This week’s recipe is actually a Joe Sans original. It’s a recipe for a healthy snack that features everyone’s favorite flavor… chocolate! In all reality, I could eat chocolate every day and never get sick of it. In fact, I probably do eat chocolate every day. But shhh, don’t tell Joe J So get excited, because we’re about to show you this quick, easy, and most definitely delicious treat, Chocolate Banana Protein Shake.
Now, the only thing that you need to have prepared ahead of time is the banana. This recipe tastes the best when the banana is frozen. You could probably get away with using a fresh banana and adding ice but it will definitely water down the taste of the chocolate. And let’s be honest, nobody likes watery chocolate. So make sure you always keep some nice ripe bananas in the freezer so that you’ll always be ready in case you want to make a shake.
This recipe will only take you about 5 minutes. No seriously, only 5 minutes. Who wants to spend more time than that making a snack anyway? Now we’re calling this a snack but it could definitely be used as a meal replacement as well. It all depends on what you’re diet and weight loss goals look like.
To make this shake, we use our Nutribullet, which I would absolutely recommend investing in! We previously had a Magic Bullet which was awesome but let me tell you, the Nutribullet will pulverize anything you can think of. Even if you added kale or arugula it actually chops it so well you can barely taste that it’s in there. If you don’t have a similar product, you can always use a blender. Start out by adding your frozen banana to a Nutribullet cup (or blender). Then add 2 Tablespoons of nonfat plain Greek yogurt.
Then, add 1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder. We use the Muscletech Premium Whey Protein.
Then, add in 2 ½ tablespoons of cacao powder. If you remember from last week, cacao powder is a fabulous super food that is packed with tons of antioxidants!
Twist on your blade, and blend for about 30 seconds until ingredients are fully incorporated and smooth to your desired texture. That’s it! Now you can sit back and enjoy a delicious, chocolaty snack that is actually good for you too! Who would have thought? From the Sans’ kitchen to yours, salute!
Joe Sans owns and operates Tension Toner.