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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Pineapple and Kale Smoothie

Everyone is smoothie crazy these days.  It makes sense because they are easy to make and of course, they taste like a milkshake!  If you aren’t a big vegetable eater, smoothies can also give you a chance to consume several servings of vegetables at one time without even really tasting them.  I always add greens to my smoothie.  At this point it seems weird if the smoothie isn’t green.  While I love vegetables, there are times that sitting down with a nice big salad just doesn’t sound that appealing.  That’s when I know it’s smoothie time.

Check out these smoothies already posted on Andy Shardo’s:

Typically my smoothies include PB2 because I’m obsessed with the product.  This pineapple and kale smoothie doesn’t.  It’s always nice to switch things up.

IMG_0805Geez, the things looks good even before it’s blended!  Here’s what you need:

  • 2 scoops of protein (I use EAS Lean 15…get it at Sam’s!)
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 4-5 large kale leaves (If you buy it chopped in a bag, use about two handfuls.)
  • handful of mixed greens (optional)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of diced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavor
  • 12 ounces of water (If you like a creamier smoothie, you can use unsweetened almond milk for all or part of the water.)
  • 8-10 ice cubes

The sweetness comes from the pineapple, so if you like a sweeter smoothie, you can always add more pineapple or stevia.  I try to stay away from artificial sweeteners as much as humanly possible, but if you need one, stevia is a the only way to go.

If you find your smoothie is too thin, add ice.  If it’s too thick, add water or almond milk.  You really can’t mess this thing up.  So good.