Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Balancing a healthy lifestyle with a serious sweet tooth can be challenging to say the least. But you know what makes it easier? Discovering recipes for delicious, chocolatey protein smoothies that are also good for you!
Case in point: this simple and delicious Vegan Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Banana Protein Smoothie. It’s made with chocolate pea protein powder and almond milk, so it’s 100% vegan and packed to the brim with nutrients your body needs. The best part? The protein powder contains only three ingredients: yellow pea protein (an excellent source of dietary protein for vegetarians and vegans), organic raw cacao, and organic coconut sugar. That’s it!
The result is a protein powder that’s packed with a whopping 25 grams of protein per serving, with zero artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. And when it comes to creating a tasty protein shake or smoothie, choosing the right protein powder is essential. Many people have the perception that all protein shakes will have an artificial, chemical taste. The trick to avoiding this is finding a high quality protein powder that doesn’t contain fillers and additives that you can’t pronounce.
The chocolatey flavor of this protein powder blends perfectly with creamy almond milk, peanut butter, and frozen banana to create a treat that’s as sweet as it is nourishing. You can also easily customize this protein smoothie to suit your tastes and dietary needs. For instance, swap out the almond milk for coconut milk, or the peanut butter for almond or cashew butter.
Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon, or any topping that you prefer (like shaved coconut or cacao nibs – yum)! Sip for breakfast, after your workout, as an afternoon snack, or even as a healthy dessert in the evening. This recipe delivers creamy goodness every time!
Vegan Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Banana Protein Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or plant-based milk of choice)
2 scoops Less Naked Chocolate Pea Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
1 ripe frozen banana
½ cup ice cubes
Optional: sprinkle of cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients (except cinnamon) in a blender.
- Blend until creamy and smooth.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon on top if desired.
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