Yes, I am in love! With a shake! A peanut butter chocolate banana protein shake, to be exact. Now, as a WLS patient, I am required to get a certain amount of protein in daily, and with the small size of my new stomach, it’s almost impossible without including 1 or 2 protein supplements a day. My supplement of choice since surgery in December has been to mix chocolate flavored whey protein powder into milk, and keep it in my refrigerator to use as cream in my coffee every morning. For 5 months I’ve found no need to change that. Most people need variety, but for some odd reason, I haven’t. I love my coffee, and had to find a way to make it count since I can fit so very little in my stomach, so protein coffee it has been. Until yesterday. When I stumbled upon some peanut butter love!
I’ve seen recipes for peanut butter in protein shakes before, and the thought was just never appealing to me. Maybe even a bit nauseating. I’m not sure what suddenly changed yesterday. Perhaps the moon lined up with the sun lined up with the neighbors dog and the old lady down the road. Who knows. Whatever the reason…I’m suddenly feeling like I’m drinking a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, and I’m just all good with that! Here’s the recipe that I found in Oxygen Magazine. P.S. This recipe makes 2 servings, if you are a WLS patient, you may want to cut the recipe in half or find a friend to share it with. 🙂
Mocha Muscle Shake
1 cup skim or soy milk
1/3 cup brewed coffee
1 Tbs. all natural peanut butter
1 banana (I used a frozen one)
1 scoop chocolate flavored whey protein powder (I used 1 1/2)
Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 200, Total Fat 7, Sodium 260mg, Total Carbs 18, Dietary Fiber 3, Sugars 9, Protein 18, Iron 1mg.
(My protein powder has 26 g protein per scoop, so my count is much higher, especially since I added extra protein)