This nourishing, healthy Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake recipe is the perfect way to start your day or replenish your body after a workout. It is super easy to make and is refined sugar-free. 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!
This delicious, energizing smoothie is made with simple everyday ingredients and is ready in just 5 minutes. It makes a healthy, protein-packed breakfast that will kick-start your day and will keep you feeling full all morning. This recipe also makes an ideal post-workout shake that will refuel your energy and help your muscles to heal and build after exercising.
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.
How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake
Simply add all of the ingredients – milk, banana, peanut butter, ice, honey, vanilla extract and protein powder – to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
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 easily whenever you are making a shake.
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More Healthy Shake Recipes to Try
- Breakfast Green Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt
- Banana Protein Shake
For this Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake recipe, I recommend:
- Using a Vitamix Blender, because it is the BEST 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.
- Natural Peanut Butter – Not all peanut butters are created equal, so I recommend using one like this that has no added sugars or preservatives.
If you make this Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake recipe, let me know! Rate it and leave a comment below, because I love hearing from you! 🙂
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake
- Add all ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.
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