For the record, I hate milkshakes and smoothies. There’s something about the texture that’s just too sketchy to me. That being said, I bought a large package of whey protein some time ago and was determined to start making (and actually drinking) protein shakes to feel all sporty and active. I love peanut butter and chocolate so I decided to dump those and some milk and ice into the blender and see what comes out of it. I was a bit terrified taking the first taste test but I genuinely surprised myself and actually loved the end result! Here it is, it’s super simple and modifiable:
PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SHAKE
- Handful of ice
- 2/3 cup of milk (cow’s milk, almond, soy, oat, whatever floats your boat)
- 1-3 tbsp of peanut butter depending on your preference (preferably sugar free)
- 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp of protein powder (I use a mild chocolate flavor but vanilla works well too)
Throw it all into the blender and blend until smooth! Done, simple as that. To add some important minerals in there, just add some banana according to your own preference. Personally I can’t stand even the smell of banana ( there’s no way I could get any down) but adding banana would make this a super recovery shake after a long run for example. If your shake is too thin, add some pb and if it’s too thick, add some more milk. Tastes almost like a certain chocolate bar whose ads claim that you’re not you when you’re hungry. You know which one I’m talking about.
On a completely different note, I finally got the Speedgoats and already did one trail run in them. As I mentioned in my latest Instagram post, I’m obsessed with them! I’ll run in them for a couple more weeks before reviewing, but I can tell you that the first impression I got was pretty great. They fit a bit more snug than my Vongos which is great on the trails and adds to the feeling of security the shoe gives. I did a 30- minute session on wet and slippery rocks, roots and duckboards yesterday and I never came even close to slipping. I wouldn’t have ever been able to run (not sure about brisk walking either) in my Vongos, no way. It was that slippery.
The race is in four days now and I’m feeling almost overly confident. We’ll see if I get a reality check like a wet towel to the face on Sunday or not 🙂