Ingredients for Chocolate Protein Shake:
1 Tbs chia seeds
1 cup almond milk
2 pitted dates (optional)
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
4 large ice cubes
Make the chia gel: Soak the chia seeds in the almond milk for 5-10 minutes.
Prepare the shake: Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Makes: one 16 fl oz serving
The great thing about preparing these shakes is that you can adjust the amount and the ingredients however you like. For example, if you don’t mind the flavor, a frozen banana can be added to make a thick and creamy shake. In place of the banana, I used dates as a sweetener along with chia seeds and ice to thicken up the shake. A tablespoon of nut butter may be added as well, but I chose to leave it out to reduce the fat and calories. If you need more ideas on how to make healthy and delicious protein shakes (or smoothies), check out DailyBurn’s #ShowUsYourShake project or visit their protein powder page for various protein-based recipes. What do you like to add to your healthy shakes and smoothies? Comment below and let me know!