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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CocoChoco Banana Smoothie

One weekend as I was planning our Sunday meals, I saw we were going to be low on protein and still had a goodly amount of calories to "spend."  This tends to be the case protein wise on Sundays and I needed to try to make up the deficit.  Since my experiment with yogurt had been going well and I had a flavor I still needed to try, I thought I would throw together this concoction.  

It made the Mr and I cuckoo for cocochoco puffs.  (Points if you get the reference)

Now I must tell you that neither of us are big coconut fans so if that made you wrinkle your nose (Woodsy), I can tell you that the coconut flavor is very subtle but lends a great richness that will make you feel like you're getting away with something.  But I've also made it with Trader Joe's Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt and it tastes more like a regular chocolate shake that way.  Give both a try!

Here's what you'll need to make one smoothie

4 oz Banana, sliced
1 Date, pitted and quartered
2 tbsp Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter  (affiliate link) 
2 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa
1 scoop Chocolate Designer Whey Protein Powder (affiliate link) 
1/2 small container Trader Joe's Coconut Cream Nonfat Greek Yogurt
4 oz Fairlife Fat Free Milk
1 packet Stevia (optional)

I whipped out the ol Magic Bullet and added the banana and date.

Add the PB2 and unsweetened cocoa.

Add yogurt and milk.

Top with protein powder.

Give it a whirl until smooth and delicious.

Put in a fancy glass and enjoy this as a meal replacement, after workout boost or in place of a milkshake if you happen to make burgers.  Steak and Shake's got nothin' on this baby!

Nutritional info per smoothie.  If you want to knock 100 calories off, just leave out the protein powder.

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1 comment:

  1. PB2 is the best thing since sliced bread - I love PB so it allows me to indulge without the high fat content or added sugar. I love the idea of using baking cocoa powder - I had been using Hershey's syrup but this would be way less sugar. Love these recipes - keep 'em coming!


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