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
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.
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.
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Food photography by Aaron Colussi.