Easy, Affordable, Healthy Protein Smoothie

Lifestyle

Hello! As my first post back after 5 months, I wanted something nice and easy to write about so I thought I’d share a recipe for my favourtie protein shake that I’ve been making a lot of mornings to accompany my breakfast. I’ve been using different quantities and ingredients to try to get the perfect consistency, and this is the final result. It’s a banana, chocolate and peanut butter shake. It is lush and very guilt free (not completely). There are a few changes you can make to fit your dietary requirements if you’d prefer.

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Recipe

1 Banana. It doesn’t matter if they’re a bit bruised and brown, as it doesn’t taste any different.

1 tbsp Whole Nut Smooth Peanut Butter – 96% peanuts. It’s important to use a peanut butter with a high percentage of peanuts, so there is minimum amount of palm oil and other added fats. This one I get from Aldi after discovering it when I did my Aldi health food haul. Smooth is the best to stop the blender having to work over time to get all the peanut lumps out. I love it, it’s so affordable compared to brands you get in Holland and Barrett. If you wanted to switch to a different nut butter, almond butter works really nicely too.

1tsp Rice Protein Powder. I like to switch between the rice protein powder and the pea protein powder. They are a more natural source of protein compared to using whey or some other brands. They are packed with 80% natural protein. They’re also vegan friendly.

1tsp Cacoa Powder. I prefer to use cacoa powder to regular cocoa/hot chocolate powder as it contains a lot less sugar. Cacoa powder is all natural and is a great source of iron, potassium, copper and magnesium. This packet is super affordable, again from Aldi, at less than £3 a bag.

350ml Semi Skimmed Milk. Now, I like to use regular semi skimmed milk as for me it creates a delicious smooth, creamy texture that you just can’t get with other milks. However if you were going for a lower fat version, almond or soy milk would be a nice substitute.

Drizzle of Honey.

Put all the ingredents together in a blender. Blend until smooth. It will make about 3/4 of a pint, so could definitely be spilt between 2 people. But I’m greedy and have it all!

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I hope you found this helpful and mouth watering – try it out! It’s addictive!

Thanks!

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