Monday, October 12, 2015

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

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 I am not a morning person, but my kids are. 6 AM hits and both kids are awake and happy and I am still trying to drag myself out of bed. I recently kicked my caffeine habit and I have been working toward a healthier lifestyle, so I wanted something that I could count on in the morning to give me energy, help perk me up a little bit and that didn't take a long time to make. My go to has become this chocolate peanut butter banana shake. It has everything I need to chase my little ones around until lunchtime and the best part is that it is Vegan. Real whole food.  It is easy to make and the ingredients are simple ones I have on hand.

You will need: 


 Slice your banana up into slices and then add everything to a blender, topping with the ice. Blend it until smooth.
When I am making smoothies I use Vega Essentials Protein Powder because it is made from whole food ingredients and has 20 grams of plant based protein per serving. It has 25 % of your daily intake of food based vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and Omega 3s. It is Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free and made with no added sugar or artificial flavors and colors so when one of my little ones wants a sip of my shake, I can feel great about letting them have some. If you have any questions about Vega Essentials, you can reach out to the company here.
I am trying so hard to eat right and exercise every day. I want to be strong and Vega helps me focus on that goal. I also really like the taste of the protein powder. I have hated protein powders for years because of the nasty chalky taste they leave in my mouth. I haven't experienced that at all with Vega. My shakes or drinks always taste fantastic. 

What kind of shake would you make with Vega Essentials?
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29 comments:

bxcrochet said...

What a great combination! I love that it is healthy for you too.

Michelle F.

MikiHope said...

I don't have a blender-my mini one finally broke and I am allergic to bananas! However that powder probably tastes really good if you ise just a shaker bottle with the Almond Milk--think I might try it.

Scraps said...

I do love smoothies for convenience and taste, but I steer clear of protein powders and supplements as a general rule. I'd rather get my whole foods from actual foods, that way I con control what's actually going into my meals.

Claire C said...

This looks so healthy, I really must try it. I love smoothies :)

Jasmine Eclipse said...

This looks like such a great alternative to coffee, and it looks so healthy too! I'll definitely have to try this out, thanks for sharing!

Logan Cantrell said...

This looks so good! I love banana shakes and smoothies, so I will have to try your recipe!

Heather Jones said...

It sounds delicious! I really like almond milk in cereal, and just plain in a glass, I used to put it in my coffee, but it does not go for some reason. But in a shake with bananas, yum!

Michelle said...

Good for you o kicking the caffeine, I haven't quite had the courage to do that one!

alexandria waning said...

I always want to get up and make a shake or smoothie like this. It looks so good.

Jody Smith said...

This looks delicious! I need to kick a coffee and sugar addiction both!

Hodge Podge Moments said...

I love chocolate protein shakes. This one seems to have the right combination of things to make it delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)

Marwa said...

I have started eating healthy by having smoothies in the morning and a large bowl of salad for lunch along with what was cooked that day. But looks like protein shake can also do a better job
Thanks for sharing

ana de jesus said...

I love the sound of this shake it sounds delicious and especially since it is vegan too!

yanique said...

This sounds like it will make a really tasty protein shake. I usually avoid protein shakes because they can taste pretty bad.

Esther Freedman said...

Well done for putting healthy things in your body! That looks delicious!

Esther
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Liz Mays said...

I love the boost of protein here! I know my kids would appreciate it since they work out frequently.

Erin Shebish said...

This is so timely. I just found out I'm protein and iron deficient so this will totally help me!

Cynthia said...

I love this combination! I have never thought to make a protein shake with peanut butter, I will change that now

Scott said...

I haven't made one with almond milk yet. I'll bet that tastes much better than just plain skim milk

Stacey D said...

Some of my favorite flavors together! Chocolate, banana, and peanut butter are a hit for sure! The added protein makes it all the better.

CourtneyLynne said...

Now this shake sounds yummy! Love that you used almond milk as well! I'm all about the almond milk!

Designitgirl said...

I think my 16 year old my like this he plays HS FTball

Tanisha Gomez said...

Great recipe! I've got to get a better blender so I can make some of these yummy shakes. Definitely pinning to Pinterest so I'm ready when I do! Thanks for posting :)

Trish @AlmostSexyMommy said...

I'll take all the protein shake recipes I can get! Drinking the same thing every morning gets old! (except coffee, coffee never gets old)

Jesenia Montanez said...

Easy to make and good for you? My kind of shake! Thanks for sharing! #client

Addie said...

This is a great alternative to coffee, for sure! I bet that alone can give you a little more of a boost throughout the day!

Rachel said...

I love making smoothies, what a great idea for breakfast, too! I am not a big fan of PB in my smoothies, but I do love the idea of using almond milk!

Miss Steph said...

This is my daily go-to right now! I like to freeze the bananas (peel them first....I learned that the hard way!) so it makes it kinda like a milkshake.

Denise said...

Looks really delicious and healthy! Thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty http://cu-rio.net/home-matters-linky-party-60/

 
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