I just made a shake in one minute. It happened so quickly that I had to go back and take a picture of the ingredients, since I realized it was both delicious, easy to make, and requires minimal time. In the few minutes since I made the shake, I’ve already finished it. For those of you that like interval training, that’s a 1:3 work/rest ratio. The shake was short and sweet, so I’ll keep this post the same way. Here’s my ‘before’ picture of the ingredients:
I included vanilla whey protein in the mix after I started, due to the fact that it was too watery. Who wants a thin milk shake?! Other than the whey, I only used peanut butter, milk, a banana and Greek Yogurt. A few shakes of cinnamon were added at the end for added healthiness…and flavor! Here are the specifics of the recipe:
- ½ cup of natural peanut butter
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 small ripe banana
- ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt.
- 1 scoop of vanilla whey (25 grams)
- Sprinkle o’ cinnamon
That’s the order the ingredients went into the blender, and it only took a minute. You can’t be simpler than this. I’m going to try a second version of this shake some time next week with a few changes. I’ll use almond milk instead of cows milk, and probably use even amounts of the milk and Greek yogurt to make it a little creamier. I’d also like to try a few shakes with chocolate flavored protein once I buy some, and I think this could be a candidate for a chocolate flavored face lift. Even without those future alterations, this shake tastes pretty damn good!
Between pulling out ingredients and making this shake, I couldn’t have spent more than 5 minutes creating this concoction. More time was thinking about what to add then actually making it, and it’s both delicious and nutritious. If you’re looking for a tasty shake that won’t break your diet, give this one a try. Maybe you can even have it for ‘dessert’ after you’ve tried my spinach, strawberry and banana shake, or my all-time favorite spinach and blueberry smoothie. Regardless, try one of these recipes out to keep your taste buds and waistband happy.