My Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake has been my go to protein shake for years. I like to drink these for breakfast, lunch or a snack after the gym. It helps fuel me with the protein I need while still tasting delicious!
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Ingredients in a peanut butter banana protein shake
- almond milk- any milk will work
- natural peanut butter
- frozen banana
- vanilla protein
There are many different types of protein powder. For years I have used a whey protein because I like the overall nutrition breakdown, flavor and texture.
If you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet there are many plant based protein powders you can try.
are protein shakes good for breakfast?
There’s always that argument of when you should drink a protein shake...before or after a workout. I have been an avid gym goer for years and my main goal is to keep my daily calories and protein intake in line to maintain a healthy weight. So it doesn’t matter if I drink it for breakfast, lunch or after workout snack as long as I get my daily amount of protein. I know this has helped me gain muscle, loose weight and maintain that healthy weight throughout the years!
With all that being said yes, a protein shake is a great breakfast. The key is to remember your goals and if your goal is to loose weight make sure you are eating the correct amount of calories.
How do I make my peanut butter banana protein shake creamy?
I love adding frozen bananas to my protein shake instead of a lot of ice. The frozen banana will blend making the shake a smooth creamy consistency like a milkshake. Ice won’t blend as smoothly and make it more watery.
do protein shakes make you gain weight?
I think most women worry about gaining weight or bulking up from drinking protein shakes. If your goal is to loose weight it is important to remember a protein shake is meant to be a meal replacement. So in other words don’t have breakfast and a shake unless you are trying to add weight.
If you are weight training drinking a protein shake will help you lose weight while gaining muscle. Just keep an eye on your overall calorie count and keep it in your target for your goals.
If you try this recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bluesbestlife on Instagram! Seeing your creations makes my day.
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Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ¼ cup crushed ice, optional
- Add ingredients to blender always starting with the liquid (almond milk) first.
- Screw lid to blender securely and blend for 30 seconds. You may need to pulse a few times, pausing for a couple of seconds, allowing the ingredients to settle to the bottom and fully break up the frozen banana and ice (if using).
This peanut butter banana protein shake was so good! I replaced the vanilla protein powder with flaxseed because I didn't have any, but I added just a little bit of vanilla extract, and it still tasted so delicious!
I love protein shakes. Thanks for the recipe!