Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mmm... Smoothie Time!

I have finally created a smoothie that is both enjoyable and is packed with protein. I am not a big lunch person, for example, if I could go between breakfast and my afternoon snack without being ravishingly hungry and do damage to my metabolism then I would skip lunch altogether. don't get me wrong, I love a good salad or something but I never feel like making something like that for myself. I also don't like sandwiches and eating leftovers is a bore.

Now that it's summer I've dusted off my blender, so I could make delicious lunch smoothies. In the past, I sampled Shakeology from Beachbody, and while the chocolate was divine with a dollop of peanut butter and banana, the product is too expensive for someone who's income depends on babysitting. I've tried less expensive combinations, but they literally tasted like grass and dirt (I'm a foodie... if it doesn't taste good I don't eat it even if it is good for me). I researched chocolate protein powders and came to dead end because all of them are sweetened with sucralose or Splenda, which, in all honesty, agitates my bladder. To keep a long story short, I got an idea from a recipe site to use unsweetened chocolate almond milk, which I did and it came out delicious! Here is what I used:

1 scoop unflavored protein powder (doesn't have added sweeteners)
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 medium banana
1 spoonful of peanut butter (use more or less depending on how much PB taste you want)
About 1/4 cup water
About 6-8 ice cubes

Blend these together and you have a delicious lunch smoothie! I'm just sad that I drank all of mine...


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