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Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Smoothie

3 October 2011 2 Comments

Smoothies and shakes are a great meal replacement or simple snack to make at home. This particular smoothie is good enough to even rival that of Smoothie King! Well, I think so at least. Personally, this is one of my favorite snacks. Not only will this fill you up, but it will also cure your need for chocolate for all you chocoholics out there. :)

This snack doesn’t take but 5 minute or so to fix, then another few minutes to drink. So, time should not be an issue as long as you have a good blender.

Step 1: Pour in 1 cup of ice. Remember that if you are using cubes, there is a bunch of space in between them. You can pass the 1 cup line

Step 2: Pour in 1/2 cup of Chocolate Silk. The original recipe calls for Dark Chocolate Almond Silk. This stuff is AWESOME!

Step 3: Sprinkle in your 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder. Make sure whatever protein powder you use that it doesn’t have too many calories. The one I use has 140 calories per 1 full scoop.

Step 4: Break up and toss in your 1/2 of banana

Step 5: 1 “healthy” tbsp scoop of Natural Peanut Butter is then added. You will most likely have to use your fingers here. Other peanut butters can work, but we are going for a more healthy drink here.

Step 6 (Optional): Crack open 1 large egg into the blender. I do this for a little extra calories and protein, but this is completely optional. HOWEVER, before you say this is gross and you don’t eat raw eggs… I KNOW it is very likely that you have eaten non-cooked cake batter with raw eggs, so… YA, you ate raw eggs before! haha

Step 7: Cover and blend your ingredients for a few minutes. Blend until you cannot see the smallest piece of ice.

Step 8: Pour your smoothie into an awesome glass and add your straw. Your ready to slurp up the goodness.

Make sure to watch the video to see all of the steps and what this 300 calorie snack meal looks like.

Used in Video:

1 Cup of Ice – 0 Calories

1/2 Cup Chocolate Silk – 70 Calories

1/2 Banana – 55 Calories

1/2 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder – 70 Calories

1 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter – 95 Calories

Optional 1 egg – 70 Calories

Total Without Egg= About 290 Calories

Total With Egg = About 360 Calories