I have trouble finding ways to eat protein. I hate the taste of pretty much all meat (I’ve come to tolerate chicken; I do like turkey bacon and chicken nuggets, however), nuts give me massive headaches, eating eggs regularly makes me feel sick….It’s difficult.
One of my favorite ways to get a little extra protein, though, is my chocolate peanut butter protein shake.
As with all other protein sources, my body rejects it and makes me feel sick if I make it too often, but boy is it yummy! I would drink one of these every day if I could. (I envy all you people who can, you know, eat food….)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp Nesquik chocolate powder
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 scoop protein powder, vanilla flavor
- 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
And, of course, a decent blender: I love my Ninja. It came with two single-serving cups, with blades that screw right onto the cups, and both blades and cups are dishwasher safe. I swear, I would never use my blender if I had to wash a pitcher by hand every time! This blender rocks. (And no, no one paid me to say that. I wish they would, though–it’d be easy money!)
Start with ice. I fill my cup about halfway, but I like my shake thin enough to drink easily through a straw. Add more ice if you want it a bit thicker.
Add one cup of milk. (I usually use skim, but all I had on hand today was Kaylie’s whole milk. Any kind will work.)
Add two tablespoons of Nesquik chocolate powder. And don’t use that sugar-free crap; you can totally taste the difference with this stuff! Don’t be one of those people.
Add approximately one tablespoon of peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of those things that is a beast to measure out, of course, so I just eyeball it.
Add one scoop of protein powder. I like this vanilla-flavored stuff from Sam’s Club.
Add one tablespoon of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Or two tablespoons. Or half a cup. You know, sometimes it’s just one of those days when you need half a cup of chocolate chips. Don’t judge.
Mine always ends up a little past the “max fill” line, but I’ve never had a problem.
The blade screws right onto the cup…very handy.
Screw onto blender…
And for your cut-and-paste convenience:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake (435 calories/31.5 grams protein)
- 1 cup skim milk (90/8)
- 2 Tbsp Nesquik chocolate powder (60/0)
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter (95/3.5)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (120/20)
- 1 Tbsp chocolate chips (70/0)
Combine all ingredients and blend thoroughly.