Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Smoothie

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A lot of my friends have asked me to post more smoothie recipes so here it is! I have replaced my morning breakfast with a high-fiber, high-protein smoothie. A lot of these smoothies are also high in fat, but good fats! For that reason, I use it as a meal-replacement rather than a pre-workout or post-workout drink. This peanut butter chocolate smoothie is delicious! Hope you enjoy.  The protein mixture I use involves: hemp seeds, chia seeds, ground flax and almond meal. The individual ingredients can be a bit pricey but I find it to be cheaper overall when compared to canisters of whey protein powder, which can be really expensive. This mix is high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Cocoa powder has high antioxidant benefits and just like chocolate–keeps you happy!

You will need:

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted, organic, creamy peanut butter
  • 1  cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana (I freeze a ripe banana without the peel overnight and use in place of ice. The banana helps to sweeten the smoothie.)
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp almond meal
  • 1 tsp ground flax (optional)

Directions:

Blend the ingredients together really well, adding water or ice for desired consistency and enjoy!

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