Homemade Protein Shakes…Hot chocolate …

Doing more exercise also turns our thoughts and our thirst to drinks…Water is my go-to drink when I am exercising …If you are doing high-intensity workouts then it may be that your friends or the gym you attend tell you to take a protein drink to help decrease body fat or promote weight loss, but protein shakes aren’t a magic bullet for weight loss.

Replacing meals with protein shakes may help you reduce your daily calories, which can help you lose weight. They are also costly and may make you gain weight…

Which means choose wisely ..do your research…

It may be high in added sugars and calories. Some protein powders have little added sugar, and others have a lot (as much as 23 grams per scoop).

Some protein powders wind up turning a glass of milk into a drink with more than 1,200 calories. The risk: weight gain and an unhealthy spike in blood sugar.

The answer…How about making your own? Today due to popular demand it is a hot protein shake …CHocolate and Banana…

Ingredients: Serves 1 depending on the size of your cup.

  • I ripe Banana
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter, almond butter or other seed butter of your choice,
  • 1/2-1tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp chocolate powder
  • 2 cups of milk of your choice…I used coconut milk
  • Maple syrup or 1-2 pitted dates to sweeten(optional)

Let’s make a shake…

Ingredients for protein Shake

Add all the ingredients into your blender and blitz…Taste and adjust if necessary…more milk to thin drink down or cocoa or nut butter or dates or syrup to sweeten…it was fine for us the right level of sweetness but we don’t have a sweet tooth.

Hot chocolate Protein Shake…

I then gently warmed the mixture in a small pan but didn’t allow it to boil…I did find it thickened slightly on heating probably due to the oats so I added more milk…but if drinking cold it was fine for us…

Thank you for dropping in I hope you have enjoyed the post and I would love to hear from you in comments…I love to chat…Love Carol x





27 thoughts on “Homemade Protein Shakes…Hot chocolate …

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  4. johnrieber

    While I’m not a fan of chocolate, that not’s to me what makes this post so important – it’s about making healthy drinks yourself…don’t buy pre-made drinks that are infused with unnecessary additives!

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  5. Victoria Zigler (@VictoriaZigler)

    I used a similar method to make a chocolate milkshake recently. It was banana, oat milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a little vanilla. I didn’t try it heated up, but it was very tasty. Your version looks like it will be just as tasty. Also, yes, the oats would explain the thickening when heating it up.


  6. petespringerauthor

    Most protein shakes leave a lot to be desired in the taste department, but I can tell from the ingredients that this would be a tasty one.


  7. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen

    Love your delicious drink made with real food and not supplements. There are a lot of “fitness” people out there pushing a lot of protein drinks, usually that they just happen to sell. My doctor said plant sources of protein are all our bodies need, and the consumption of too much protein adversely affects our bones. Have you ever in your life heard of someone having a protein deficiency? That usually only happens if someone is acutely malnourished in the first place.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I just do not use supplements like you , Dorothy… a couple of my children have used protein powders etc and the reason I initially made these was to prove if you needed extra protein because you were exercising a lot the drinks could be made using real food and not powders…Thank you for your valued comment, Dorothy 🙂

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  8. marianbeaman

    Hot chocolate even without the added ingredients is calming and warming.

    Water is essential though as you point out. My Pilates instructor says, “Drink half your body weight in ounces each day to be properly hydrated.” That’s my goal, but I don’t know that I reach it always. Thanks, Carol!

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