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[Recipes] The Peanut Butter Power Protein Shake

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The Peanut Butter Power Protein Shake

One of my favorite things about homemade protein shakes is that you can customize them in pretty much any way imaginable. Chocolate/vanilla whey protein powder can quickly form a foundation for thousands of different smoothie combinations, all with a nice shot of muscle-building protein, amino acids, and nutrients to fuel strong growth. BOOM SHAKALAKA.

I recently came up with one of the most ridiculously phenomenal shakes I’ve ever made — the Peanut Butter Power Shake. If you love decadent peanut butter and chocolate, you’re going go bananas for this shake; it literally tastes like a real-life liquefied Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, plus it’s loaded with energy-boosting uberfoods.

In terms of nutrition, it’s high in lean protein, fiber and complex carbs, antioxidants, potassium, vitamins B6 & C, and heart-healthy mono/polyunsaturated fats. I’m not sure how, but I PROMISE you that this is, in fact, a health-food – the incredible taste might make you forget that.

Throw everything in a blender, give it a twirl, and drink up – that’s it. And if you want to cut down the calories (but sacrifice healthy fats), feel free to swap out the natural peanut butter for low-cal (but still delicious) PB2.

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The Peanut Butter Power Protein Shake


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Ingredients

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Whey — I like MRM All Natural or Dymatize ISO-100
  • 2 Tbsp. Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 Cup Skim Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Quaker Oats
  • 2 Ice Cubes
  • Pinch of Salt
Directions

  • Slice up the banana into small chunks.
  • Throw all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend thoroughly until liquefied.
  • Enjoy.

 

Nutrition Facts

Servings – 2
  • Calories — 250
  • Total Fat — 5g (healthy fat)
  • Omega-3 — 2g
  • Carbs — 19g
  • Fiber — 4g
  • Net Carbs — 15g
  • Protein — 24g



 

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Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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  • AlvelyZoumis

    Will have to try this one today… I always make protein shakes with chocolate whey and peanut butter and it is so good! Can’t wait to see how it taste with the added ingredients you came up with… Loving this site.

    • @AlvelyZoumis if you like shakes with chocolate whey and peanut butter you’ll absolutely LOVE this.

      Let me know how it comes out!

      Thanks for the kind words — keep reading and spread it to your friends/family.

  • Jolene

    Always loved peanut butter protein shake, I omit the banana, add a scoop of chia seed and use almond milk instead of skim but yes it’s ridiculously yummy and great post workout!

  • Charlene25

    Amazing! I never tried this variation before. It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Glad you finally tried it out and found it deeeeeeeelicious.

      • Robert Sparkman

        What’s the purpose of the oats?

        • They add complex carbs + fiber, flavor, and thickness to amp up the consistency. Helpful for sustained energy and post-workout recovery, too.

  • Reems

    Is the nutritional value for just one serving?

  • michael hooker

    I would want to learn more about this product.

  • michael hooker

    And I don’t think this is the same kind of shake the my father would make when I was younger…this is a rather rough fix’s of what I think is called a shake but with just one item, my father would use more than one item for just one plain old shake. But it was worth a long wait because the shake was amazing.

  • Nancy

    I am on comidum blood thinner, no vitamin k . Could I use this shake?

    • Shouldn’t be a problem whatsoever; there’s nothing vitamin K-rich included.

  • Karen

    The oats need to be soaked if cereals and grains are not soaked or sprouted it produces phytic acid which blocks mineral absorption. I’ll try it without the oats and see what it tastes like 🙂

  • t b

    How long can something like this last in the fridge? I want to make something on Sun. and drink in the morning during the week.

    • Not sure how the taste/consistency would change (sometimes smoothies separate), but it definitely wouldn’t go bad — especially if you’re using almond milk or something non-dairy based.

  • Ezzy

    This is the closest I’ve found to a delicious protein shake at my gym called almond blast. Their recipe is almonds (almond meal I assume), peanut butter, skim milk, oats, raisins and vanilla protein powder. I made a mixture of your recipe and the one at the gym, with banana but no raisins and a little almond meal. So good!!! So glad I can now save a bit of money, those things are so damn expensive, it adds up.

    Do you think the sugar content is quite high in this recipe? I always wondered whether it was very healthy. Thanks again!

    • I wouldn’t think so based on those ingredients. You’re really only getting sugar content from the milk and raisins. Ask the counter though, I’m sure they have the nutrition facts available.

  • alex

    would it still taste good with water? I do not wish to get big so I was told to use water in shakes or is this a small amount of milk make it okay?

    • Adding 1 cup of skim milk won’t make you “big” by any means, it’s just slightly higher in calories (or use almond milk, if you’d like the calories even lower).

      You can definitely use water or cut the milk in half though.

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