Enjoy this shake instead of a dessert on a Saturday night, as a couch snack while watching your favorite reality show or even as a meal replacement. Guilt-free and under your daily calorie intake. Guaranteed!
If you are like me and like to entertain then weekend is the time when my willpower is being tested. If cheesecake, apple pie or cannoli is on the menu and you are trying to lose the last 10, 20 or 50 lbs, simply excuse yourself for 2 minutes and whip up this healthy chocolate dessert. Creamy, chocolaty with only 286 calories and 36 g of protein, this treat will definitely satisfy your craving and make you feel guilt-free the next morning. It’s so good your girlfriends will be asking for the recipe and next time watch what they will be eating on a Saturday night!
If you have never tried or made a protein shake before the only “weird” ingredient in it is a protein powder. The best part is that besides supplements stores most grocery stores carry it now. The trick is to find the good one at a good price. Decide which protein powder you want – dairy or vegetarian.
Whey isolate protein is a dairy one with around 27 g or protein per 1 scoop (30g). That’s why I like it. As for vegetarian ones I like pumpkin seed and brown rice protein powders. I prefer brown rice because it has high protein content, almost the same as whey. Pumpkin seed one is not bad either
but has more distinct taste and colour, can’t use it in all recipes.
I’ve heard hemp protein powder is good too. I stay away from soy for various reasons. Me and Bob Harper from the Biggest Loser think the same when it comes to soy. And please buy one with no artificial sweeteners like sucralose or aspartame and no preservatives. Just clean protein and bromelain are fine.
If you don’t have agave nectar add some honey. You can buy agave at Costco, Trader Joe’s, Save on Foods, Superstore – virtually anywhere.
Add 1 tbsp of peanut butter for extra flavour. Remember the nutritional values will change.
Use “white” protein powder for this shake – whey or brown rice would be great.
For thicker texture – to eat with a spoon do not add almond milk.
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, non-fat
- 1/3 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 scoop (whey) protein powder, unflavoured
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice, crushed
- Add all ingredients to Magic Bullet or blender and process until smooth.
Servings per Recipe: 1
Amount per Serving:
Protein: 36 g
Carbs: 31 g
Fat: 2.5 g
Sugar: 25 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sodium: 363 mg
WW Points+: 7