Chocolate Milkshake Power Drink

Chocolate Milkshake Power Drink

September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Highlander pumps up at the gym then powers up with a unique chocolate milkshake. His favorite, frothy post-workout drink is flavored with cocoa powder and packed with protein and potassium (peanut butter and banana à la Elvis!) as supplements to strength training. Make a milkshake for your muscles and try a recipe for chocolate milkshake power drink on National Chocolate Milkshake Day!


(Adapted from Power Eating by Susan M. Kleiner)


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) cold skim milk
  • 1 packet Carnation brand Instant Breakfast mix chocolate flavor
  • 2 heaping tablespoons chocolate protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (we used Skippy brand natural creamy)


In a blender, pour cold milk. Add the Carnation Instant Breakfast chocolate mix and chocolate protein powder.

Chocolate Milkshake Power Drink

Break the banana into small pieces and place in the blender. Add the peanut butter. Blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass. Drink immediately.

Chocolate Milkshake Power Drink


  • The props in the final food photo above include a body building belt, weight lifting gloves and fitness straps.
  • Power up with more protein! See our blog recipe posts for Strawberries and Cream Protein Shake for National Strawberries and Cream Day on May 21 and Grape Protein Popsicles on National Grape Popsicle Day on May 27.