Chocolate-y Protein Breakfast Smoothie

I have never been that big of a smoothie fan.  Well unless you add tequila and call it a Margarita.  But I guess that doesn’t really count.  Right?  Can you have Margaritas for breakfast?  I think that’s only on vacation.  Or Saturdays.

Strawberry Surf Rider

I have nothing against smoothies per se, just every time I’ve had them, they never really filled me up.  You know like a meal does.  Maybe I’m too hungry, I don’t know!  But then you look at the calorie stats, and they fill you up real good calorie wise, sometimes waaaayyy more than a meal should!  So I didn’t get it.  Not very full, hungry in two hours, chubby the next day.  Not my thing!  I mean they’re delicious, sure.  But they just didn’t seem like something I needed to add to my already calorie packed day.  Also they’re not very cheap.  I mean it takes a LOT of blended fruit to add up to anything substantial.  So at home, you’re buying a lot of fruit.  And if you go out and by them, you’re spending $3-5 each!  Yikes!  This gorgeous looking smoothie on the right, sets you back 460 Calories. WOAH!

But.  Then.  I discovered this smoothie.  It’s quick.  It’s easy.  It’s delicious.  All things you ask for in a smoothie.  Plus, It has chocolate. For Breakfast.  You can’t go wrong!  And even more exciting, it’s only 170 calories per serving.  Say what?!

So you should do what I did this morning, whirl it up in your blender, throw it in a mason jar (that’s what I had handy, because I own 4,657 of them) sip it on your way to work, and have yourself a nice time!  If you’re really really smart, you can do what I did last night, combine the ingredients for 4 smoothies in individual ziplock bags, then when I woke up this morning, all I had to do was dump the contents of the bag along with a handful of ice in my blender and I was on my way!  Yuu-uum!

Chocolate-y Protein Breakfast Smoothie
 
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ Banana
  • 1 Tbls Peanut Butter (or almond, or any other nut for that matter)
  • ½ Cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • ½ tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Individual Packet Splenda or Stevia.  I like mine a little sweeter.  This part is optional
  • Handful of Ice
Instructions
  1. Throw all ingredients in a blender.  Whirl til smooth
  2. Enjoy! Easy, no?
Nutrition Information
Calories: 170

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