Dessert for Lunch?
This White Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Meal-Replacement Shake will have you wondering how it could possibly be good for youby Cassandre Cadieux
After doing a cardio workout, whether it is jogging, taking a spin class, or lifting weights, it’s important to replenish your body with some protein in order to allow your muscles to rest and heal properly. By doing so, you can avoid painful recoveries and tired, unusable muscles. Personally, when I’m done working out, I’m never motivated to drink the protein shake that was recommended to me by a trainer. No matter how good the flavour sounds, it always just tastes like chalk, causing me to lose my endorphin high. This changed when a friend of mine recommended a protein meal-replacement shake that actually tastes quite good.
The White Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake contains very few ingredients, although investing in protein powder can be costly (but worth it). My version of this recipe has:
1 scoop of Promacil White Chocolate Protein Powder
½ cup of Greek Yogurt (I used Danone’s Oikos)
2 tbs of Peanut Butter
½ cup Skim Milk (or Almond Milk)
All you have to do is blend the ingredients until you reach the consistency you’d like. I personally like mine quite thick so that I can imagine that I’m drinking a milkshake. Mine looked like this:
Then I put it into a glass and enjoyed my post-workout treat. It’s creamy, peanut buttery, and delicious. The best part is that it has everything you need nutrition-wise:
The shake contains all the fats that are good for your body as well as enough protein to allow your muscles to recover from the workout. Due to its 353 calories and the fact that it is quite filling, I would recommend drinking it as a meal-replacement, but this shake could always be paired with a piece of fruit or some yogurt to keep you going until your next meal.
I’ve starting drinking these for lunch after a workout, and I find myself looking forward to my sweet treat. You will never return to the boring chalky protein drinks after trying this shake; it’s like having dessert for lunch!
Sounds yummy. I’m going to have to give this a try!
When I first started reading this recipe I was skeptical on how calorie dense it would be since most things peanut butter tend to be higher calorie meals. That said, this recipe is AMAZING in terms of calories to protein. When I first started weight training I learned protein was important and the best way to do it while maintaining a low calorie diet was protein powder. It was tolerable at first but then I started to feel sick just imagining another cup of chocolate powder and water. I’ve had to take a break from protein powder but with this recipe I think I’ll be going back to it! Also, if you ever get tired of this shake (I don’t see why you would but) I recommend getting vanilla protein powder and mixing it with a cup of milk (skim, whole, 2%, whatever your preference) and a cup of low sugar orange juice. Add some ice and you’ve got a healthy orange julius!
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I really want to try this!
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