Can bodybuilders eat chocolate without feeling guilty? Sure! Check out these tasty, chocolate whey-protein recipes and see how bodybuilding fuel can actually taste really good.
Death by chocolate. Okay. So you don’t want the chocolate to be the death of you, but you might want to enjoy chocolate without the risk of sabotaging your diet or increasing your waistline.
This article will give you a list of delicious chocolate whey protein shake recipes for bodybuilders that will help you build muscle as it satisfies your desire for chocolate.
Chocolate and Fruit Shake
This delicious shake has the muscle-building power of whey protein and also provides you with a lot of energy-giving carbohydrates. This shake has only 380 calories per serving. You will also get 35 grams of protein, 46 grams of carbohydrates and 13 grams of healthy fats. This is a great shake for breakfast, or you can use it to replace other meals throughout the day.
- 1/2 cup of strawberries
- 1 cup of skim milk
- 1 medium sized banana
- 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
This shake is super easy to make. Just take all the ingredients, put them into a blender and mix until you achieve the desired consistency.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Shake
This shake is not only packed with protein, but it also has the power to help you recover after a hard workout. Studies show that cherries can help eliminate or ease the soreness you experience after a tough workout. This shake has cherries as well as spinach and walnuts.
You will get tons of minerals, vitamins and healthy fats with this shake. Each serving of the chocolate covered cherry shake contains 530 calories, about 50 grams of carbohydrates and nine grams of fiber. It also contains 13 grams of fat.
This shake is great for a post-workout beverage, but it can also be a good way to give your body the nourishment it needs after a long night’s rest.
- 12 ounces of water
- 2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
- 2 cups of dark cherries
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 tablespoon of walnuts
- 1 tablespoon of ground flax
- 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
All protein shakes in this article are quick and easy to make. Just add up all the ingredients and blend. If you need a little texture you can add ice to your shake before blending.
Chocolate Coconana Shake
This shake blends a myriad of flavors together to give you a tasty shake that is also packed with protein. One serving of this shake will give you 300 calories, 20 grams of energy giving carbohydrates and 27 grams of muscle building protein. This shake also contains three grams of fiber.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
- 1/2 of a medium banana
Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy.
This shake blends coconut and chocolate with avocados. You’ll build muscle and get all the healthy fats and nutrition present in avocados.
The calorie count tops out at 450 and it provides you with 29 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbs and another 29 grams of healthy fats.
- 1 scoop of your favorite chocolate whey protein
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 3 packets of SteviaIce
Pour the milk into a blender and then add the whey protein, avocado, cocoa powder, and Stevia. Add a handful of ice and blend. You can add more ice to change the consistency to your liking.
Chocolate Peppermint Shake
This delicious shake blends the decadence of chocolate with the sweet, minty taste of peppermints. It’s a great high-protein, low-carb drink if you are in a cutting phase, or if you just want to consume fewer carbs
It contains 320 calories, 51 grams of protein, eight grams of fat and only 11 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
- 1 cup of skim milk
- 2 scoops of chocolate whey powdered protein
- 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons of crushed peppermint candyIce
Combine all ingredients in a blender and add ice until you’ve achieved the desired thickness.
Tasty Shakes for Greater Muscle Growth
These tasty shakes will satisfy your chocolate craving and still help you build the muscle you want. Enjoy the taste of fruit, coconut and peppermints without worrying about gaining weight.
All you will gain is the knowledge that you can build muscle and drink great shakes too.