Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

I finally caved in and bought some protein powder, chocolate flavored. After adding two scoops (40 grams of protein) to 1 1/4 cups of 1% milk and trying to mix it with a spoon (I clearly had NO idea what I was doing!) and after the powder and milk would NOT mix consistently, I said "Screw this!" and added 1 more cup of milk and a cut up banana, threw it all in the blender and mixed it to death.

Let me tell you that this was one HECK of a super SuPeR SUPER tasty shake!!! I guess between the protein powder and the milk, it was somewhere in the 56 gram range of protein?

I ran 4 miles this morning and my legs hurt for most of it and then I am riding 17 miles at lunch, so who knows how I will be recovered by lunch. I did a ton of stretching and foam rolling as well after my run. Kinda fun to experiment with different recovery techniques.

I will say that the shake filled me up pretty well. It was in the 500 calorie range?


  1. A blender is pretty much the only way to make sure you dont get "powder chunks" in your shake.

  2. I find mixing with water works better when just the powder, but if u have time the blender with frozen fruit or banannas taste better

  3. my favorite post workout snack.
    1 cup mixed berries
    1/2 cup vanilla yogurt probiotic
    1 Scoop GNC Whey Protein unflavored or vanilla.
    1 Scoop Gary Null "Red Stuff"
    Wheat Germ to taste.
    Mix it all up.

    Keep in mind that there is such a thing as too much protein. Not sure how much you track your food. So I'll leave it a that.

  4. Hi Jon,
    The protein shake sounds fabulous...what is it with you and food? You have such great ideas:)

    Oh, and I see catmarlson left us a recipe too:)

    Have a great day Jon!

  5. that is exactly how I make mine, but with Almond milk and banana. I find the whey protein with liquid in a bike bottle shaken works pretty good to disolve all the stuff.


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