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A skinny chocolate protein smoothie recipe for muscle recovery after a butt-kicking workout. Only 125 per shake and lactose-free.Skinny Chocolate Recovery Shake, lactose-free, 125 calories,

Sometimes after a rockin’ hard workout, I don’t want to eat for an hour or two afterwards. Like I feel kind of sick. Does that happen to you? So I often will skip eating, until later in the morning. Then I am totally starving and I want to cram anything into my mouth. Like stand back, hand me the chocolate chips and no one will get hurt!! That’s no good. And another problem is, I know that if I get a snack in right after my workout, my muscles can recover faster. Which means I will get more from my workout.

 

Getting protein into that snack is important for protein synthesis, and carbs are needed to replace glycogen (which is fuel for muscles.) But making sure that the calorie count doesn’t undo the workout is also important. So for a woman my size, about 150 calories is all I need. I’ve found that a smoothie or shake is easier for me to drink, especially if it tastes like chocolate, even if I am not particularly in the mood to eat. This chocolate shake is what I have been making lately. I like it also because it is lactose-free, which makes it easier for me to digest, and won’t give me a late afternoon tummy ache.

You can sweeten it with maple syrup, agave or a pinch of stevia. Confession, I don’t really like stevia that much, because I think it has a strong aftertaste that I just can’t get used to. But I have been using the stevia option lately, because I have been getting plenty of added sugars from the recipe testing I am doing for my cookbook. So I’ll leave it up to you what you want to sweeten it with. Using agave or maple adds 25 calories per serving.

125 calories skinny chocolate protein shake {lactose-free}

Here are the nutritional stats with or without caloric sweetener:

With maple or agave, 2 servings

Cal: 151

Fat: 2 g

Fiber: 3 g

Calcium: 30%

Protein: 11 g

Carb: 25 g

With stevia, 2 servings

Cal: 125

Fat: 2 g.

Fiber: 3 g

Calcium: 30%

Protein: 11 g

Carb: 18 g



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skinny chocolate recovery shake

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Description

Chocolate flavored skinny protein shake for optimum muscle recovery after a workout.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Puree banana, protein powder, ice, milk, cocoa and sweetener in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup each
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 130 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 12 g
DISCLOSURE: I received CABOT Whey Protein free of charge because I am a member of the Cabot Fit team. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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