I have been drinking this for years, it’s super quick and easy for a weekday morning! A Chocolate Brownie Shake three ways is a new twist though.
Today’s “smoothie” is a hybrid, it’s a protein shake with a twist.
The reason I state ‘Three Ways’, is because i’m going to show you three different ideas I had whilst making this shake. The base will stay the same, but by adding other ingredients you can mix it up. Hopefully there’s something for everyone.
- Chocolate Brownie Shake
- Chocolate Brownie Shake with Coffee
- Chocolate Brownie Shake with Mint Chocolate Chunks
Yes, they vary on the “Are these healthy for you?” scale.
These recipes should be enough for two people as a breakfast shake..
Chocolate Brownie Shake!
- 1 x Scoop PHD Chocolate Brownie Protein
- 1 x Frozen Banana
- 300ml Oat Milk
- 200ml Water
- Add your water, oat milk, banana, protein powder and ice into a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Freeze your bananas overnight at least.
- Wait until your bananas are speckled brown so they're extra creamy and you won't get a chalky taste.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 16g
Shall we mix things up a bit? How about adding a shot of espresso to it? We first discovered this when we went to a beautiful rustic fitness retreat in Kefalonia.
I don’t drink coffee or have any caffeine for that matter, I’m naturally quite “awake” shall we say, so I don’t need that morning boost. The taste of coffee is too bitter for me, but this was a real winner with my partner Tom. Although this one is a little more indulgent than theirs. The retreat made theirs with raw cacao and a good quality coffee! Not like a thick creamy milkshake!
Or maybe Mint Chocolate Chunks?
Another way I’ve wanted to try this is to see if I can make a mint chocolate chip shake. A lot of recipes that I’ve seen, you add a cooking peppermint too, but whilst the UK is staying indoors, the supermarkets are bare, so I can’t find any.
However, one of my favourite chocolates is – Lindt mint dark chocolate and we have some in! (6 supermarkets later and I found some…only joking)
So I’ve decided to throw some in and see how it goes…
I wanted it to have a little bit of texture for the chocolate to stay in tiny chunks…and it did. You get a very subtle hint of mint with this, it’s delicious!!
I blend this for about 40 seconds to 1 minute. It’s best to have a powerful blender when you’re blitzing anything frozen, it breaks it down so much quicker. If you have a VitaMix, this won’t take long, others possibly wait a minute for your fruit (banana) to slightly defrost.
**you don’t need to use PHD Chocolate Brownie Shake powder, this is just my personal favourite after going through a few different ones.
If you want to have a look at all the other smoothies we have take a look here…
- Watermelon, Lime & Mint Slush
- Green Smoothie – A revised recipe
- Watermelon Smoothie
- Iced Coffee Chocolate Protein Shake
- Smoothie with Blueberry, Pear & Orange