Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.
We have been having some crazy hot days around here and when it’s 80F I really have no desire to cook or really spend any amount of time in my hot kitchen. So, whenever that happens I bring out the blender and start whipping up smoothies and shakes. This week Neil and I were all about the chocolate “[almond]milk shakes”.
Our milkshake bases always start with a heap of frozen bananas and a non-dairy milk from there we like to mix it up depending on what we have on hand or are in the mood for. This week we had a carton of Almond Breeze Almondmilk in the Hint of Honey-Vanilla flavor so that is what we used as our liquid for our shakes. We also added in some chocolate protein powder and in this particular one a chocolate peanut butter but most of the time we use almond butter.
Dairy-Free Chocolate Protein Shake
Serves 2-4 (depending on how hungry you are)
- 5 frozen bananas
- 1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder or alternatively a scoop of cacao powder
- 1-2 heaping tablespoons of your favorite nut butter
- 16-24oz of Almond Breeze Almondmilk in the Hint of Honey-Vanilla**
Blend until completely smooth.
*Tip 1: Freeze your bananas when they are super spotty because that is when they are the sweetest and easiest to digest.
**Tip 2: For a shake start with 16oz of almondmilk and add more as needed. If you are more into a smoothie/thinner consistency than start with more almond milk.
I found the Almond Breeze Almondmilk in the Hint of Honey-Vanilla to give this smoothie a subtle extra sweet taste. I tasted it on it’s own as well and it’s sweet but a much more mellow sweet – perfect for smoothies and shakes.
What’s your favorite warm weather breakfast?
Are you a thick smoothie/shake fan or a thin?