The other day I was wanting something quick after my workout but my regular fruit smoothie just wasn't going to cut it. So of course, I went into the kitchen after having a snack, did some recipe testing and came out with this amazing smoothie. As if my love for the cookie-and-cream flavour wasn't enough, to have added nutritional value and use it as a post-workout snack is just a bonus!
Yield: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes or under
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp almond butter (optional)
- 3 pitted dates
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 small squares dark chocolate with cocoa nibs
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender.
- Serve and enjoy.
If serving right after, I find adding 1-2 ice cubes helps to make the smoothie cooler. Alternatively you can prep in advance, store in your fridge and enjoy when you come home!
Interesting nutrition fact!
Your body can only use 20-25g protein at one time! No need to stock up to bulk up ;).
Nutrient breakdown (per smoothie):
(Without almond butter) - 270kcal, 32g carbohydrate, 22g protein.
(With almond butter) - 360kcal, 35g carbohydrate, 25g protein.