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!

 

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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?