How to Make the Most Delicious Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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How to make the most delicious chocolate banana protein smoothie to help keep your energy up the entire day from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.
How do you keep your energy up for the entire day?

My blogging schedule keeps me working from early morning till long into the night.  I am always looking for ways to keep myself fueled and energized to get through the day and get all my work done.  Here are a few easy tips I try to do that help keep my energy level up so I can continue to enjoy this crazy world of blogging.  

Eat Protein for Breakfast

A healthy breakfast is key for keeping yourself fueled properly when you have a busy work schedule. Whole-grain cereals, breads, fruit and lean proteins are great choices.  A few ideas for breakfast are a hard-boiled egg with whole-grain crackers or cottage cheese topped with fresh fruit.   Friendship Dairies cottage cheese is packed with protein and gives you all the energy you need to get you through the day. 

Drink Plenty of Water

Keeping yourself hydrated is an easy way to keep yourself fueled for a busy work day.  Everyone thinks they drink enough water all day long but if you started keeping track of how much water you are drinking,  you might be surprised that it's not the full recommended eight full glasses.  Try not to drink too many caffeinated or calorie filled sugary drinks as they will only give you a "sugar high" and you'll come crashing down really quick. 

Take Scheduled Breaks

I like to set my timer and take a break every 45 to 50 minutes.  I like to step away from the computer and walk around the house for a few minutes.  I might fold a load of laundry or step outside on the back porch to water my flowers.  

Rest Your Eyes

If you work on the computer all day like I do, it's important to take a few breaks during the day to rest your eyes.  Every 30 minutes or so, turn away from the computer and close your eyes.  You can also spend some time blinking your eyes to help moisten them.  

Eat Protein for Snacks

We're all tempted to reach for a sugary snack in the afternoon just as we're beginning to feel tired.  Instead fill up on protein.  Cheese sticks, apples, grapes, peanut butter or humus on whole grain crackers are perfect snacks for the afternoon.  One of my favorite snacks is a smoothie.  I love to add a tablespoon or two of protein powder to my smoothies.  AND I love to add cottage cheese to smoothies as well for even more protein!  

Friendship Dairies cottage cheese fuels your day and it also helps fuel whatever it is you're into! Whether you need the energy to get you through your work day or you need the energy to keep up with the kids, you'll love protein-packed Friendship Dairies cottage cheese!  You'll find it gives you the energy to do all the things you love.  And for me, I love blogging! 

What fuels you?  Blogging fuels me!

Friendship Dairies Contest

For a chance to win $5,000 in the Fuel Your Fancy Contest, simply take a photo of something you love to do and upload it at You can also follow Friendship Dairies on Twitter or Instagram and share your photo using the hashtag #FuelYourFancy. The dates of the contest are August 15 to September 11, 2016.

I can't enter the contest myself,  but for me, I love blogging and cooking!  And Friendship Dairies cottage cheese is high in protein and a great way to Fuel Your Fancy.  It's versatile and is good in dips, spreads and a protein-rich addition to many recipes.  I love incorporating it into recipes like this Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie.  You won't believe how delicious cottage cheese makes this smoothie taste and there are 15 grams of protein in this smoothie from the cottage cheese, the The Original Superfood

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Friendship Dairies Cottage Cheese
  • 2 TBS. Peanut Butter
  • 2 TBS. Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 2 TBS. Cocoa Powder; unsweetened
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Low Fat Milk
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons Sugar; if desired
  • Ice Cubes


In a blender, crush the ice cubes.
Once the ice is crushed, add the remaining ingredients and blend together until smooth adding more milk if needed to get to the consistency you desire.
Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Whether you fancy high-intensity cardio, yoga, crafts, playing with the kids, hiking, gardening or you work long hours, protein-packed Friendship Dairies cottage cheese gives you the energy to do all the things you love!

How to make the most delicious chocolate banana protein smoothie to help keep your energy up the entire day from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

The perfect snack includes Friendship Dairies cottage cheese smoothie and fruit...

How to make the most delicious chocolate banana protein smoothie to help keep your energy up the entire day from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.
How to make the most delicious chocolate banana protein smoothie to help keep your energy up the entire day from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.
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  1. Thank you Lois for posting this amazing shake recipe! Something the kids would love to drink on a hot summer day. - Suzie

  2. Hi Lois,
    I drink a shake that is just like that but I use greek yogurt, and I also add some
    flax seed as I have heard that bulks it up a lil so it stays with you longer. LOve
    these smoothies...........they hit the spot.

    Hope this finds you doing well hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  3. Yum. This sounds like a healthy treat. Double bonus!

  4. This sounds so yummy,mix love banana in my smoothies! Another way to sweeten (if needed) instead of sugar (I love sugar, for the record) is with a few dates. I just blend them with the liquid first so they really get smushed up and tiny. They don't change the flavor of the smoothie either.

  5. Looks good and good for you, perfect! :)

  6. This sounds so good. I love chocolate and always look forward to my morning smoothie with a banana in it so I will need to try this recipe. I pinned it.

  7. This is my kind of stuff i love eating ! I love anything banana and chocolate.

  8. You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter in my book!

  9. Sounds yummmy. I would have never thought of using cottage cheese in a smoothie!

  10. Sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday.

  11. I love cottage cheese but I have never tried it in a smoothie recipe. That sounds interesting and I'm sure delicious with chocolate and banana. Thank you for linking up your recipe at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  12. I need to try this! Looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!