I can’t take credit for this delicious recipe. It comes from Athlo’s head of R&D, John Nadzam. Most of his time is spent researching and developing future tools for Athlo.com, but he still hammers out long training workouts on the weekend and this is his drink of choice after those workouts.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, you’ll be happy to know this smoothie calls for three different types of chocolate. But, it’s important to know that this smoothie actually has a purpose different from those with fruit as the main ingredients. This drink is meant to curb the post-workout urge to eat everything in site. While this drink has more sugar and fat than you might think, it prevents you from tearing into junk food or other bad alternatives in your refrigerator.
2 ice cubes
1 whole banana
2 frozen strawberries
1 serving of chocolate pudding (or chocolate yogurt)
2 spoonfuls of peanut butter
10-12 chocolate covered espresso beans
enough chocolate milk to cover all the ingredients in the blender
As you can see from the ingredients, this recipe is not an exact science. I sometimes go with less peanut butter and only half a banana to balance the taste a little better. Blend all the ingredients together for about 20-30 seconds. The chocolate covered expresso beans can be hard to find in stores (and expensive!) so I substitute chocolate covered raisins frequently. Try it next time you put it in a hard workout. It will keep you from gorging on food afterwards.