Recipe: chocolate & peanut butter protein smoothie

Posted by Anthea England on | Tags: Recipes

This delicious chocolate peanut smoothie makes the perfect breakfast on-the-go! With plenty of protein, good fats and no refined sugars, it’s a great way to refuel after training.

peanut butter protein smoothieThis smoothie packs in around 37g of protein, to help you perform at your best. In fact, a recent comprehensive review of 49 studies in the British Journal of Sports Medicine examined the impact of dialling up your protein intake when strength training. The researchers found people who increased their protein gained an extra 10% in strength and about 25% in muscle mass compared to those who didn’t. To get the benefits, the authors found we should be shooting for 1.6g of any kind of protein per kilo of bodyweight, per day. This smoothie will help you on your way!

You’ll also get around 16g of carbs from the small banana – so it’s a great smoothie to enjoy around 1-3 hours after training. That way, the carbs will get put to good use! Also, look for cacao powder, rather than cocoa powder. Cacao is far more nutrient-rich and is usually free from added sugars and chemical fillers – just check the label to be sure. Also make sure you get the best-quality peanut butter – so many contain stacks of sugar and nasty vegetable oils. Once you’ve got great ingredients, blend up and enjoy!

Chocolate & peanut butter protein smoothie

Ingredients

  • 250ml unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 small banana, frozen if possible
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 scoop/40g THR1VE lean chocolate protein
  • 1 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cacao powder

Instructions
Blend up all the ingredients and enjoy!

You will find our THR1VE Lean Protein here in a single serve sachet, a 1kg bag or 3kg bag.

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