Grilled PB&J and Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake

3 Feb

Happy Sunday Funday! I’m milling around on some blogs before popping my Buffalo chicken wing dip in the oven and heading over to a friend’s house for a Super Bowl party. I tend to hate football and I really don’t care about the game- I’m just looking forward to food and friends.


Oven Ready

I don’t really have any super interesting topics to blog about, besides some of the delicious food I’ve eaten this weekend. None of which are recipes I 100% made up, but worth sharing nonetheless.

Yesterday after the gym was craving a caffeinated beverage (I didn’t sleep well on Friday). I knew I should get some protein in to let my muscles recover from the hardcore intense strength training    super lame elliptical workout I have to resort to because of my back.

Here’s what I popped in the blender:

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 packet of Folger’s instant coffee crystals

1/4 cup coffee (left over from the morning- it was cold!)

4-5 ice cubes

Serves 1: 130 calories!

Yum! It tasted like a mocha iced coffee.



Also, I have been meaning try try grilled PB&J  ever since I saw it on Clean Eating Veggie Girl a couple of weeks ago. Today was the day! So worth it! Delicious.

Just take two slices of bread and ‘butter’ them with coconut oil or butter. (You could use real butter but I thought coconut oil would give it a sweeter taste).

Put on peanut butter and jelly of choice and grill on both sides. I used my pancake griddle.




Drooooool! So creamy and delicious! Must make again soon!



Are you going to any Super Bowl parties? What are you making?


10 Responses to “Grilled PB&J and Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake”

  1. Lessons Life Teaches Me February 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Ok, as a coffee lover, that shake looks amazing. What type of protein powder do you use? I have been in the market, but have yet to bite the bullet and buy some.

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes February 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

      You should get Designer Whey. 100 calories per scoop and it’s delicious; I use the vanilla and chocolate. I use it in pancakes, baking and shakes. It’s relatively inexpensive and I usually order it from Amazon or Vitacost. Prograde ( is another great brand but a little more expensive.

      • Lessons Life Teaches Me February 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

        Thank you for the suggestion! I want to make my own granola bars and add more protein to the banana oatmeal bake thing. I will look into it. 🙂

  2. moderngirlnutrition February 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    What a genius smoothie recipe! It looks so yummy for less than 150 calories! And PB and J, grilled? Yum!

  3. Fitcupcaker February 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    I wish I like coffee 😦 But your shake still looks good! Anything grilled is better than not grilled ha..I use my panini maker all the time!

  4. Alex @ therunwithin February 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    I think I am most sad that I am missing some amazing dips… that is the only reason I would have wanted to go to a super bowl party

  5. cleaneatingveggiegirl February 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    I am so glad that you loved the Grilled PB & J as much as I did! Thanks for linking my post! 🙂

  6. quartercenturysouthernliving February 4, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    Ah, that pb & j looks incredible!! There are honestly few things better than an old fashioned pb & j! 🙂

  7. Fooey606 February 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    I always check out this website before buying any protein products – – My personal favourite is the Labrada Lean Body Hi-Protein shake because of the high protein:carb ratio.

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