This chocolate peanut butter protein shake will make you think you're drinking a Reeses Cup not a protein shake!
When I became a bariatric dietitian in 10 years ago I attempted to try as many protein shakes as I could. As many of you know already (if you are post-op) some protein shakes are delicious while others are far from it. One of the first protein powders that I tried was Unjury. Unjury proteins are really good quality proteins. This is the only company that sends professional samples to share with patients. When you get a chance read my Unjury Review!
I love chocolate anything. Most of my patients love chocolate too. You don't have to use Unjury. You can use any chocolate protein powder. I do love their chocolate and strawberry. This chocolate peanut butter protein shake is the most common recipe I share. My kids even like this shake and frequently ask me to make it. I do use regular peanut butter, which does increase the calorie content. You could use a peanut butter powder if you wish to lower the calorie content. In my opinion, though the added healthy fats from regular peanut butter increase satiety.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup ice cubes
- In a blender place ice, milk, protein powder, and peanut butter.
- Blend until smooth.
Don't be afraid of the sugar content. Yes, 14 grams seems a bit high particularly if you are a gastric bypass patient, however, 12 grams is contributed by the milk in the recipe. Milk does not cause dumping syndrome, although some patients do become lactose intolerant. You could use a milk alternative, but keep in mind I did not test the recipe with other milk.