This month has been filled with some pretty intense running workouts and long runs. By Sunday, I’ll have run 92 miles in January! Yup, Margaret from Young and Rungry who made my San Diego Half Marathon training plan has seriously been kicking my butt! As many of you know from my previous races, I use Nuun to rehydrate after longer runs since it has lots of electrolytes and helps with my leg cramps. However, more recently I’ve started adding in protein shakes to help with recovery as well.

I’m not a big fan of protein powders normally since I don’t like the chalky flavor. I also get a lot of protein from other sources throughout the day like Greek yogurt, chicken, eggs, nut butters, etc. I have heard some great things about protein powder though from many people, especially the Tone It Up girls I follow on Instagram, but I just haven’t found a powder form I like.

Chocolate Berry Protein Shake

That’s why I was kind of hesitant when a package of BeFit chocolate protein powder arrived on my doorstep this weekend. I’m working with BeFit on an upcoming campaign in February for their workout video series, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the protein powder. I decided to add a scoop to my smoothie after last Saturday’s long run since I needed a boost after those challenging 9 miles (OK fine I was a bit hungover from Friday’s festivities but I still ran those 9 miles so give me a break…).

Chocolate Berry Protein Shake Recipe

I added in a scoop of the chocolate protein powder, a banana, some milk, blueberries, frozen berry mix, and some ice cubes. I blended the ingredients in my Nutribullet I got for Christmas (love that thing!). Since I don’t usually use protein powder, I had no idea it was going to expand so much! I ended up having enough for a ginormous shake and I drank the whole thing so I guess you could say I liked it 🙂

Chocolate Berry Protein Shake Recipe

Chocolate Berry Protein Shake Recipe

  • 1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup of Frozen Berry Mix
  • Handful of Ice Cubes
  • 1 Cup of Milk

Chocolate Berry Protein Shake RecipeI’m hoping to keep experimenting with different smoothie and protein shake recipes with various fruits, yogurt, and nut butters. If you have any recommendations of ingredients you’d like to see, let me know!

Do you have any protein powders you love? What are your favorite post run smoothies/shakes?

18 comments on “Chocolate Berry Protein Shake”

  1. This looks delicious! I’m obsessed with Isoflex protein powder, especially their chocolate peanut butter flavor. I do a scoop of that, almond milk, a banana and of course a scoop of real peanut butter 🙂

    • Ooo I’ll have to try that one! I used the Chocolate protein powder with a banana, lactaid milk, plain Greek yogurt, and a scoop of PB2 powder this week and it was amazing! I love anything with chocolate & PB 🙂

  2. Yum! You really can’t go wrong with cherry and chocolate – the two are a match made in heaven! Protein powder wise, I like Vega and Perfect Fit (by the Tone it Up girls). Vegan protein powders tend to be easier on my stomach. I’m also a big sucker for a strawberry + banana + peanut butter smoothie. It’s like a PB and J!

    • Totally agree! I’ll have to try Vega & Perfect Fit since I have a pretty sensitive stomach as well. PB & J smoothie sounds amaze balls. I’ll give it a try after tomorrow’s 10 mile long run 🙂

  3. I’m always hesitant to try new protein powders as well! I like Aloha protein for plant based shakes, and MRM all Natural Whey, Optimum Nutrition All Natural or Tera’s Whey.
    MRM has a good veggie protein that I use when making protein bars, but I honestly don’t put it in shakes much. I think when you go from whey shakes to plant based protein powders, your tastebuds get a shock. I think it is just something I need to get used to still!

    • Oh I’ve heard of Aloha protein but haven’t tried it yet! I have a plant based protein powder at home that I picked up at the Fit Foodie 5k but I haven’t tried it yet. I appreciate the warning haha

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