Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe


healthy peanut butter protein shake

Flavor-packed, thick and creamy Peanut Butter Protein Shake is made with peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, a frozen banana, and milk. This protein shake is good enough to pass for a healthy peanut butter cup milkshake.

Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Protein Shake

Peanut butter and chocolate are one of the best flavor combinations! And it doesn’t get much better than the two combined into a drink delicious enough to pass for a healthy milkshake. Peanut Butter Protein Shake is thick with bold flavors and filled with healthful ingredients.

Peanut Butter Protein Shake FAQs

Protein Shake
  • Can You Put Peanut Butter In A Protein Shake?

Yes! Peanut butter is a great addition to a protein shake. On average, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter has 8 grams of protein which helps build muscle. This protein shake calls for 2 tablespoons peanut butter as well as  protein powder, making it a great protein-packed shake.

  • Is Peanut Butter Powder Good For You?

Yes again! Powdered peanut butter is made from peanuts that have been pressed to remove most of the oil and then ground to a powder. With most of the oil (fat) gone, you’re left with a powder that is packed with protein and fiber and not as much fat. Two tablespoons has 7-8 grams of protein with only 2 grams of fat (50 calories for 2 tablespoons). It’s a great ingredient to use in place of regular peanut butter (which is around 180 calories for 2 tablespoons) if you’re watching calorie intake.

To use powered peanut butter in this shake, use 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter and 1/2 tablespoon real peanut butter.

  • What Is The Best Peanut Butter Powder?

PB2 is my favorite powdered peanut butter and the one I’ve used in testing. Here is an article comparing the top powdered peanut butter brands based on taste. It really comes down to the ingredients you use. My number one tip? Use a delicious chocolate protein powder.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen banana coined and then frozen
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or use chocolate almond milk for a more chocolate-y shake!)
  • 1 tablespoon Special Dark (or Dutch process) cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter Note 1
  • 1 scoop (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (32g)) chocolate protein powder Note 2
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 8 ice cubes

Instructions

  • NIGHT BEFORE: Remove the peel from the banana, slice into large coins, and place in a plastic bag in the freezer.
  • DAY OF: When the banana is completely frozen, measure out 1/2 cup and add it to a blender, along with the following ingredients in this order: the milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter, protein powder, honey, and then ice.
  • BLEND: Blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass and drizzle with extra peanut butter if desired. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Note 1: To use powered peanut butter in this shake: use 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter and 1/2 tablespoon real peanut butter.
  • Note 2: The protein powder you use makes a huge difference in the taste of the shake. I recommend a whey protein powder that has some kind of sweetener added, such as stevia. If the protein doesn’t have stevia, I recommend adding a few drops of vanilla stevia to this shake.

So, try this delicious recipe of peanut butter protein shake.

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