chocolate peanut butter banana protein smoothie

Beating the afternoon chocolate craving: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

I would love to be one of those people who eats healthy 99.9% of the time and only has a special treat every now and then. Diet is so incredibly important, and I know I can’t achieve a lot of my goals without reining it in, so I’m really trying to work on it. As someone who works out hard and burns 300-600 calories crosstraining 4 times a week, plus some extra lifting time between, I can tell you that abs definitely must be made in the kitchen ’cause I sure don’t have them.

I have been really struggling with eating well in large part due to my huge chocolate cravings. I can do a pretty decent job putting together healthy lunches and dinners, but I LOVE chocolate, especially combined with peanut butter, and especially when it’s Reese’s peanut butter cups! And sometimes (read: a lot of times) I just can’t say no.

But this time I did, and I’m so proud of myself! I whipped up this smoothie when I got home from work (instead of eating chocolate) and I had to share.

chocolate peanut butter banana protein smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

  • 8 oz. 2% milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Simple Truth Whey, but I sometimes use Spirutein)
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1 big spoonful peanut butter (probably about 1 1/2 tablespoons) OR 2 tbsp PB2 (aka my new favorite thing ever)
  • small handful of ice for consistency and temperature

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until everything is combined.

Beer tasting glass optional. Enjoy!

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