Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

As the weather warms up, all I want are ice cold shakes and smoothies as post workout recovery fuel. I recently discovered Trader Joe’s peanut flour and have been trying to find fun ways to use this product. A few weeks ago I was making a post workout chocolate shake and decided to toss in a little peanut flour and was in love with the nutritional stats as well as the flavor of this protein shake. So for the nutritionals… This shake boasts 34 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. It clocks in at 285 calories and just over 10 grams of fat. If you’re feeling sassy, you can add a couple handfuls of spinach. Sounds a little crazy, but trust me… you don’t taste the spinach, only peanut buttery, chocolaty goodness.

What You Need:

¾ cup milk
1 serving chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup peanut flour
1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
1 heaping cup of ice
1 Tbs chia seeds (optional)

What To Do:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Serves 1

Bon Appétit!


MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Chocolate and peanut butter were made for each other and I LOVE that you used peanut flour instead of actual peanut butter. I need to put this on my list for my next annual trip to Trader Joe's (the closest one to me is 6+hours away)!

Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy said...

that sounds amazing! .. I'm out of TJs peanut butter flour :-(

The Purple Carrot said...

Simple and delicious! Mmm! :)

Denise said...

Hi Mary, yes it is your meat sauce and I just had more of it from my freezer last night, it tastes wonderful :) I also told my friends this week about it and gave them a link to your page. Thanks for stopping by.

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Looks delicious and creamy! I need to restock my peanut flour ASAP. I love adding it to shakes.

Mary said...

I'm sold on the name alone! Yum!!

Yasmin said...

Interesting combination of flavours.

I love peanuts.


What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@Megsmith: I love peanut flour too bc you really get that intense peanut flavor (and protein?!) w.o all the added fat of the nut butter.

@ Julie: Must. get. more! ;)

@ Heather: Me too!! It has SO much protein in it per serving and it makes the flavor of the shakes out of this world.

@ Mary: ME TOO!! :D

@ Yasmin: I am too! I also love adding a frozen banana to this shake in place of the ice sometimes... talk about yummy flavors. Reminds me of a choc coverered naner coated in peanuts. MMMmmMMM

The Teenage Taste said...

Mmmm...this looks fabulous! It could even pass as a dessert!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ the teenage taste: I totally agree!

Kate said...

Thank you! I have that peanut flour and have not yet used it, and, I have protein shakes daily, so this is a great tip for me.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Kate: You're very welcome! I think you'll really like this application of peanut flour.

Shannon said...

anywhere in Canada I can get peanut flour? sounds amazing and thanks for the post!!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Shannon: I did some google-ing and realized I wasn't sure where in Canada you were, so here's my suggestion... There are a few kinds that I know of: PB2, Trader Joe's peanut flour & Fit Nutz. I've tried the first two & like them both. First, if you have a Whole Foods near you, I'd try there. They would def carry it. ...if not there, try any health food store. If no one carries it, you could order pb2 online here http://www.bellplantation.com/. Bell's version has a bit of added salt and sugar, but it would work perfectly in this shake as well. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Would I be able to add rolled oats to this as a way to boost fiber?

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ anon: Absolutely !