We tend to have a weakness for Ice Cream in our household. It is a Harris trait. It is so hard for me to pass the frozen food section without giving in and buying ice cream but lately I have been trying to show some self control. Don't get me wrong we are not taking a break from Ice Cream just trying to eat it a little less.
One of the kids and my favorite go to shakes is a chocolate one of course. I experiment and add new things to it all the time but this chocolate/ berry one is our favorite. It is sure to please everyone in your household. I have some really freaky eaters in my house but once I say chocolate they come to their senses. I know it sounds weird to add strawberries to a chocolate shake but believe me they add so much to it and your kids won't even know that there are strawberries in it if they don't happen to like strawberries.
I love making one after I come home from a run or working out since protein is vital in healing muscles, not that I have any huge ones to speak of. It's also good to have some magnesium to balance out your protein intake. That is where the strawberries come in but I just think they taste good.
Protein Packed Chocolate Shake
Makes 9 cups( I make enough for my whole family but you can cut this in half)
2 frozen bananas( you could use unfrozen, but the frozen ones make it so creamy)
1 cup of frozen strawberries(or mixed berries)
3 cups of milk( or you could use coconut milk)
1/3 cup of honey or brown sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
2 heaping Tbs. of all natural almond or peanut butter
2 Tbs. coffee-optional( If I have some leftover coffee I add a little to give it a little kick)
Mix on the crush button for about a minute and then blend until smooth and creamy!
Oh and I added some whip cream to mine because whip cream just makes everything better!
All together this shake has 36 grams of protein which would be 4 grams per cup.
We have gone through a lot of blenders in our day and now have a Ninja! It is a beast! It has to be to survive the constant use of our family. Not only can you make enough shakes for a whole family but it comes with individual cups also. Mine came with a dough mixer too!
If you have any leftovers just store in an airtight container in the fridge and it will be ready when you need a boost of protein and refreshment! Because come on, who doesn't need a little chocolatey, creamy goodness in their life?!
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