Chocolate (can’t call it a smoothie) Milkshake

By far my favorite blender drink.  Ever.

chocolate shake

So we all know I love my Nutribullet.  Using it or a blender, you can make this chocolate protein drink that tastes (almost) as good as a good ol’ chocolate milkshake.

Chocolate Milkshake

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavor
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 packet of stevia (optional…I didn’t use it but if you like super sweet stuff you might want it)

Put all ingredients in a blender. OMG.

In the picture above, I doubled the protein powder, added a 1/2 cup of almond milk, and a little extra cocoa.  This shake is pretty  rich, so play with the ingredients when you make it.  You really can’t mess it up.  Enjoy!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Yes, this happened.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal


The only drawback to eating chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast is that making oatmeal takes a lot longer than pouring almond milk on top of a bowl of Kashi.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

But oh my goodness…it’s so amazing.

Using a lot of the peanut butter oatmeal recipe I posted the other day, I made this one with a few minor changes.  Here’s how to get your dessert for breakfast:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey (more if you like sweeter)
  • packet of stevia
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavor

Cook the oats with the 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup almond milk.  Bring the almond milk and water to a boil, then add the oats.  Turn the temperature to medium and cook for five minutes.

Add the 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, honey, stevia, and vanilla to the blender.  You can spin it around a little, but it won’t do much since there isn’t much liquid.  When the oats finish cooking, add half of them to the blender and combine.

Put the mixture in a bowl and combine with the other half of the oats that you didn’t put in the blender.

It tastes like a peanut butter cup, doesn’t it?

Fun tip: don’t leave your bowl of oats unwashed in the sink when you finish.  It’s a PAIN to clean out.

There’s nothing to say that you can’t add some chocolate chips or other sweetness to this recipe.  Since it was for breakfast, I didn’t want to go too overboard.  If you add something, let me know!

Mocha Smoothie

This one is light.  It’s not a meal like most of  my smoothies.  When I finished the Best Leftover Salad Ever, I needed something little and sweet.  I made this:

Mocha Smoothie

  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of instant coffee
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder (if you want it more chocolately, add more)
  • 1 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 ice cubes

Blend away.

I didn’t want to add any more calories to this when I made it.  If I make it in the future, I might add banana or greek yogurt to make it a little thicker.  The recipe, as it is, has an icy texture.

What would you add to this smoothie?