Chocolate Raspberry Protein Shake (2 Ways)
Chocolate and raspberry are a classic combination that shows up every Valentine’s day. It’s a delicious combination that incorporates two V-day classics: chocolate and the color red. Add some protein powder and how could you go wrong? Below are two different ways to achieve this classic combination.
Maybe you have a new love interest in your life and you want to pull out all the stops to show them how much you care. Try the first recipe. It uses real raspberries (frozen, to give the shake flavor and body), dutch processed cocoa powder (for a chocolatey boost) and an optional pinch of instant espresso powder (to boost the flavors and keep you awake to spend time with your loved one.)
Or, maybe you have been with your partner for what seems like forever and the thought of breaking out the blender to celebrate Valentine’s day is laughable (you know, because you do so much every other day of the year to celebrate your love. Not because it’s too much hassle.) In that case, try option number two. Using baking flavor extracts is a great way to shake up (pun intended) your routine when it comes to your protein flavors. In addition to the raspberry, try mint, almond or even vanilla extract. Just remember, the flavor is quite concentrated so go easy at first.
The salt in each of these recipes is there to bring out the other flavors. I really recommend trying a little pinch of salt in your protein shake even if you don’t add any flavoring. Often times, protein powder companies are aware that some consumers try to avoid added sodium and therefore omit it from their products. Salt makes things taste good. Protein powder can be boring and a little bland, try that little pinch of salt and see what you think.
Blended Chocolate-Raspberry Protein Shake
1 cup Frozen Raspberries Cal: 140 Protein: 3
1 cup Milk (Fat% will change Cal) Cal: 100 Protein: 8
45g (1.5 Scoops) Chocolate Protein Powder Cal: 180 Protein: 32
5g (1 tbsp) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder Cal: 10 Protein: 1
1 Pinch Instant Espresso Powder Cal: – Protein: –
1 Pinch Salt Cal: – Protein: –
Total: Cal: 430 Protein: 44
- Put all of the ingredients into the cup of a blender. Before turning the blender on, make sure your loved one is doing something that requires their attention, like watching a movie or answering emails.
- Blend all ingredients on high until desired consistency is reached. When your significant other turns to you, looking annoyed, try shouting, “I’m doing this for you!!!”
- Either share this delicious shake with your partner (using one straw is very romantic), or drink it all for yourself.
Shaker Bottle Chocolate-Raspberry Protein Shake
Liquid of Choice
Flavoring Extract (found in the baking aisle)
Pinch of Salt (see note above)
- Make your shake like you normally would but add in a small pinch of salt and a drop or two of flavoring.