Home > Breakfast > Peanut Butter Protein Shake Peanut Butter Protein Shake December 29, 2019 | 18 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 is made with peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, a frozen banana, and milk. This nutritious drink is good enough to pass for a healthy peanut butter cup milkshake. Enjoy this protein shake as a healthy snack to quell sugar cravings, pre- or post-workout drink, or even for breakfast! Try this Chocolate Protein Shake or Pumpkin Protein Shake next. Peanut Butter Protein Shake Peanut butter and chocolate are such a great flavor combination! And it doesn’t get much better than the two combined into a drink delicious enough to pass for a healthy milkshake. Peanut Butter Protein Shake is thick with bold flavors and filled with healthful ingredients. Peanut Butter Protein Shake 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. QUICK TIP To use powdered peanut butter in this shake, use 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter and 1/2 tablespoon real peanut butter. 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. Making delicious Peanut Butter Protein Shakes 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. My personal favorite: Optimum Nutrition® Gold Standard 100% whey protein powder (double rich chocolate). Banana: We want the banana flavor to be mild and in the background, adding nutrition and a creamy texture. Make sure to freeze a fully ripe banana before adding it to this shake. Don’t use more than 1/2 cup or it will contain too much banana flavor. Peanut butter: I recommend real peanut butter, but powdered peanut butter works. Read above for how to substitute powdered peanut butter for real. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk: Any milk works, but almond milk is the type I recommend. I particularly like the vanilla flavor. Ice: Ice gives us a thick milkshake consistency without all the calories! I use eight regular ice cubes or about 1 cup of ice. Cocoa powder: The cocoa balances the protein and really amps up the chocolate flavor. I recommend a Dutch-process cocoa powder. Special Dark® cocoa powder (made by Hershey’s) is great in this shake. Quick tips I like to freeze bananas right after my grocery store trip so I don’t forget. Remove the peel, slice the banana into coins, place in freezer-safe containers or bags, and freeze overnight before using in this shake. Use 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. 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 Blending Time 2 minutes Total Time 7 minutes Servings 1 protein shake Calories 393kcal Cost $2.14 Ingredients1/2 cup frozen banana coined and then frozen3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or use chocolate almond milk for a more chocolate-y shake!)1 tablespoon Special Dark (or Dutch-process) cocoa powder2 tablespoons peanut butter Note 11 scoop (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (32g) chocolate protein powder Note 21 teaspoon honey8 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. 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