I hate taking photos of smoothies. I never know how to approach them to give you an idea of how the smoothie tastes. I mean, I guess you can't, really, but photographing actual food is so much easier.
Anyway, since I started tracking macros and upping my protein intake this smoothie has become one of my go-to's. Its texture is very reminiscent of a Frosty from Wendy's, so it tastes delicious. Plus, it helps me kick off the day with a protein boost.
Pasteurized cartons of egg whites are sold in most grocery stores, and I love using them as the liquid in my smoothies. It's an inexpensive, easy way to up the protein while helping the texture. When combined with a little whey and frozen banana you get a rich, dessert-like result.
Speaking of the banana, I buy a bunch every week and freeze whatever we have left once they turn brown. Simply peel and stick the bananas in a plastic bag or freezer container.
Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie
Yield 1 Serving
This "frosty"-like smoothie packs a whopping 36g of protein and taste more like dessert than a post-workout breakfast.
Put all ingredients in the bullet and blend until smooth, thick and frothy.
- YES, it is completely safe to consume pasteurized egg whites from the carton "raw". I've been using them as the liquid in my smoothies for years. It's a cheap and easy way to up the protein in smoothies.
- This smoothie will increase in volume when blended. Make sure to keep enough room in the blender/bullet.
- I use both cocoa powders because I like the flavor but you would easily use 2 tbsp of whatever unsweetened cocoa you have. It will work just fine.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14 g
Total Carbohydrates 32 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 36 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.