By Jill Jacobs

I’m often asked about what in the world to eat after a strength training session. I covered that HERE but wanted to share with you EXACTLY what I eat post-workout most days.

It’s soooo yummy, so I encourage you to give it a try!

My Go-To Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

For a voluminous shake use a large blender.

  • 1/2 to 1 cup ice or more if you prefer
  • 1 cup water
  • Unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1-2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder (I use this one – Dutch Chocolate MOM FUEL)
  • 1/2 – 1 small to medium banana (frozen is nice but fresh is great, too)
  • More chocolate-y option: 1 or more Tbsp of cocoa and 2 additional packets of stevia or Truvia
  • Optional: A scoop of Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens Powder (so healthy!)
  • Optional: 1/8 tsp xantham gum (thickens and keeps it mixed when you aren’t drinking the shake right away)
  • Optional: a handful of spinach that I PROMISE you won’t taste

First, I add the water and ice to the blender. Next, I add the rest of the ingredients saving the almond milk (unsweetened/plain) for last. Blend until smooth. ENJOY! (THIS is the blender system I use. LOVE IT!)

I LOVE this healthy “milkshake”!

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

I get 2 full glasses like the one in the photo of my chocolate banana protein shake using a large blender with lots of water and ice. It takes me a while to eat it and keeps me full for about 3 hours. I rarely stray from this recipe because it’s so delicious. When I use another recipe, I miss this one so much that I’m tempted to have a 2nd shake later for my snack. Haha!

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Do you drink post workout shakes? If so, what’s your favorite combination? Let me know below! I love finding new recipes to try.

xo -Jill

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