Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake
This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake is one healthy protein shake recipe I make almost every day. Or an occasional variation of this one. I recommend it highly as there is something about the protein and the ingredients in this protein shake that totally balances out your body. What’s more, it’s filling enough to be a meal replacement. The creamy frozen banana creates an almost milk shake consistency and supplies potassium and fiber. The ground flax meal is a super food filled with fiber and omega 3 oils. The little bit of peanut butter along with the protein powder adds a slow burning protein to rebuild tissues and provides a good brain fuel. The dates and almonds (along with being healthy and having fiber) add a beautiful extra taste creating the ultimate tasty mind boggling shake. I have introduced this to many people, and I hear back from my legions of devoted shake drinkers that they also drink it daily, as they feel so crazy fantastic afterwords! – Curt
2 cups rice milk
1 cup ice
1 frozen banana
1 scoop (about 3 tbls) protein powder
(soy, whey, rice – your choice)
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons ground flax meal
1 – 2 dates (pit removed)
small handful of raw almonds (about 15)
- FREEZE BANANA: I keep a large zip lock bag in the freezer with peeled bananas ready to go. Freezing the bananas helps create a colder more ice cream texture to the shake. However, it isn’t mandatory they are frozen.
- COMBINE IN BLENDER: Add rice milk, frozen banana, protein, ice, flax, peanut butter and dates. Blend thoroughly till smooth.
- ADD ALMONDS: At the end of the blending cycle, add the raw almonds and blend for just a bit more. This allows the almonds to be a bit chunky and ads a little crunch to the thick shake.
Note: As in many of my recipes, I recommend being flexible with the amounts for the shake. The main thing is to get it as thick as you can as your blender can handle. I like the Vita Mix or Blend-Tec mixers. But there are other good ones as these are a bit pricey. The ice and the frozen banana give it the cold thick shake consistency. Vary ice accordingly.