I love to experiment with protein shakes. Start off with a chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry protein powder base and the ingredients you can add in are endless. I always try and recreate or make something that tastes somewhat similar to a food that I love to eat, but can only eat in moderation. And candy, I think, is one of the biggest foods people try and recreate when eating healthier. We all want the taste, but don't want everything else that comes with eating a piece of candy.
I usually try to add in peanut butter to my shakes because, to me, it tastes like a peanut butter cup. But when trying to make a shake that has fewer grams of fat, unfortunately, peanut butter is a big no no. I know. It makes me sad, too.
If there's one thing that I love just as much as I love peanut butter, it's coconut. Mix coconut with chocolate and I'll forget all about my peanuty, creamy friend. Please don't tell him. I still do love him.
This protein shake contains 30g of protein and 310 calories, making it a GREAT breakfast if you're on the go or you're just not that hungry in the morning.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
- 2 Tbsp. shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 5 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.