Pineapple Protein Shake

I am not a huge fan of piña coladas as they seem too sweet for my taste.  I added fresh pineapple, banana, almond butter and chocolate protein powder to this blend.  Pineapple is apparently the world's healthiest food, boasting dietary fiber, B1 and B12!  Nothing was overpowering about this smoothie.  It was just thick enough and did not leave me feeling overly full.  Plus, the amount of fruit in this smoothie was not a gargantuan amount, and so you won't have to worry about overloading your body with fructose.   This shake has about 19 grams of protein in one serving. 


½ banana
1 one inch diameter ring of cored pineapple
2 tbsp almond butter (1 Tbsp of Justin's: Maple Almond and 1 Tbsp of Choco Hazelnut)
1 tbsp chocolate maca protein powder
1 1/4 cup of flax milk
1 tsp of maple syrup (optional)
4-5 ice cubes


Add all ingredients to a blender and blend! 
Add cacao nibs as a garnish. 
*freezing banana will make it creamier