They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but when you are a teacher rushing out the door while trying to make the bed, feed the dogs and not look like a total hot mess there tends to be a time shortage when it comes to making a hefty breakfast. That is how my protein shake was born!
Let me just say I am not a health expert and I did not create the greatness that are protein shakes. I have just managed to find a way to make one that does not taste like liquid chalk so I wanted to share it with the world.
Behold – the simplest, chocolate and banana protein shake.
Let’s start with the ingredients – this yields two servings so cut it in half if you are just making it for yourself.
- 2 scoops of Lucky’s Market Chocolate Protein Powder
- 2 cups of ice
- 2 cups of UNSWEETENED Chocolate Almond Breeze
- 1 large banana or two small bananas
- Optional: Pure cocoa powder unsweetened
First, use the scoop included in the protein and pour two scoops of powder into the blender. The order does matter when it comes to the consistency of the shake so add the powder first.
Next, add your ice.
Pour your almond milk on top of the ice.
Then, add your banana(s).
This next step is optional and the shake still tastes great without it but if you want a super chocolate-y taste you can add a tablespoon of pure cocoa. I like the Ghiradelli one. Make sure it is unsweetened so that you are not adding unnecessary sugar.
TIME TO BLEND IT! I blend mine on high for the full cycle.
Serve and enjoy immediately. The shake does tend to separate if it sits for too long so I recommend drinking it right away.
I am not going to lie, the first few times I have these protein shakes I just tolerated them and did not enjoy it like I do now. You cannot go into it thinking it is a milkshake because you will be so disappointed. At the end of the day, you can taste that it is not loaded with sugar and you can definitely tell you are not sipping on ice cream but it is definitely satisfying and yummy.
It is also easy to customize. You can add strawberries, coconut flakes, your favorite nut butter…the possibilities are endless.
It also tastes better with a straw – trust me.
When you are done, I have a quick tip for you. Rinse your blender right away as to avoid chunks of powder sticking to the sides. The easiest way to clean the blender is to add soap and water to it and blend. This hack is genius and so simple! No scrubbing or sponges needed.
You can thank me later for this one.
I hope this shake makes your crazy mornings a bit easier. I bet kids would enjoy this too and it would keep them full until snack time.
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