Steve's Chocolate Protein Shake

Recipe by smajc
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READY IN: 5mins
SERVES: 1
YIELD: 1 drink
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup water
  • 1
    scoop whey protein, Optimum Nutrition Double Chocolate
  • 5
    ice cubes
  • 12
    banana, smashed and frozen
  • 18
    teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2
  • 2
    teaspoons cocoa, 100% cocoa for baking
  • 1
    tablespoon smooth peanut butter, Smart Balance, Earth Balance, other
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add water to blender. I use a Magic Bullet so that I can use the mixing container as the glass I drink it from.
  • Add ice cubes second so that they will soften while you add the other ingredients.
  • Add 1/2 banana. I freeze 1/2 bananas that are smashed up in individual ziplock bags. Freezing them really thickens the shake over room temp bananas. Freezing is also a good way to save bananas that are getting too ripe.
  • Add protein powder. I use one scoop using the scoop that comes with the whey.
  • Add xanthan gum which thickens the shake.
  • Add Splenda and cocoa to taste.
  • Add peanut butter to taste.
  • Blend until smooth.
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