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Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake (Easy Recipe!)

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This nourishing, healthy Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake recipe is the perfect way to start your day or replenish your body after a workout. Made with clean ingredients like peanut butter, banana, natural protein powder, milk, honey, and vanilla. Learn how to make a homemade protein shake with this quick and simple recipe!

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This delicious, energizing smoothie is made with simple everyday ingredients and is ready in just 5 minutes. It makes a portable, refined sugar-free breakfast that will kick-start your day and will keep you feeling full all morning. This recipe also makes an ideal workout shake that will refuel your energy and help your muscles to heal and build after exercising.

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake Ingredients

Alright, so let’s talk ingredients. To make this homemade peanut butter banana protein shake, you will need:

  • Protein Powder: This is used to boost the protein content of your smoothie immensely. If you can, use an organic protein powder that contains no additives, fillers, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
  • Peanut Butter: This adds additional protein and nutty flavor. Not all nut butters are created equal, so I recommend using one that has no added sugars, unhealthy oils, or preservatives.
  • Banana: This gives your smoothie a rich and creamy consistency. It is also a great source of potassium and dietary fiber.
  • Milk: This serves as the liquid base for the smoothie. I usually use low-fat dairy milk.
  • Honey: This adds natural and unrefined sweetness. Not all packaged honey is created equal, so I recommend using one that is 100% pure, raw, and unfiltered for optimal health benefits.
  • Ice: This helps thicken the shake. Although, if I don’t have any ice in the freezer, I just make my protein shake without it.
  • Vanilla extract: This adds a hint of sweet vanilla flavor. Make sure you use the real, natural stuff and not anything artificial.

Full ingredient information (including quantities) is included in the recipe card below, as always.

How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

To make this peanut butter banana protein shake recipe, simply:

  1. Add all of the ingredients – milk, banana, peanut butter, protein powder, ice, honey, and vanilla extract – to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, then serve right away.

Your protein smoothie is now ready to drink. Be sure to enjoy it while is it nice and cold!

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Tips for Making this Homemade Protein Shake Recipe

Here are some pointers I have learned over the years about how to make the best homemade protein shakes:

  1. When adding your ingredients to your blender, always add the liquid first near the blades. This will help your blender to run a bit more easily whenever you are making a shake.
  2. Use a good-quality, high-powered blender that will easily break up frozen fruit, vegetables, ice, and any other dense ingredients into oblivion.
  3. If you don’t think you need a high-powered blender, an individual-sized blender is a great alternative. The biggest benefits of using a small blender are that it will help you save time on clean-up, it takes up less counter space, and it’s much less expensive than a big fancy countertop blender.

Use the simple tips above to ensure your homemade protein smoothies turn out well, every time!

Possible Recipe Variations

This homemade protein shake recipe is very flexible with regards to variations. For example, feel free to…

  • Use a different sweetener: Instead of honey, you can substitute another natural and unrefined sweetener, such as maple syrup or agave nectar. Alternatively, you can throw in one or two pitted dates instead of a liquid sweetener.
  • Add some spice: A pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg tastes delicious in smoothies.
  • Stir in some collagen: Adding collagen peptides to shakes and smoothies boosts their protein content even further. Collagen is also known to improve the condition of skin, hair, nails, joints, ligaments, and is great for gut health. I recommend using one that is all-natural, unflavored, and unsweetened.
  • Swap in non-dairy milk: I generally use dairy milk when making shakes, but you can use any kind of milk you like. Unsweetened almond, coconut, soy, hemp, oat, or any other type of plant-based milk are all fantastic options.

Those are just a few suggestions, so feel free to experiment with whatever ingredient swaps or additions that you would like. 🙂

The Easiest Way to Make Protein Shakes

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If you want to learn more about my favorite protein shake delivery services, check out this post I wrote: The Top 7 Protein Shake Delivery Companies. In that article, I discuss and rank my favorite online delivery companies for healthy protein smoothies.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some common questions (with answers!) that you might have about protein shakes:

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, folate, antioxidants, and dietary fiber to a protein shake. In addition, the mild flavor of a banana pairs well with any flavor protein powder.

Are Protein Shakes Good for Weight Loss?

Yes! As long as protein shakes are made with healthy and clean ingredients, they are fantastic for weight loss. Protein shakes are a great source of protein (hence the name) and protein is an important nutrient for weight loss. Getting enough 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?

Research has shown that protein helps your muscles to repair and rebuild after exercise. As a result, many people drink protein shakes after their workouts to assist this process.

However, new studies suggest that the amount of protein you consume per day is more important than when you consume it, for increasing muscle strength and size. For that reason, you can choose which time you prefer or is most convenient for you. Personally, I always have a protein shake after exercise, but that’s just what works for me.

More Smoothie Recipes

Looking for more easy-to-make smoothie inspiration? Here are some of my favorite recipes on the blog:

If you make this Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake (Easy Recipe!)

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This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake recipe is clean, healthy and delicious! Learn how to make a homemade protein shake with this quick and easy recipe.
Alia Kay
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 284 calories

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender in the order listed.
  • Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake (Easy Recipe!)
Amount per Serving
Calories
284
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
11
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
154
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
560
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
20
g
22
%
Protein
 
21
g
42
%
Vitamin A
 
160
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
5.1
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
209
mg
21
%
Iron
 
0.6
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

For easy blending, add the milk first near the blades when adding the ingredients to your blender.
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    OH WOW this makes the perfect breakfast. My son is a gym and fitness fanatic and when I showed this recipe to him, he tried it out for breakfast this morning and absolutely loved it. It really is delicious.Thanks for the great recipe. Love it!

    1. Hey Ashika! That’s awesome! I am so glad your son enjoyed the recipe! It’s my go-to shake after hitting the gym. 🙂 You are welcome and thank you so much for your kind words! ♡

  2. 5 stars
    I just tried this recipe and it was delish!! Thank you for the easy instructions! I will definitely be trying more recipes!

    1. Hi Samantha! Thank you so much for letting me know, I’m so glad you enjoyed the shake! You’re very welcome and I’m excited for you to try more of my recipes!

  3. 5 stars
    I enjoyed this recipe very much! Despite me keeping it very simple with using only one scoop of protein powder, one banana, one cup of milk, two tablespoons of peanut butter, and less than a teaspoon of honey, I was taken aback by how delicious this smoothie is! I didn’t want to incorporate too much sweetness into my smoothie because I drank it after working out, which I usually do in the evenings, but it turned out delightfully well in the end because it was the right amount of sweet. And I have such a sweet tooth, so it was lovely! I was so obsessed that I made more at that moment and stored the rest into a bottle for my next post-workout or breakfast before I got to school.

    I’d personally recommend this recipe because it is quite simple and quick to make, still delicious even if you modify the recipe, and provides a rich amount of protein (from the peanut butter and protein powder). Thank you very much, Alia, this recipe is quite brilliant!

  4. 5 stars
    This really is a delicious smoothy Easy to make, yummy to consume. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I recently tried the Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake, and I must say, it exceeded my expectations! The blend of peanut butter and banana was absolutely delightful, offering a creamy and indulgent flavor. Not only was it incredibly tasty, but it also kept me feeling full and satisfied for hours. Plus, I made it with True Elements Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Spread, oh my gosh, I just loved it! It was so easy to prepare, making it a convenient option for busy mornings or post-workout refueling. I’ll definitely be incorporating this shake into my regular routine—it’s a delicious and nutritious treat that I can’t get enough of!