After 2 years off I’ve just resumed teaching Bodypump at 6:05am on Thursdays. Most of us know now that protein is best consumed post weight training but now my brekkie is after class I’m looking for something more substantial than a shake.
This ticks all the boxes – high protein (about 30g from different sources), high mineral content for muscle recovery (magnesium, calcium and potassium from bananas and cacao), antioxidant rich (cacao has high levels of resveratrol, also found in red wine as well as polyphenols), low sugar, low fat and scrummy taste!
1 ripe banana, broken up
100g firm tofu, chopped (you can use silken but this has lower protein content)
2 heaped tsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp maple syrup or other sweetener (I use stevia)
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ scoop (about 15g) of pea protein isolate (I use vanilla flavoured from Vital Protein)
2 tsp smooth peanut butter (I use 100% peanuts no added anything)
Add all ingredients to a mini food processor or blender and pulse 5-10 times. Scrape the sides, then blend continuously for at least 15 seconds or until completely smooth. Serves 1 hungry Bodypump monkey 🙂
This tastes just as nice as a post-workout smoothie – just add extra almond milk to your favourite smoothie consistency (about ½ cup should do it).