I’ve been trying to find ways to sneak protein into Franci’s diet since she stopped eating the super-purees I used to make her. She won’t eat tofu, fish or beans, and only keeps meat in her mouth long enough to suck out all the flavor before spitting out the fibers.
After doing a little research on non-dairy milk, I decided Non-GMO organic soy milk was a good source of protein to begin incorporating into her diet. Then I decided to add a little of this, a little of that, and the High-Protein Peanut Butter Banana “Milkshake” was born.
I think it’s best to use frozen banana in the recipe because it tastes more like a milkshake when served cold. I add frozen banana to my blender along with organic peanut butter, Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds, Nutiva Organic Hemp Oil and sometimes a scoop of Organic Protein Chocolate Powder or Green Powder. I top it off with unsweetened soy milk, and it’s ready to blend!
The banana makes it sweet enough without any added sweeteners, so the sugars are all natural. Depending on what I have on hand, I might throw in Organic Flax Seed Meal, Raw Cacao Powder, or Powdered Probiotics.
On the off chance the milkshake is not consumed in one sitting, the chia seeds can cause it to thicken up into more of a pudding consistency. If I’m not in the mood to clean spoonfuls of Peanut Butter Banana “pudding” off her shirt at the next meal, I add extra soy milk to make it drinkable once again.
Also, this would make a great post-workout snack, if you are trying to lose baby weight while keeping up your milk supply!
- 1 Frozen Banana, sliced
- 1/4 C nut butter
- 1 tbs Chia Seeds
- 1tbs Hemp Oil
- 1 C Non-GMO Organic Soy Milk
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
- Add more soy milk if it is too thick for the straw, sippy cup or Cupow lid