Saturday, March 3, 2018

Chocolate PB Banana Kefir “Milkshake”

This recipe appeared in the 2018 February edition of Radnor Life & Style Magazine:

Kefir is one of the foods (and one of the few beverages that I recommend besides water) that I recommend quite frequently to my clients, especially for those with gastrointestinal problems. Kefir is cultured milk that is loaded with billions of healthy probiotics. You can find it at most supermarkets now in the yogurt aisle. Some have a lot of added sugar, so I have most of my clients get the plain, which only has sugar from the natural lactose in milk. Below is a recipe that I have clients make when they are looking for a dessert-like treat, that is more voluminous and nutritious than a bowl of ice cream. It’s something that tastes indulgent but actually is fairly healthy as far as desserts are considered.


·         ½ c plain low-fat kefir
·         ¾ c unsweetened chocolate almond milk (shelf-stable)
·         ½ medium frozen banana
·         1 tbsp Chocolate PB2 (or other powdered peanut butter)
·         1/2 scoop Trader Joe’s Chocolate Whey protein (or another chocolate protein that does not use artificial sweeteners)
·         ½ c ice

1.      Pour kefir and almond milk in blender.
2.      Break up frozen banana
3.      Add protein, PB2, and ice.
4.      Blend and enjoy!

NUTRITION- makes 1 serving
200 calories, 5 g fat, 29 g carb (3 g fiber), 14 g protein, good source of Calcium and Vitamin D (analysis performed using Diet Master Pro software)

Picture Source: Nature & Health website 

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