Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake
I chose to call this a Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake, because well, it tastes like Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Good enough reason, wouldn’t you agree?
In reality, though, this shake is filled with all kinds of nutritious ingredients that’ll do your body good. You’re looking at half a banana, some whole milk, rolled oats, chia seeds, cacao powder, powdered peanut butter (my favorite discovery of the year – have you tried that stuff yet? It’s AH-MA-ZING! You won’t believe the amount of flavor!) as well as a rounded scoop of New Zealand whey protein powder – the only whey protein powder for me!
Talk about a delicious way to replenish my energy levels and feed my muscles after my morning workout. ‘Cuz you know, I might not be feeling all that great lately, but I still make it a business to stay active and exercise regularly. While you may not find me deadlifting 250 pounds these days, you’ll will definitely see me giving my rower a ride for its money every single morning of the week. That or my spinning bike… Not that I’m attempting to break personal records or anything, but at least I’m still doing it.
That said, I’m a firm believer that after putting your body through any kind of workout, you NEED to put food into it, whether you are feeling hungry or not. When hunger really isn’t on your side, a refreshing smoothie or protein shake is pretty much guaranteed to be accepted well and go down fairly easily.
This particular protein shake right here is so amazingly refreshing and tasty, I think that my tummy wouldn’t mind if we had one every single day for the next month or two! HA! Finally something we can agree on: we’re totally on the same page on that one.
Now, I don’t think that you really need instructions to make this… just a list of ingredients would probably do the trick. Basically all you need to do is throw all the ingredients in the container of your blender and then let her rip until you get a smooth and creamy concoction. How long it will take depends greatly on the machine that you are using.
Since I happen to be lucky enough to own a Vitamix, of course, it would be my weapon of choice when making smoothies and shakes. But any blender would do the trick really, although not all blenders are equally good at pulverizing ice cubes…
If you find that your blender isn’t so great at that task, what I suggest you do is use a frozen banana instead of the fresh one, and leave the ice cubes out. You’ll get very similar, if not better, results — a cold, thick and creamy, satisfying shake that tastes so good, you won’t believe it can even be good for you!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup whole milk (or other milk of your choice)
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp organic cacao powder
- 1 scoop chocolate flavored whey protein powder
- 8-10 ice cubes
- Combine all the ingredients in the container of your blender and process on high speed until smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately.
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18 Comments on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake”
I’m allergic to milk protiens – I can tolerate the 1/2 cup called for in the recipe, but not the added whey protien. Any suggestions for a substitute?
How about replacing the 1/2 cup of whole milk with some kind of non dairy milk (like almond milk) but leaving the whey protein? Would that work?
Vega makes a REALLY yummy plant based chocolate protein powder. It’s a little expensive, but it’s my go to since whey also hurts my tummy and I have a hard time enjoying most protein powders since they taste a little “chalky.” Vega tastes SO delicious!
Kathy, you can substitute with pea protein or any plant based protein.
there’s also beef isolate protein, egg white protein and a bunch of vegan proteins.
This looks so good. I love chocolate and peanut butter!
Any thoughts on a substitution for the rolled oats?
You can just leave them out, Jen… they add a little bit of “substance” as well as some extra good carbs, but your shake isn’t going to be totally ruined if you don’t add them.
surprised to see oats…thought you were keto/paleo…?
Were you just on the bandwagon and now back to eating everything?
I indeed quit paleo a bunch of months ago, Monika. I’d made the announcement on the blog, but not realize that I have yet to update my “about” page… I’ll have to get on it!
I guess it is a fad for some people, not a lifestyle.
Or, they simply realize at one point that the lifestyle they’d chosen for themselves doesn’t quite serve them all that well anymore…
Hi do you do any ketogenic recipes
Sure! Look for them in the recipe index, in the paleo category under “Keto Friendly”
This sounds good. I will have to give it a try. I love that you added in oats to your smoothie. Thanks for sharing.
Love the recipe. Im a bariatric patient. I will leave the oats out due to the carbs. I am curious about the New Zealand whey protein powder. Where do i purchase it and is sweetened? If so whats the sweetner and grams of protein? TXS
There are several different kinds of New Zealand whey protein powder, some flavored, some not. Look for it online, I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that fits your needs!
Just made this and it’s delicious!! Thank you for the recipe!
Excellent taste! I’m trying to get used to protein powder and with this recipe you don’t taste any protein powder!