This healthy Banana Protein Shake recipe is the perfect morning smoothie or post-workout shake. It is refined sugar free and super easy to make. Made with clean, nutritious ingredients like banana, natural protein powder, milk, and honey!
Are Protein Shakes Good for Weight Loss?
Yes! As long as protein shakes are made with clean, junk-free ingredients, they are great for weight loss. Protein shakes are a rich source of protein (hence the name) and protein is an important nutrient for weight loss.
Getting an adequate amount of protein in your diet reduces your appetite, boosts your metabolism, and helps you lose body fat without losing muscle.
Is it Better to Drink a Protein Shake Before or After a Workout?
A number of studies show that protein helps your muscles to repair and rebuild after exercise. For that reason, many people drink protein shakes after their workouts to aid this process.
However, recent research suggests the amount of protein you consume per day is more important than when you consume it for gaining muscle mass.
Therefore, you can choose which time you prefer or is most convenient for you. Personally, I always opt to have a protein shake after exercise, but that’s just what works for me.
How to Make a Banana Protein Shake
This recipe could not be easier: Simply add all of the ingredients – milk, banana, ice, honey, and protein powder – to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Pro Tip: When adding your ingredients to your blender, always add the liquid (in this case, the milk) first near the blades. Doing this will help your blender to run a bit more smoothly whenever you are making a shake.
The Easiest Way to Make Protein Shakes
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Each box comes with 20 smoothie packs that are filled with frozen fruits and vegetables, nuts and grass-fed collagen protein. Each shake is ready in less than 3 minutes and tastes fantastic! The cost is just $5.95 per smoothie and delivery is FREE.
To see how to make a protein shake using SmoothieBox, check out this 2-minute video:
To make your morning routine super quick and easy while enjoying a healthy, nourishing breakfast at the same time, give SmoothieBox a shot.
More Protein Shake Recipes to Try
For this Banana Protein Shake recipe, I recommend:
Using a Vitamix Blender, because it is THE blender for making smoothies! A Vitamix is a high-powered blender that breaks up frozen fruit, vegetables, ice and any other dense ingredients into oblivion – with no chunks and easy clean-up.
Best of all, the Vitamix blender is super versatile, so you can also use it to make soups, sauces and homemade nut butters. You can check one out on Amazon here.
If you make this Banana Protein Shake recipe, let me know! Rate it and leave a comment below, because I love hearing from you! 🙂
Banana Protein Shake
- Add all ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.
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