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. Learn how to make a homemade protein shake with this quick and simple recipe!
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.
Does a Banana Go Well in a Protein Shake?
Absolutely! Bananas are a great source of energy for the body and are perfect for eating before or after a workout. Bananas also add a good dose of potassium and dietary fiber to a protein shake. In addition, the mild flavor of a banana pairs well with any flavor protein powder.
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.
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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.
- Natural Whey Protein Powder – This is the protein powder I use. I love it because it contains NO additives, fillers, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.
- Raw Honey – Not all packaged honey is created equal, so I recommend using one that is 100% pure, raw, and unfiltered for optimal health benefits.
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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