Basically they’re a group of gals in their twenties who spread an amazingly positive message about the importance of a balanced life of fitness, nutrition and above all fun! They’re great girls to follow for both recipe and workout inspiration, and their Snapchat stories are always hilarious! I met them at the Wellfest Festival in Dublin in September when they came to take us through a HIIT workout and give a talk. They couldn’t have been nicer or more normal! And anyone who can come up with a clean version of a milkshake deserves a follow in my opinion!
Now, back to the recipe! I love making this after a workout, no matter what time of day or year. It combines quick release carbohydrate with easily disgestible protein to meet your post-workout needs, and it tastes incredible too! The flavours and texture are exactly like a those milkshakes you loved and begged your parents for as a kid – but you’ve swapped all the usual ingredients for simple, cleaner ones. A win-win I think!
Try it out, play around with the ingredient amounts I’ve given, but try to stick pretty close to the original recipe initially – you’re aiming for texture perfection!
- 1 frozen banana (I recommend freezing the banana in segments or sliced coins)
- 180ml of any milk (you could use water, but the texture won’t be the same)
- 1 handful of ice cubes (about 5-6 solid cubes or 1/2 cup crushed ice)
- 1 scoop of whey protein powder (I recommend using flavours like Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, or Strawberry)
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- Optional: I’ve made a ‘Chocolate Mint’ version of this by adding a 1 tsp of Spirulina powder, but try adding in whatever else you fancy from a powders/spices point of view! Initially I’d recommend keeping it simple and then getting more creative
- Toppings: I love adding a handful of berries and/or seeds to the top of this milkshake when its ready!
- Add the frozen banana pieces to your Nutribullet/blender cup.
- Add the ice cubes on top.
- Add 1 scoop of your chosen protein powder, and the cacao powder.
- Add the milk to the blender cup
- Screw on the cup lid and give the cup a quick shake to mix up the ingredients a little.
- Blend! You may need to add a little more liquid or give the cup another shake mid-blend. The mixture can sometimes initially stick when blending but after a little shake, extra liquid or extra time it should blend up perfectly.
- Pour into a glass (or do what I do and eat straight from you Nutri-cup), and add toppings if desired.
- Time to tuck in! I definitely recommend using a spoon to eat this 🙂
I hope this recipe becomes a favourite for you too! The flavours I’ve made include Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter (easily the best), Strawberry and Mint Chocolate. I’m excited to see what you guys create!