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Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

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Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

 

The Chocolate Banana Protein Shake gives you that decadent chocolate taste without all those extra saturated fat calories. The chocolate taste comes from cocoa powder which is high in flavor and low in fat. As a bonus, cocoa powder’s antioxidants make it a great addition to a post-workout smoothie.

For protein, we have peanut butter and greek yogurt, which, in addition to the banana are the perfect flavour combination with chocolate. With the use of low-fat dairy products, much of the fat in this recipe comes from the peanut butter, and it is monounsaturated. In moderation, monounsaturated fat is fantastic for your cardiovascular health.

Blend this shake before, or after, your next workout and feel great about all the good stuff you are putting into your body!

 

Ingredients

 

Makes 2 cups

 

1 Frozen Banana

½ cup Ice

½ cup Greek Yogurt*

½ cup Skim Milk*

1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (or nut-free butter)

 

Directions

 

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend gently until mixed and then on high speed until well blended. Serve immediately.

 

*To make a vegan version of the shake substitute the Greek Yogurt and skim milk for soya yogurt and soy or almond milk.

 

Nutrient Profile/ 250 ml serving (1 c)

  • Calories 166 (kcal) (8% DV)
  • Fat (g) 5 (7% DV)
  • Carbohydrate (g) 22 (7%)
  • Fibre (g) 3 (10% DV)
  • Sugars (g) 13
  • Protein (g) 12
  • Sodium (mg) 89 (4% DV)
  • Potassium (mg) 486 (14% DV)
  • Calcium (mg) 158 (16% DV)
  • Iron (mg) 1 (5% DV)
  • Vitamin A (RAE) 43 (4% DV)

 

Nutritional planning is integral to achieve your optimal athletic performance. Gazelle Nutrition Lab delivers one on one or group nutritional counselling and consulting to both recreational and high-performance athletes. In addition, the Food for thought Recipes is a free resource for healthy recipes and health tips. Have questions? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch!

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Ashley Leone

Ashley is a Sports Dietitian and Owner of Gazelle Nutrition Lab. Ashley provides nutrition advice and plans to athletes and everyday active people alike. Her goal is to help fuel your inner athlete and put good sense back into eating. Ashley is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable nutrition specialist, and has been a Registered Dietitian for almost 20 years.

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