Recipe: PB Chocolate Protein Powder Mix

Taking the time to gather up all the necessary ingredients for a recovery smoothie after a hard workout can be a pain. That is the beauty of this #makeyourownfuelfridays DIY protein powder mix – simply blend some with milk and frozen banana (for frosty creaminess) and you’ve got a drink that is ready to show your tired body some love. The peanut butter powder is a stealth ingredient to give the mix the quintessential nut butter flavor and I’ve included ground flax for a shot of healthy fats. You could even mix in some instant espresso powder for a mocha vibe.

PB Chocolate Protein Powder 

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1 1/2 cups plain or vanilla protein powder of choice

1/2 cup peanut butter powder

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

Pinch of salt

Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Transfer to a container and keep refrigerated.

To make a smoothie, blend together 1 cup milk of choice, 1/3 cup of the powder and 1 chopped frozen banana.

Rocket Fuel by Matt Kadey

In Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports & Adventure, award-winning dietitian Matt Kadey offers up 120 delicious, creative, and convenient real-food recipes to power your everyday exercise and weekend adventures.

Rocket Fuel is available now in bookstores, outdoors stores, and online from these online retailers:
MatthewKadey.com
VeloPress
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
local booksellers
Chapters/Indigo and MEC.ca in Canada

Food photography by Aaron Colussi.

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