That’s kind of a long title. My bad.
Too many ways to describe this smoothie! Protein smoothies are a big part of my life, and although I usually try and keep them green and healthy, I like to have a ‘treat’ one every once in a while. My Better-than-Ice-Cream Chocolate Protein Shake has been in rotation for a while, but as there was only a pitiful amount of cocoa powder remaining in my cupboard, I decided to take the lovely Char’s recipe for Nanaimo Bar Oatmeal and get a bit creative.
I used that recipe as my base and made this delicious smoothie. You can also drink this through a straw – it’s not too thick. I just like to change things up from time to time by eating my smoothies with a spoon, like super soft fro-yo :).
(If you like it even thicker, increase the number of ice cubes and/or add a pinch of guar gum to thicken it up!)
Protein Smoothie Nanaimo Bar Style! (inspired by Char’s oatmeal)
INGREDIENTS (serves 1):
5-6 ice cubes
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tsp coconut (shredded unsweetened)
2 tsp cocoa powder
2 tsp custard powder
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup lowfat canned coconut milk
Stevia or other sweetener (agave etc) to taste (I omitted, but if you need it sweeter, add away!)
Pinch of guar gum if you want it thicker
Extra coconut for topping
Chocolate chips for topping
1. Put all ingredients (except optional toppings) in a blender and blend till smooth!
2. Pour into a bowl or glass and sprinkle over toppings.
Nutritional information for one smoothie (calculated before toppings):
- How was your weekend? Was it full of Mother’s Day fun or did you do something else?
- Any flavour variation recommendations for protein smoothies? I’m always looking for more!