Smoothies and shakes can be a great meal, not only because it’s quick to make and easy to drink, but also because if created with the right ingredients, can provide good vitamins, minerals, servings of fruit, vegetables, or give excellent protein to keep your stomach feeling satisfied.
To create a shake that had a serving of fruit, some dairy (we need that calcium for our bones and teeth!), and also some protein, I wanted to share a delicious recipe that embodied all the above list. The ingredients are typically found in every household and it takes two minutes or less to blend.
Inspiration for this recipe came from @em_kwi on Instagram! Thank you for your recommendation 😉
Chocolate Banana Shake
Perfect for: the person who loves peanut butter, for a healthy & delicious shake that is quick to make, a quick breakfast
Serves: one person
- 1 banana
- 1-2 Tbsp of Peanut Butter (2 Tbsp if you would like the PB taste to really come out)
- 1/4 cup of ice
- 1 Tbsp of cacao powder (Nesquik Chocolate Powder)
- 1/2 cup of milk (almond milk or any other substitutes works just as well)
- Take out a blender and measure out all ingredients.
- Put all ingredients in together and then blend.
- Blend until a consistent mixture and then serve or chill.
Shake Health Benefits
If we look at our ingredients, we get some dairy into our meal from adding in milk. We also get some fruits into this meal using a banana, and using from the peanut butter, we receive some protein. The ice used in this recipe is primarily to liquefy this shake.
Prepare this Shake ahead of time!
This shake is fast and easy to make, but even if you do not have time to prepare it for breakfast, make this the night before and refrigerate until the next morning.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and use it as a quick breakfast. It’s so simple and it requires little to no work!
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Have a great day!