m sure you’ve realized I’m a huge fan of shakes. They are just a simple treat to make, and can be tailored to be the perfect breakfast, midday snack, or night time treat. What other reason is needed to be a fan?

Whether you’re an athlete needing to get in those extra calories between meals, or the typical active person wanting a simple meal or treat, shakes are the perfect go-to!

What is your favorite type of shake flavor? I’ve always been a chocolate lover, but I know there must be some out there that prefer fruity shakes!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
-1 cup unsweetened almond milk
-1 frozen ripe banana
-1/2 cup Greek yogurt
-1.5T unsweetened cocoa powder
-2 T peanut flour (can sub in 1T peanut butter)
-1 tsp natural peanut butter
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-Optional: sweetener of choice if banana doesn’t add enough sweetness
Directions: Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Top with clean chocolate sauce if desired

Clean Chocolate Sauce
-1T cocoa powder
-1T almond milk
-1 tsp honey (or stevia to taste)

Cocoa Benefits
1)Decreases blood pressure
2)Improves cholesterol levels
3)Prevents heart disease
4)Rich in flavonoids, an antioxidant

Peanut Benefits
1)Rich in energy, containing many nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins
2)Good levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids
3)Good source of dietary protein
4)Great source of resveratrol, an antioxidant found to protect against cancers, heart disease, and fungal infections
5)Excellent source of vitamin E, which maintains and protects cell membranes and skin
6)Packed with B vitamins

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7 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake”

  1. healthstyleandfashion September 12, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    :O This looks amazing

  2. Michelle September 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Sounds so delicious! I just joined your email and I follow you on instagram but wondered if you ever post how much calories are in your recipes?
    thanks

    • freshfitnhealthy September 14, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

      Hi Michelle! Happy to hear that! I actually do not usually as I myself do not count calories, but there are many resources online for free that you could use to find it out. I do ensure that all of my recipes are very healthy and they are typically lower in calories than what you would normally see!

      • Michelle September 15, 2013 at 10:10 am #

        Thanks for responding. I am on a weight loss journey and love to get healthy recipes. I love love shakes and I would love not to have to count calories but unfortunately I need to. I’m glad your recipes are healthy and clean. Thanks By the way would you drink this as a meal, snack?

      • freshfitnhealthy September 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

        I would drink it as either a light breakfast, post workout shake, or bigger snack! :)

  3. Samantha September 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi, I absolutely LOVE your site and I too follow you on IG, I just wanted to know when you put 1T, is that a tablespoon?

    • freshfitnhealthy September 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

      Yes, capital for me means tablespoon, and tsp=teaspoon! Sorry for any confusion!

      xoxo

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