Peanut butter protein shake recipe is tasty and full of nutrients. It’s a one glass meal packed with proteins and vitamins that may enhance your immune system. It can also benefit your body in making muscle mass, help your energy levels and help you to heal.
If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast, why not try this peanut butter protein shake recipe? It’s made with the simplest and healthiest ingredients, the most important of which is vanilla flavored protein powder. Think you’ll give this Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe a try?
ELVIS PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA PROTEIN SHAKE
Channel the King with this delicious shake.
Channel the King—except here the King has a six-pack and trains five days a week—with this delicious shake. Powdered peanut butter and banana will rock your taste buds without racking up the calories.
Quick Tip: For a thicker shake, omit the ice and freeze the banana. Make sure to peel and slice the banana before freezing.
- 1⁄2 medium banana
- 1⁄4 cup powdered peanut butter
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1⁄4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
- 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 tsp powdered stevia
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on low for 30 seconds.
- Scrape the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the ice is crushed and the shake is smooth and creamy. Transfer to a glass and serve immediately.
Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe
Make this creamy peanut butter protein drink right in a shaker cup—no need to even use a blender! This recipe is perfect as a post-workout smoothie, breakfast on-the-go, or even as a healthy dessert. This easy vegan recipe is packed with protein from regular peanut butter (additional protein optional), has no added sugar, and is ready in minutes. Just shake and go!
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp. Navitas Organics Hemp PowderADD TO CART
- 1 tsp. Navitas Organics Maca PowderADD TO CART
- Handful of ice cubes
- Combine all the ingredients in a shaker cup. Shake vigorously until incorporated.
- For best results‚ use regular vanilla almond milk; if you use unsweetened almond milk‚ add a little stevia, honey or sweetener of choice‚ to taste.
- Pour into a serving glass and enjoy!
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Cheers to a smooooooother new year! (No, giving up bad puns was not my resolution. #sorrynotsorry) This thick, creamy, naturally-sweetened Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is guaranteed to brighten your morning.
This month I’m sharing a new, go-get-‘em smoothie recipe each week.
It kicked it off with this refreshing Green Smoothie. Like many of you, I too begin each year rejuvenated to (at least try to) build back in some healthy eating habits.
All those fruits and veggies we haven’t seen in a few weeks? Time to get reacquainted! And a smoothie is a super-efficient way to do just that.
I have a few smoothie rules.
The first and most important one is that my smoothies must taste legitimately delicious.
This peanut butter banana yogurt smoothie, like all others in my collection of healthy smoothie recipes, is a treat you’ll look forward to sipping, not some bad version of medicine you force yourself to knock back for the sake of being “healthy.”
Wow, does this recipe deliver!
As much as I love a good green smoothie like this Kale Smoothie that’s not shy about bringing its nutritional “A-game”, sometimes we all want a type of healthy that likes to flirt with a little decadence.
Thick, creamy, and naturally sweet, this easy banana smoothie reminds me of a milkshake, it’s that yummy.
To say peanut butter and banana are a good combination is the understatement of the year (this Oatmeal Smoothie is another thick and creamy favorite).
If you’re new to the smoothie game and looking for a smoothie that’s good for you but that doesn’t taste overtly “healthy,” if you need smoothies for kids that will pass picky eater inspection, or if you are simply craving a tasty change of smoothie pace…this healthy breakfast smoothie recipe is ideal for you.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Benefits
I often rely on Healthy Breakfast Smoothies (<—see that post for my fave smoothie recipes and tips) to kick-start my day.
I bet you’ll also find it comforting knowing that you’ve made major progress with your requisite servings of fruits and veggies first thing in the A.M.
Or, if you are looking for a post-workout smoothie, this peanut butter banana version is one of my favorites.
It’s a perfect option because banana smoothies like this recipe are good for you.
- Bananas are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins B6 and C.
- Peanut butter has protein and healthy fats too (I recommend using a brand of natural peanut butter with less added sugar).
Generally speaking, with the right ingredients a peanut butter smoothie can be good for weight loss. Smoothies with healthier foods like fruits, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter can be sufficiently filling with better nutrients than other breakfast options.
How to Make This Recipe
This is a great smoothie recipe for beginners thanks to its appealing taste and short ingredient list. Just add to a blender – it doesn’t get much easier than that.
Kids will love it too. They’ll feel like it’s a special treat, yet you’ll know the healthy truth.
- Banana. As we discussed above, bananas are a smoothie favorite for a reason. They pair wonderfully with other ingredients, add nutritional value, and help create that desirable thick, creamy texture.
- Peanut Butter. The other half of our classic pairing. The beloved flavor of peanut butter helps give this smoothie universal appeal, while also helping make it rich and satisfying.
- Almond Milk. The liquid for our healthy breakfast smoothie. I like to use unsweetened almond milk to keep the smoothie from being too sweet.
- Greek Yogurt. To up the creamy factor and give this smoothie a protein boost.
- Cinnamon. Adds a warm and cozy element that you don’t want to miss.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth. ENJOY!
Variations for a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Not only is a smoothie a fantastic vehicle for nutritious food during the day, but is also very adaptable to your liking. Here are easy variations for this recipe:
- Chocolate. Thinking of having a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie to stave off the temptation of a less healthy dessert? Add a few teaspoons of cocoa powder (a little goes a long way!) or a scoop of chocolate protein powder, and this very well may replace your favorite milkshake.
- Protein Powder. This peanut butter banana smoothie has protein because of the peanut butter and Greek yogurt. But if you need an extra boost in your banana smoothie after a workout, add a ½ to 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla or chocolate).
- Bowl Style. For a new twist, try a peanut butter banana smoothie bowl. Add extra banana or ice to thicken it further, then serve it in a bowl with toppings, such as granola, banana slices, or blueberries, and a drizzle of additional peanut butter.
To make this peanut butter banana smoothie without milk and vegan-friendly, simply be sure to use a non-dairy milk (such as almond or soy milk) and remove the Greek yogurt. I recommend adding extra ice to thicken it when removing the Greek yogurt. You also can swap in a non-dairy yogurt.
- To Store. Refrigerate leftover smoothies in airtight storage containers or jars for up to 1 day.
- To Freeze. Freeze smoothies in freezer-safe jars or ice cube trays for up to 3 months. Let the jars thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving. If using an ice cube tray, toss the frozen cubes into the blender for a smoothie on demand.
PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SHAKE
This delicious, creamy, vegan peanut butter protein shake is perfectly sweet and salty, just like a peanut butter cup! Enjoy post-workout or for a quick snack or treat anytime of day.
- dietary needs: vegan, can be peanut-free or nut-free
- high in protein: use your favourite protein powder for a boost in protein
- made with frozen banana for an extra thick and creamy treat!
- customizable: easy to adjust to your nutritional needs with various swaps and add-ins
- frozen banana – don’t skip the frozen banana, it’s the key to a silky smooth shakes! See below for making it without banana.
- nutritional yeast – nutritional yeast is the secret ingredient in this shake, it adds the perfect salty, nutty flavour plus extra protein and B12 (if it’s fortified)!
- peanut butter – use your favourite natural peanut butter, for a peanut-free smoothie, swap it for almond butter or for a nut-free smoothie, swap it for sunflower seed butter
- milk – any milk works here! Use your favourite nut, seed, soy or oat milk to keep it vegan.
- protein powder – I like Vega, North Coast Naturals, PVL, Outcast Mission and Iron Vegan but any works, you can use vanilla or chocolate protein powder. See below for making it without protein powder.
- turmeric – totally optional but adds a little boost of colour and mild spiced flavour
HOW TO MAKE THIS SHAKE
- Add the milk to a high-speed blender.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and slowly start blending. Increase speed and blend briefly until completely smooth and creamy.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
- To reduce the calories and fat in this smoothie, use peanut butter powder (up to 4 tbsp) instead of peanut butter.
- To increase calories for a weight gain shake, add an additional 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter, half a frozen banana and additional milk as needed to reach your desired consistency.
- For a thick ice cream-like smoothie bowl, reduce almond milk to 1/2 cup and blend slowly, using a tamper as needed until smooth and creamy.
- ground flax or chia seeds – add up to 1 tbsp for thickening, fibre and fats
- hemp seeds – add up to 2 tbsp for healthy fats and extra protein
- cocoa powder – add up to 2 tbsp for chocolate flavour
- cacao nibs or chocolate chips – blend in up to 2 tbsp or sprinkle on top for chocolate chip smoothie
- cauliflower or zucchini – add up to 1 cup steamed and frozen chopped cauliflower or zucchini for additional volume and nutrition
- coconut yogurt – add up to 3/4 cup for extra creaminess and volume
- kale or spinach – for a boost in nutrition, add a handful of fresh or frozen greens
Can you make this in advance?
Sure! There are two ways to prep this smoothie in advance.
1. Add sliced banana, peanut butter, protein powder and nutritional yeast to a bag or container and freeze. When you’re ready to make the smoothie, dump into a blender, add milk and blend.
2. Make in advance and store overnight in the fridge. It won’t be as thick as drinking it fresh but it will still be delicious!
Can I make this without protein powder?
Sure! I really love the flavour and creaminess protein powder adds but here are some ways to replace it if needed:
1. Swap for 1/4 cup chickpeas or white beans.
2. Omit and add 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder and an extra half a banana.
3. Omit and add 3-4 pitted dates for sweetness.
4. Omit and add 2 tbsp chia seeds to help thicken.
If you make it without protein powder and it’s not sweet enough for your, sweeten to taste with dates (or date paste), a touch of maple syrup or a sugar-free sweetener such as stevia or monk fruit.
Can you make this without banana?
You can! This shake is definitely best with frozen banana but if you have an allergy or dislike it, here’s how you can make the shake without banana:
1. Use steamed and frozen cauliflower or zucchini and an additional sweetener such as dates or stevia.
2. Use frozen peach slices (this is my favourite no banana option).
3. Freeze dairy-free vanilla yogurt in an ice cube tray and use 4-5 of them to replace the banana.