Happy May Day everyone! Welcome to the season of “Oh crap! Only a few weeks before the pool opens for the summer! Why didn’t I do anything about this a month ago?!?!”
Being unwillingly dragged to the pool by my children is not my only fitness concern this first day of May. I am also training for a duathlon in July and a half marathon in October. Deep down, I know these races keep me working out hard and accountable to all who are cheering me on, but having trained for triathlons and half marathons before, I also know how much time it takes!
I am a much better couch potato than I am a runner, biker or swimmer 🙂
During these peak training months, it is so important that I am getting the proper amounts of protein to keep my muscles working hard. That is always a difficult thing for me because I am not a huge meat lover so I often use protein powder to supplement. While it seems like a simple concept, I really despise the taste of protein powder. I know I am not alone in my feelings, which is why I am so exited to share with you the main way I use protein powder! It is seriously the best recipe for a protein shake you will find….and I have tried many of them 🙂 I have one most days around 3:30 when my sweet tooth kicks in and I’m ready to attack any form of chocolate I can find!
Please give it a try and let me know what you think! As far as the nutritional numbers: Protein 38 g, Calories 400, Carbs 48 g, Fat 10 gPrint
- 8 ounces skim milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (click here to see my favorite!!!)
- 1 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 banana, preferably frozen
- 1 Tb peanut butter
- 1. In a blender, or with a stick blender and a large cup, mix together all the ingredients until smooth. I like the banana to be frozen because it gives it more of a shake texture and temperature!
- Serving Size: 1 shake
- Calories: 341
- Sugar: 22g
- Sodium: 402mg
- Fat: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 39g
- Fiber: 6g
- Protein: 28g
- Cholesterol: 5mg