Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Protein Shake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Protein Shake - for those times when you are craving cake but know you should eat something healthier, this will hit the spot for sure! Click to get the recipe!

I had a little bit of an incident with some cake at work. It was homemade chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and it was SO GOOD. I only ate a tiny piece, but it was enough to awaken the sugar monster and make the rest of my day extremely challenging. I have no regrets about eating it because life is too short to to regret eating cake. 

It did get me thinking about how I could recreate the delicious taste of the cake but with more nutrients and less of a sugar crash later (I definitely took a nap that afternoon). So I whipped up a little shake that basically tastes like cake. I added coffee to it (decaf) because I like coffee, but you could definitely leave that out. 

I find the struggle to eat or not eat things in order to meet goals so frustrating. You might wonder why I even bother following a macro plan if I'm frustrated by it. I have my reasons (#goals), but that doesn't make it any easier. We have a natural tendency to want the things we can't have, self-imposed or otherwise. I have yet to find a way to not occasionally give in to eating those things, the best way I have come up with to cope is to accept whatever happens and move on. 

Everything you put into your body, good or bad, is a choice. Even if it's in a moment of weakness, it is still a choice. So accept your choices rather than beating yourself up or feeling guilty about them and plan to do better next time.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Protein Shake - for those times when you are craving cake but know you should eat something healthier, this will hit the spot for sure! Click to get the recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Protein Shake

Makes 1 serving

4oz strong coffee
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (or protein powder of your choice)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon peanut butter
6-10 drops stevia (adjust to your taste preferences)
5 ice cubes

1. Place almond milk, coffee, collagen peptides/protein powder, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and stevia in blender. Blend for 30 seconds or until well combined. Add ice cubes and blend until smooth.

Note: If you are looking to add even more of a nutritional punch, you could add a handful of spinach or a scoop of beauty greens. The flavors in the shake are strong enough that you wouldn't taste it and you could get an entire serving of vegetables that taste like dessert!