I’ve never been much of a fruit lover. I’ve tried over and over again, and hell, still sometimes try, to make myself love them but its really just not for me. I am much more of a savory rather than sweet.
With that said, i have had a birthday cake–or some gross flavor– of protein powder hiding in the back of my pantry for some time now, and I know it’s going to sit there for the rest of eternity because I can’t stand the thought of ruining a beautiful blended creation with all that sugar. Lucky for me, my boss has been drinking shakeology protein for a while now and tried out the vegan latte flavor and knew it was right up my alley and gifted me some to take home.
Still I was at a loss of how to make this tasty without overwhelming my taste buds, and this peanutbuttery creation was born. This is now the only smoothie I will even bother to make, forget all those frozen mixed berry blends I bought, bananas and peanut butter baby.
The shakeology protein comes in a box with prepackaged servings to make it super easy and even take on the go with you if you would like! My boss said she takes hers to work and mixes it with her coffee and some almond milk for an easy pick-me-up.
Make sure your bananas are ripe and spotty so you get the most flavor and natural sweetness! They are also the easiest to digest at this stage. Medjool dates are, in my opinion, the healthiest natural sweetener. They’re relatively high in carbs which provides energy as well as being high in fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and so many others. Not bad for a gooey carmel-y snack.
Other superfoods packed into this smoothie include hemp seeds to add protein and omega-3’s, and cacao nibs to add fiber and iron!
Let’s get Blendin’!
2 spotty bananas, fresh or frozen
3 medjool dates
1 package or serving of latte protein powder
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 Tbsp cacao nibs
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 C coconut milk, or other non-dairy milk
1/2 C brewed coffee
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy!
- I topped mine with extra cacao nibs and hemp seeds.