This 4-ingredient peanut butter, chocolate and strawberry protein smoothie packs in 28 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Enjoy it as a quick breakfast, lunch on the go or after-exercise recovery snack.
You’ve heard the saying, “preparation is the key to success.” That’s absolutely true. Preparation isn’t always a lot of work, though. In fact, sometimes, it’s easy. This 4-ingredient peanut butter and chcolate strawberry protein smoothie is a perfect example. The trick is to make sure you always have key ingredients on-hand.
The ingredients in protein smoothie are things I always have on hand in my kitchen. Milk, peanut butter, chocolate protein powder and frozen berries. That’s it! Together, those four foods provide a perfect balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat, as well as a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Put them in a blender, add some ice, and you have a delicious meal that can be made in minutes.
This protein smoothie has 310 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrates and 28 grams of protein, making it a great breakfast for busy mornings or as an after-work or school snack. The balance of nutrients make it a great post-exercise recovery meal, too.
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PB & Chocolate Strawberry Protein Smoothie (4-ingredients)
- 1 cup Skim Milk
- 10 Frozen Strawberries
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.• Optional: Garnish with a few whole or shaved chocolate chips and a strawberry slice
- Makes: 1 smoothie
- Nutrition Facts: - 310 calories, 30 grams’ carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 30% DV calcium, 15% DV Vitamin D, 6% iron DV iron, 15% DV potassium
- Meal Planning Servings: 2 CHO; 3 PRO; 1.5 FAT
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Well PB is my favorite, so I will be making this! Yum!
This combo has such a great peanut butter flavor! Just enough.
Love the reusable straw! Looks great!
If I wanted to substitute a premade protein shake for the powder & milk, how much would you suggest?
You could do that by just combining the ready-to-drink shake with ice and frozen strawberries in a blender. You may need to add a bit of liquid (water, milk, plant-based) to thin it out. It just depends on how many ounces of the ready to drink shake you have. To keep the carb/protein balance, try to find a protein shake that has at least 15 grams of protein. The other substiution you can make with this is 1 scoop plant based protein powder with 8 ounces plant-based milk or water.