by Lisa Chase DVM
This Week NOMV member Dr. Lisa Chase shares one of her favorite recipes:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
No added sugar! Omega fatty acids! Protein! An excuse to eat chocolate!
1 cup ice
1 frozen banana
⅓ cup peanuts
¼ cup raw oats (I feel this improves the texture, my husband thinks it ruins it, so it's up to you)
1 Tbsp Chia seeds (optional, other options include: flax seed, hemp seed)
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
Add a handful of spinach for extra health of you want, though be warned, it makes your shake a rather unappealing color)
1Tbps powdered milk (also optional, makes it a little creamier I think)
Milk (cows, almond, soy, whatever)… Approximately ¾ cup... I don't tend to measure, I just add enough so that it will blend. If you are blending and it can't seem to blend, then add more.
I highly recommend a Vitamix or other “hardcore” blender. I don't think regular blender crush ice that smoothly. If you don't have a Vitamix or similar, I would recommend using crushed ice, and peanut butter instead of peanuts.
My daughter and I love these as is. If you are used to much sweeter things you might need to add sugar to taste.