Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake
This thick and creamy chocolate peanut butter banana protein shake is satisfying, absolutely delicious, and tastes like a healthy milkshake! Made with 5 plant-based ingredients and is filling enough to be a meal.
Looking for a delicious protein shake that you will actually love?! Look no further than this super creamy peanut butter protein shake! It’s been my go-to for years now whenever I need an after-workout recovery meal or mid-day snack.
The ingredients are simple, completely plant-based, and the end result tastes like a healthy milkshake! It ain’t your average protein shake if you know what I mean. It’s perfectly decadent and good for the body as well!
Ingredients – What You Need
Bananas: I like to use frozen ripe bananas to make the shake consistency super creamy and milkshake-like. You want them to be ripe, but not too ripe! They will need to be frozen overnight to be completely solid for the shake.
Protein powder: you can use whatever protein powder you like! I personally love chocolate and use this plant-based protein brand.
Peanut butter: for some added protein and delicious flavor!
Hemp seeds: These seeds are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. But they are also perfect for blending into smoothies or shakes because they help make the consistency super creamy!
Nut milk: I recommend using almond milk or cashew milk!
Cinnamon: for flavor!
Tips for Success
How to freeze the banana – there are a few ways you can freeze a banana. One way is to slice it the banana into 1 inch thick pieces and add it to a ziplock bag then freeze. If you need the bananas frozen more quickly, slice them and arrange the banana pieces on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, freeze for about 2 hours until pieces are frozen solid. Add to a ziplock bag for future recipes.
More nut butters to use – if you’d like to use an additional nut butter you can also try almond butter or cashew butter.
Add some greens – if you’re looking to add more nutrients to your shake, you can pop in some fresh spinach or baby kale leaves. You won’t taste the flavor but it may change the color!
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Thick and creamy protein shake that takes 5 ingredients, is super thick and creamy, and filling enough to be a meal!
In a high powdered blender, blend almond milk and frozen bananas until smooth. Tip: cut bananas very small before freezing so they don't break your blender.
Add cinnamon, peanut butter, hemp seeds, and protein powder. Blend on high until creamy and smooth – about 30-40 seconds. Pour into a glass and serve!