Okay, I admit it. I used to drink Muscle Milk. You know, those ready-to-drink shakes advertising 20 grams of protein, vitamins and minerals?
Yeah, they have protein, and yeah, they have some added nutrients, but are they 100% healthy? No, they are artificially flavored and contain quite a bit of that fake sugar, sucralose. So, naturally, I made a healthy replacement! And did I mention that this is 100% healthy?
A thick and creamy shake that is . . . wait, what did you say? Low-carb?!?
Yup! For the first time on Chockohlawtay, a low-carb recipe :D So you can drink this luscious chocolate drink and not have to worry about added sugars (or fake sugars)
Is it just me, or is that a bite of delicious chocolate staring you down?
And how lovely, it's within arms reach ... from ME!
Hah, sorry to torture you, maybe you can try grabbing it from the screen? Okay, okay, I'll stop. This isn't one of Willy Wonka's inventions! Ah, if only Wonkavision did exist . . .
So, what's better than that small square of chocolate
that I gobbled up just now? A chocolate smoothie that can be made in just a couple minutes, with only 5 ingredients (unlike Muscle Milk, which has a whopping 40 ingredients!)
Chocolate "Muscle Milk": [low carb/sugar, high fiber/protein, vegan]
2 cups Unsweetened Soymilk
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (no sugar added)
2 tbs Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
13-16 drops Stevia Extract (to taste)
1/16 tsp Xanthan Gum (optional, if you want that thick, creamy texture like store-bought Muscle Milk has)
1. Put soymilk in the blender, then add the chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder and xanthan gum. Blend for 30 seconds or until the powdery chunks are gone
2. Add 13 drops of stevia extract, blend again, and taste. Does it need more? If so, add it and blend again, if it doesn't, chug, chug, chug!
Just kidding, you should probably drink it slowly and calmy. Only if you can resist the urge, though, just like I did!
Says the girl with the chocolate mustache . . .
Compared to Chocolate Muscle Milk Light, this recipe contains:
-3 less grams of carbohydrate
-2 more grams of fiber
-2 more grams of protein
-much more healthy goodness!
Optional low-carb add-ins:
-1 tbs Dried Egg Whites
-2 tbs Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar added)
-1/4 cup Silken Tofu (you will need more stevia and cocoa though)
I'm not gonna lie to you guys, I used to think that drinking Muscle Milk would give me some nice, toned arms . . . and boy, was I wrong! You only get results with hard work and good nutrition, and however much effort you give is how much you will appreciate the outcome (aka, those nice, toned arms!)
So drink this shake and flex those muscles!