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.
- 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%).
- Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, except the almond milk, and blitz at high speed.
- 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.