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I started making shakes and smoothies several years ago when my son was young and I needed a quick option for breakfast, and my goal had been to get SOMETHING good into him. This method has continued over the years, and I just love sharing the smoothie love when I find something yummy that works. This chocolate peanut butter shake works because it’s delicious AND the ingredients are simple! It contains a great deal of protein and that’s one thing my son doesn’t get enough of.
This shake is so simple to make, and it’s a quick (and tasty) alternative for a sweet treat. It took less than five minutes to make, and an even shorter time to clean up. I used the Vitamix E310 Explorian Series Blender to make this, and I can’t believe how fun the Vitamix is to use. Also, it’s been sitting on my counter and doesn’t take up as much space as I had anticipated. I normally store kitchen appliances (that can be moved) in a cabinet. This has a cord that hides underneath everything, and it’s easy to use the Vitamix and clean up and I’m just so, so pleased with it.
Now onto the shake!
1/4 cup of chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup of milk
1 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 1/2 cups of ice
Add your ingredients to your Vitamix container. I placed the ingredients in the following order: milk, protein powder, peanut butter, banana and ice. Blend on low, slowly increasing the speed until the mixture is creamy. Enjoy the shake!
When the Vitamix E310 Explorian Series Blender was sent to me, I knew I wanted to put it to the test with a smoothie or shake. When I started making smoothies and shakes a few years ago, the one thing I disliked was adding peanut butter to the container – it didn’t always blend properly and cleaning the jar was not the easiest. The Vitamix has a self cleaning option. You fill the container up halfway with warm water, add a few drops of dish liquid, and then turn it on (slowly increasing the speed) for a minute. Rinse, and then it’s good as new!
My favorite thing about the clean up? The peanut butter came off the sides of the container! I honestly can’t wait to use this more this summer and see what kinds of creations my kids and I can come up with. For fall I want to try making a soup. This summer, though, I’m going to see if I can make pesto or even guacamole in it.