Home > Breakfast > Peanut Butter Protein Shake Peanut Butter Protein Shake December 29, 2019 | 21 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Flavor-packed, thick, and creamy Peanut Butter Protein Shake. This nutritious drink is good enough to pass for a healthy peanut butter cup milkshake. Enjoy this protein shake as a healthy snack to curb sugar cravings, or as a pre- or post-workout drink. You can even have it for breakfast! Next, try the Apple Smoothie (Protein Shake) or the Pumpkin Protein Shake. Peanut Butter Protein Shake Whipping up this Peanut Butter Protein Shake is a breeze; just toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend! Peanut butter and chocolate are an unbeatable flavor duo. Everyone raves about our regular Chocolate Protein Shake, and this one is equally irresistible with a peanut butter twist. It’s so luscious, it could pass for a healthy milkshake, packed with bold flavors and nourishing ingredients. QUICK TIP To use powdered peanut butter in this shake, use 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter and 1/2 tablespoon real peanut butter. Ingredients In Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake It really comes down to the ingredients you use. My number one tip? Use a delicious chocolate protein powder. Good chocolate protein powder: I’ve tried my fair share of protein powders and I recommend a whey, stevia-sweetened protein powder for this shake. The protein powder can make or break the shake — leaving you with a great taste or a strange, powdery aftertaste. Here’s a list of the top-rated protein powders. Banana: Freeze a ripe banana for creaminess; use no more than 1/2 cup to keep its flavor subtle. Peanut butter: Go for real peanut butter, though powdered versions are also okay. (See above for substitution details.) Milk: I vouch for unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any milk will do. Ice: About 1 cup or eight regular cubes for a thick consistency. Cocoa powder: Dutch-process cocoa is best. Hershey’s Special Dark® works wonders in amplifying the chocolate flavor. QUICK TIPUse a high-powered blender: This protein shake is very thick. You may need to blend it a couple of times or be patient as it blends; it’s worth it for how thick and creamy this shake ends up! If you are looking for a great blender, here’s the one I use. How To Make A Peanut Butter Protein Shake It’s as easy as 1,2,3.. NIGHT BEFORE: Peel the banana, slice into coins, and freeze in a plastic bag. DAY OF: Add 1/2 cup frozen banana slices to a blender, followed by milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter, protein powder, honey, and ice. BLEND: Mix until smooth, pour into a glass, and optionally drizzle with extra peanut butter. Enjoy right away. FAQs Can you put peanut butter in a protein shake? Yes! Peanut butter is a great addition to a protein shake. On average, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter contains 8 grams of protein– which helps build muscle. This protein shake calls for 2 tablespoons of peanut butter as well as protein powder, making it a great protein-packed shake. Is peanut butter powder good for you? Yes again! Powdered peanut butter is made from real peanuts. They’re pressed to remove most of the oil and then ground to a powder. With most of the oil (fat) gone, you’re left with a powder that’s packed with protein and fiber and not as much fat. Two tablespoons have 7-8 grams of protein with only 2 grams of fat (50 calories for 2 tablespoons). It’s a great ingredient to use in place of regular peanut butter (which contains around 180 calories for 2 tablespoons) if you’re watching calorie intake. What is the best peanut butter powder? PB2® is my favorite powdered peanut butter and the one I’ve used in testing. Here is an article comparing the top powdered peanut butter brands based on taste. More Delicious Breakfast Smoothies Strawberry Banana Smoothie Blueberry Smoothie only four ingredients Green Smoothie Recipe reader favorite Banana Smoothie only four ingredients Mango Smoothie FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Peanut Butter Protein Shake 5 from 8 votes - Review this recipe Thick and creamy, flavor-packed Peanut Butter Protein Shake is full of peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, banana, and milk. This protein shake is good enough to pass for a healthy peanut butter cup milkshake. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Peanut Butter Protein Shake 5 from 8 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Thick and creamy, flavor-packed Peanut Butter Protein Shake is full of peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, banana, and milk. This protein shake is good enough to pass for a healthy peanut butter cup milkshake. Course Breakfast, lunch, Protein Shake, Snack Cuisine American Keyword peanut butter protein shake Prep Time 5 minutes minutes Blending Time 2 minutes minutes Total Time 7 minutes minutes Servings 1 protein shake Chelsea Lords Calories 393kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $2.14 Ingredients▢ 1/2 cup frozen banana coined and then frozen▢ 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or use chocolate almond milk for a more chocolate-y shake!)▢ 1 tablespoon Special Dark (or Dutch-process) cocoa powder▢ 2 tablespoons peanut butter Note 1▢ 1 scoop (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (32g) chocolate protein powder Note 2▢ 1 teaspoon honey▢ 8 ice cubes InstructionsNIGHT BEFORE: Remove the peel from the banana, slice into large coins, and place in a plastic bag in the freezer. DAY OF: When the banana is completely frozen, measure out 1/2 cup and add it to a blender, along with the following ingredients in this order: the milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter, protein powder, honey, and then ice.BLEND: Blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass and drizzle with extra peanut butter if desired. Enjoy immediately. Recipe NotesNote 1: To use powdered peanut butter in this shake: Use 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter and 1/2 tablespoon real peanut butter. Note 2: The protein powder you use makes a huge difference in the taste of the shake. I recommend a whey protein powder that has some kind of sweetener added, such as stevia. If the protein doesn't have stevia, I recommend adding a few drops of vanilla stevia to this shake. Nutrition FactsServing: 1protein shake | Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.8g | Protein: 26.4g | Fat: 19.8g | Cholesterol: 3.4mg | Sodium: 384.2mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 14.6g We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.