This post-workout Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake is cold, creamy, and filled with the irresistible flavors of chocolate and peanut butter. With a whopping 12 grams of protein from the yogurt and 11 grams from the half scoop of powder, this shake is sure to leave you feeling fuller for a little longer!
When you're hitting the gym more often than you used to, it's important to make sure you're getting enough protein to help rebuild muscle tissue that you tear while weight training.
I'm no fitness expert, but I have spent many a day in the gym trying to lose fat and build muscle. Not a ton of muscle, but enough for people to know I mean business! After weight training, it's important to rebuild muscle fibers that you 'tear' during weight training. These are just very run-of-the-mill muscle tears that grow back stronger once they have had time to recover.
During any time of the year, you can find me doing some kind of workout program or fitness routine. I especially enjoy running, lifting weights in the gym and sometimes partaking in Beachbody's programs like the 21 Day Fix.
Protein is essential to rebuilding muscles after weight training. Although the best way to get it is naturally through whole foods (like chicken/lean meats/beans), supplementing with a powder is not a bad idea, considering you may not be getting enough from your diet alone. This article gives some healthy ideas on how you can add more to your diet!
Chocolate and peanut butter may be one of my all time favorite flavor combinations. This post-workout shake is cold, creamy, and filled with the irresistible flavors of chocolate and peanut butter. By using unsweetened vanilla almond milk and PB2 Chocolate Peanut Butter, this shake packs a punch without adding too many unwanted calories. Adding nonfat vanilla greek yogurt (I used Dannon Oikos Nonfat Vanilla Greek) adds a substantial amount, along with a half scoop of my favorite powder BSN SYNTHA-6 in the flavor Vanilla Ice Cream. This brand doesn't taste chalky at all. It's actually tasty enough to mix with just water and ice. I've ordered it over and over again because I mix it in protein pancakes, overnight oats, and no-bake energy bites!
With a whopping 12 grams of protein from the yogurt and 11 grams from the half scoop of powder, this shake is sure to leave you feeling fuller for a little longer! Sweetened with a dash of stevia and a quick splash of chocolate syrup, this shake is anything but your usual clumpy shake mix. It's like a dessert that you don't have to feel guilty about!
What's your favorite way to refuel after a workout?
- 5.3 oz container Nonfat Vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ scoop protein powder
- ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk + more for thinner consistency
- 2 tablespoon chocolate PB2
- 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
- Add all ingredients to a personal sized blender.
- Blend until combined.
- *If a thicker consistency is desired, use frozen greek yogurt cubes in place of refrigerated yogurt.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Unsaturated Fat: 0g