Protein consumption is a well-liked topic with our SGS group, significantly including protein to shakes or smoothies. This chocolate protein shake is the creme de la creme, with regards to a tasty, protein-packed easy shake. And you may relaxation assured that your chocolate banana protein shake accommodates solely plant based mostly, complete meals components!
Can I actually make a protein shake at dwelling?
You positive can! And this chocolate banana protein shake will style approach higher than the one you’d purchase in your approach dwelling from the health club. Store purchased protein shakes typically use low-cost proteins like whey or pea, in addition to tons of components + chemical sweeteners to try to make them style good.
Even if you happen to’re not brief on time, a protein shake or smoothie remains to be an ideal meal substitute possibility. It’s fairly wonderful what you may pack right into a smoothie— like superfood mushrooms from Four Sigmatic.
Mushroom protein powder = magic
Now earlier than you say, “mushrooms in a shake???” Let me clarify. Certain varieties of mushrooms are adaptogens. Adaptogens are substances that assist the physique and thoughts in adapting to in addition to managing stress.
Stress over a protracted time frame may cause what’s referred to as adrenal fatigue. This is without doubt one of the commonest struggles of the American mother, which is why we’ve made a inexperienced smoothie for it too. The adrenal glands excrete chemical substances (like hormones) that assist our our bodies and minds cope with stress. Fueling your physique with complete meals recipes like this chocolate protein shake provides it vitamins to assist combat stress naturally.
One of our workforce members, Lindsey, went again to varsity and is utilizing this chocolate shake recipe to thrive. By boosting it with Four Sigmatic Superfood Protein Powder, it’s doable to get pleasure from breakfast in addition to give her mind + physique a wholesome increase. (She’s additionally hoping that her classmates will ask her about her every day smoothie so she will share all about her love of smoothies. Ha!)
Plant based mostly protein choices
I solely advocate merchandise I personally love and really feel our group can profit from. That’s one motive why I like Four Sigmatic merchandise— they again my plant-powered ardour.
If you’re in search of a plant based mostly protein powder, but mushrooms aren’t actually your factor, then give my very own Protein Smoothie Boost a attempt. It’s received three components: natural hemp hearts, natural chia seeds, and natural flax seeds. It additionally provides 10 grams of protein to any smoothie, boosting that smoothie to the right meal substitute. It blends seamlessly with this chocolate protein shake, in addition to every other smoothie you wish to attempt!
How to make a chocolate protein shake
To make this plant-powered thick and scrumptious shake, all you want are a couple of components:
- Almond Milk: plant-based milk
- Bananas: one of many best methods to taste and thicken a shake
- Dates: these pure sweeteners are wealthy in fiber
- Cacao powder: this provides a wealthy chocolate taste and a little bit caffeine to rev your engine
- Plant-Based Protein Powder: increase your protein consumption to
Protein shake toppings
Now, if you happen to wanna make this chocolate banana protein shake actual fancy like I did for this photoshoot, then drizzle it with these further superfoods:
- Almond butter
- Hemp hearts
- Cacao nibs
- sliced bananas
Honestly, you possibly can add rather less liquid than the recipe requires, then scoop this shake out with a spoon to essentially get pleasure from these toppings.
Smoothies supply so many straightforward swap choices, so don’t draw back from this chocolate protein shake if you happen to can’t do one of many components! Instead, attempt one among these substitutes:
If you want much less pure sugar on this shake, then swap out 1 banana for half of cup of frozen cauliflower. Still tremendous creamy, but decrease in sugar
If you have got a nut allergy, then swap out the almond milk for oat milk or coconut milk. Also swap out the almond butter for a seed butter as an alternative.
No dates readily available? No downside! swap in a tablespoon of maple syrup (vegan possibility) or honey (vegetarian possibility) to maintain the pure sweetener flowing.
More protein ahead smoothies
I don’t prefer to sip the identical smoothie daily, so I’ve received a number of totally different smoothie recipes I make the most of for exercise restoration: