Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

This thick, cold chocolate-peanut butter shake, made without the artificial taste of protein powder, is delicious!  Perfect for a snack, dessert, or post-workout smoothie, I look forward to eating it.  It's hard to believe that it's not a decadent ice cream shake.  It contains 26 grams of high-quality protein using whole foods rather than protein powders, even without adding hemp seeds to the recipe.  The bananas must be firmly frozen so the shake with be cold and thick.  In fact, I pull the bananas out of the freezer right before putting them in the blender, so they don't have a chance to thaw.  Whenever my bananas are beginning to get overripe, I quickly peel and slice the proper amount of bananas for my recipe, and put them in the freezer to be handy for a future batch of this yummy shake.  Shelled hemp seed is optional and doesn't effect the taste or the consistency, but does add 10 grams of plant-based protein, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fats and other great nutrients. Enjoy! 2 cups (16 oz) made without hemp seed contains 26 g of protein 2 cups (16 oz) made with hemp seed contains 35 g of protein
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Ingredients

1 - 2 Tbsp real maple syrup 1 Tbsp cocoa 4 Tbsp natural peanut butter 2 large or 3 small bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen until hard 1 cup milk or almond milk 3 Tbsp shelled hemp seeds (optional)

Directions

1) Place all ingredients in a blender, puree until blended and serve immediately before it melts. Enjoy!

Comments

  • Camille Maxwell
    July 23, 2015

    What are the nutritional facts for this shake?

    • Judith Scharman
      July 24, 2015

      I’ll add the nutrition facts to the post. Thanks for reading!

  • Tanja Rust
    July 24, 2015

    I made this smoothie this morning after my husband, son and I worked out at the gym. It was the first time we made it. The recipe is very easy to make with ingredients I always have on hand at home. We all loved it! Everyone wanted more and so next time I need to make a double batch. I would never have known that this smoothie is so healthy if I hadn’t made it myself to see what goes into it; tastes like icecream!

    • Judith Scharman
      July 24, 2015

      Thank you for tying my recipes and sharing!!

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