Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake This thick, cold chocolate-peanut butter shake, made without the artificial taste of protein powder, is delicious! Perfect for a snack, dessert, or post-workout smoothie, I look forward to eating it. It's hard to believe that it's not a decadent ice cream shake. It contains 26 grams of high-quality protein using whole foods rather than protein powders, even without adding hemp seeds to the recipe. The bananas must be firmly frozen so the shake with be cold and thick. In fact, I pull the bananas out of the freezer right before putting them in the blender, so they don't have a chance to thaw. Whenever my bananas are beginning to get overripe, I quickly peel and slice the proper amount of bananas for my recipe, and put them in the freezer to be handy for a future batch of this yummy shake. Shelled hemp seed is optional and doesn't effect the taste or the consistency, but does add 10 grams of plant-based protein, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fats and other great nutrients. Enjoy! 2 cups (16 oz) made without hemp seed contains 26 g of protein 2 cups (16 oz) made with hemp seed contains 35 g of protein Posted on July 23, 2015August 9, 2017 by Judith Scharman 1 16-ounce serving 5 minutes prep time 5 minutes total time Health Perks Nutrients Ingredients 1 - 2 Tbsp real maple syrup 1 Tbsp cocoa 4 Tbsp natural peanut butter 2 large or 3 small bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen until hard 1 cup milk or almond milk 3 Tbsp shelled hemp seeds (optional) Directions 1) Place all ingredients in a blender, puree until blended and serve immediately before it melts. Enjoy!