Peanut Butter & Cacao Nib Protein Shake
Sometimes, a girl just NEEDS some peanut butter. I personally do not shy away from nut butters, as they contain healthy, satiating fats and protein. Plus, I usually make my own nut butters any way, without added salt and preservatives. However, if you’re looking to cut back, powdered peanut butter is a must!!! It can be added in protein shakes, oatmeal, pancakes, cakes or made into a sauce to drizzle on top of whatever your heart desires. You don’t get all of the protein, but you don’t get all of the fat either.
- 6-8 oz unsweetened flaxmilk (by Good Karma)
- 4-5 ice cubes
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder (Vega Sport Performace in Vanilla)
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter (I use “Just Great Stuff”)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maca powder (I use Nativas)
- 1/2 oz=1tbsp cacao nibs (NOT COCOA, CACAO–again by Nativas)
Cacao nibs are made straight from the cacao bean and contain antioxidants, iron, magnesium, protein and fiber, among other great things. Just a tablespoon is 2g of PROTEIN! Plus, they have an amazingly rich chocolate taste and add a great crunch to the shake that reminds me of a good old fashioned chocolate chip milkshake. I use CACAO whenever possible instead of COCOA—just trust me, make the switch!
This shake has 15g of fiber and is high in calcium and omega-3’s!
**Nutritional Facts were calculated by the MyFitnessPal app**