By popular demand here is my "basic" chocolate banana protein smoothie....but first I do want to wish all the mommy's out there a very Happy (and belated) Mother's Day!! I hope you all had a fabulous day.
I had a wonderful weekend with my little sous chefs. They are my inspiration and motivation for most of what you see on this blog. These two rock my world (and spin it out of control too)...and I am very lucky to be their mommy!
OK, back to the smoothie. I make this at least 3 times a week. It is so quick and easy to make...perfect for busy mornings, when you don't have time for a full meal or after a workout. If you have a fridge/freezer and a blender you can whip this up in about 2 minutes.
It's low in fat, high in protein,natural, filling and yummy!
A quick note about whey protein, a lot of folks are very particular about what brand they use but for me the generic grocery store brand works just fine and saves some $$.
1 banana (frozen preferably)
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup 1% milk or skim plus milk (may also use soy or almond milk)
2 Tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa powder (such as Hershey's)
4-6 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well until frothy. Serve immediately.
Cal: 299 Carbs: 45 Fat: 5 Protein:29 Sodium: 156
Source: Chef Mommy Original