Mixing up a healthy smoothie is a great way to start losing weight and trimming some inches off of your waistline. They are delicious and low maintenance too. Pretty much all you need are some of the right ingredients and a blender to get started.
If you are interested in trying smoothies to lose weight, we are going to give you one of the best smoothie recipes that we could find. We hope that you are a big fan of peanut butter and chocolate, because this might be the perfect smoothie to help you lose weight and curb your sweet tooth.
The Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Protein Smoothie
If you have never tried it before, as a snack alone, scoops of peanut butter on a whole banana are an energizing snack, and the perfect combination of sweet and salty. As you can probably imagine, that also makes them ideal partners for throwing into the perfect protein smoothie.
Personally, we like using frozen bananas instead of fresh bananas with this recipe. Fresh bananas add a really nice smooth, and creamy texture to your smoothie, and that is enhanced even further when you use frozen bananas.
Here’s what we recommend doing. First, go out and make sure that you buy some healthy looking bananas. With a little bit of brown on the peel is usually when they are best for flavoring your smoothie.
- Break your banana into little chunks that are about the size of the tip of your thumb.
- Place those banana chunks in a ziplock bag
- Put them in your freezer over night
Congratulations! You now have cold banana cubes that are going to be perfect for elevating the flavor and texture of your smoothies.
Ingredients for One Serving
- One cup of unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, skim milk, or cow’s milk
- One whole frozen banana or fresh banana, broken up into chunks
- A dash of ground cinnamon
- One scoop of your chocolate whey protein powder
- One to two tablespoons of natural peanut butter
Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend to the consistency of your liking. Keep in mind that the frozen bananas are going to make for a thicker shake. If you want to make your smoothies even thicker than that, just add some ice cubes, and if you want to thin it out a little bit more, all you have to do is add a little more almond milk.
Using This Smoothie Recipe for Losing Weight
Ready to get started? Simply substitute this smoothie recipe for one of your meals during the day and try that for one to two months. We recommend using a smoothie as a substitute for your breakfast in the morning so that you can get your day started on a healthy foot.