Happy hump day! I loved reading all of your responses on Monday’s post. Everyone had such a different opinion and I loved it.
You know what else I’ve been loving lately? Smoothies. I know, I know, me and everyone else who is currently experiencing this crazy humidity. Seriously though–southern states: how do you handle the heat? I’m giving you all a virtual high five because I have a hard time handling Pittsburgh’s heat, which isn’t even THAT bad. I walk outside and my hair poofs up immediately.
One time my friends and I went to Florida in July… HA! Suggestion: don’t. Actually maybe you should because the beach was quite lovely but oooomg. I would shower, step out and start sweating. Craziness! Southeastern readers: does this happen to you?
Ok enough about the heat–let’s talk about this smoothie. I think I took a sip of this and said ‘damn that’s good’, and then gave myself a virtual high five for being so awesome. Embarrassingggggggg. But c’mon you know how impressed you are with yourself when you make a delicious smoothie (or any recipe for that matter). Pretty. Darn. Impressed. Then I said ‘mmm yes, yes, definitely blog-worthy’ and proceeded to take photos.
I hadn’t had chocolate protein powder in forever and decided to buy some and I’m so glad I did. It just adds to the rich-ness of this smoothie and makes it extra chocolate-y. And who doesn’t like extra chocolate? This basically tastes like a Reese Cup I’m not even joking. After taking photos I drank the whole thing and declared it was a dessert before dinner kinda night. Do you guys ever eat dessert before dinner? I typically don’t, but sometimes I feel it’s completely necessary. I had a Wendy’s frosty before my dinner two nights ago. It was the perfect thing to tide me over and curb my sweet tooth.
This smoothie makes for the perfect post-workout snack or you can omit the protein powder if you’re not really feelin’ it. Or leave it in, I mean, whatever works. I’m off to work so I hope you all enjoy your day and the heat. After work I’ll be sure to come home and make this protein smoothie to cool down, and I think you should too 🙂
- 2 bananas use frozen ones for a thicker smoothie
- 1/4 cup+1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 2/3 cup oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Place ingredients into a blender, making sure to add the milk last. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Q: Have you been experiencing crazy humidity lately? Smoothies as post-workout: yay or nay?