Chocolate Milkshake / Giveaway

Hello and Happy Monday!

I thought today we would kick off the first Monday of May to be all about fitness and health!!  Sound boring?  It won’t be, I promise!  There is even a giveaway, dorky pictures of me and today’s Monday smoothie, which is so rich and chocolaty, you wouldn’t even know it’s healthy!!  It’s a win, win Monday!!!  So let’s get things rolling with today’s recipe!!  This is my Chocolate Protein Milkshake!

Chocolate Protein Milk Shake

I get asked a lot and I mean a lot, if I can make chocolate drinks.  I do, but I’m asked for more chocolate!  So I came up with this simple concoction of greek yogurt, chocolate protein powder, milk and cocoa powder.  This my friends is pure chocolate bliss!!  It’s thick, creamy and you don’t even notice there is protein powder in it!  I love that!!!  Plus what I love more is that it is healthy for you and makes a great post workout smoothie!  Yes chocolate after a workout is so good for you!  Great for the bones, muscle recovery and heck, it’s great just drinking it, for no other reason then it tastes darn good!!

Chocolate Protein Milk Shake

Chocolate Milkshake
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2 Cups
  • Serving size: 2 Cups
    Prep time: 
    Total time: 
    A creamy, thick, healthy milkshake made with greek yogurt, protein powder and cocoa powder.
    • 1 cup greek yogurt, plain
    • ½ scoop chocolate protein powder
    • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ¼ cup milk
    • ¼ tsp. stevia (to taste)
    • ½ cup ice
    1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
    Calories for the whole recipe: 225, Fat: 2.1, Cholesterol: 16, Sodium: 123, Potassium: 465, Carbs: 17, Fiber: 1.5, Sugar: 7.6, Protein: 33.6

    Now for the torture!  I thought I would create a fun, quick, not boring 25 minute workout.  When I was in Monterey last month, I did this workout in my hotel room.  It’s great because you don’t need any equipment and you’re getting a full body workout.  Plus it goes fast and I’m all about getting it done quick!!  I find the exercises are pretty easy, except for the burpees and when your done you feel great, plus I burned about 200 calories doing it!  Be sure to warm up before hand and stretch afterwards.  Oh and feel free to repeat the circuit or some of the exercises.  No rules!  It’s just all about having fun and getting fit!  Once your done, pat yourself on the back and go have the Chocolate Protein Milkshake!  🙂

    No Equipment needed Workout

    Now time for dorky pictures of me.  These pictures make me realize that I am so happy I have a hair appointment tomorrow!  Ugh, my roots are showing, plain nasty!!  Plus I need some serious color!  lol  Anyway, why am I showing you pictures of me?  Because I got a new workout tank top that I just LOVE!!!!

    Albion Fit

    Talk about  a dork!  Anyway, I got this new Uline Tank top from Albion Fit and it’s so pretty.  I just love the style of it and especially the round neckline.  It doesn’t even look like a workout tank top to me.  I feel I could almost wear it with a black pencil skirt.  The fabric is also thick and very well made.  Here is the backside.  Don’t mind my tan marks.

    Albion Fit

    While my Husband was working on his car, I did a little shopping on Albion Fit’s website and I found some fabulous finds.

    Classic Racerback Tank

    Draw Cord Top  (Love this one)

    Mantra Yoga Pant Long

    Ruffle Suit Red

    Yes, these will be coming to my home soon!

    Albion Sportswear

    I have to say I am very happy that Albion Fit “women’s fitness and swimwear,” and “workout clothing.”  contacted me and offered me an item of my choice.  I had a lot of fun shopping and now I am patiently waiting for my new workout clothes to come in the mail.  Hopefully later this week.  If you want to do a little shopping, Albion Fit gave me a discount promotional code just for you.  $15.00 off a purchase of $50.00.  Just use discount code:  pbpeppers15  It expires on May 10, 2013.

    Albion Fit Ready for the giveaway?  You will get an Albion Fit  Uline Top just like in my picture, in any size you need.

    To win, I’m making it simple for you!  You must do the following:

    • Like Albion Fit on Facebook
    • Go to Albion Fit’s website and Pin an outfit you like and post it to your Pintrest board and leave a comment on my  blogpost with the link to that specific pin.

    That’s it!  Don’t forget you have my promotional code to do some shopping for yourself.  $15.00 off $50.00 use pbpeppers15 expires May 10, 2013.

    I’ll pick a winner on Tuesday night and post the winner on Wednesday’s post!

    Happy Monday everyone!!!



    Albion Fit “women’s fitness and swimwear,” and “workout clothing.”

    Albion Fit



    1. Joanne B. says I like the pleated skirt outfit, and I think it’s so cute! Maybe because I’m pregnant now and won’t be able to fit into it until later this summer!

    2. I love when a protein shake can be disguised as a milkshake, haha, thanks for sharing!

    3. I love so many of their outfits! I’m especially trying to find some good, new yoga pants/capris, so I like this outfit a lot:

    4. I pinned a darling plum swimsuit to my “Cute” board, but I have no idea how to provide the link. :p
      The top you modeled was beautiful and looked so comfy, too! Thanks for sharing the website and the milkshake!

      I think I figured how to paste the pin! Sorry for the two-comment style, but it’s early and I haven’t had all my coffee yet! LOL

    6. Looks great! I love to have nice clothes when I work out! lus how cool you have your very own promo code?! YAY!

    7. OMG I wanna win! Their stuff looks so cute- I liked them and here is my pin.

    8. You look beautiful and I can not see roots on a picture 🙂 I do my work out almost every day lately and I need proteins. Will try out your shake. My hubby trains with me and he will be happy as he loves chocolate.

    9. Their clothes are so darn cute…love them! Great workout and shake Jen!

    10. I like Albion Fit FB and I pinned
      Thanks 🙂

    11. Haha, that’s so funny that you made this your giveaway. The second you linked up the website to your blog, I clicked on it and started doing some shopping before I even finished your post and saw the giveaway. I liked them on Facebook! I’m in desperate need of some new exercise clothes so perfect timing! LOVE the no equipment workout too, those are my favorite.

    12. I pinned the long-sleeve, crew neck top with thumb holes. There’s so much cute stuff!!

      Completed all tasks for giveaway. Love their stuff, thanks you for sharing. I just love their swimsuits, especially the high-waisted bottoms.

    14. I liked Albion Fit on FB 🙂

    15. Ill be making this smoothie tonight and doing this workout. Thanks, Jen!

    16. Ill be making this smoothie tonight and doing this workout. Thanks, Jen!

    17. Jesse B. says

      I like them on FB and here is my Pin
      Thanks for the giveaway!

    18. Liked Albion on Facebook (Jen Putnam)

    19. You can never go wrong with a chocolate milkshake! Love that yours has all that protein too.

    20. Natalie Vandenberghe says

      I like Albion Fit on Facebook

    21. Amy Lynn says

      There are so many things I am loving from Albion Fit too! I pinned the ballerina suit because its almost beach season!

      Thanks for the giveaway and I like them on FB too 🙂 Love the no equipment needed workout too! Those are my faves!


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