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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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  • 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

  • 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

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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