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[RECIPE] Choc peanut butter smoothie

Choc peanut butter smoothie

The perfect post-workout, breakfast or any-time snack smoothie must combine beneficial, fit-for-purpose ingredients that also offer complimentary flavour profiles.

Try this choc peanut butter smoothie for a tasty and effective post-workout option.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (chocolate flavour)
  • 1 scoop collagen powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2-3 large pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup ice

Natural peanut butter delivers a rich supply poly- and monounsaturated fats (50%). It’s also high in protein (25%), with a moderate amount of carbohydrates (19%).

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, except the almond milk, and blitz at high speed.
  2. Add almond milk ½ cup at a time as you continue blending.

Cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds, including beneficial flavonoids which offer powerful antioxidant effects. It is also a source of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur and EFAs.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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