Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

Easy & healthy 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)

 

  1. 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.
  2. COMBINE IN BLENDER: Add rice milk, frozen banana, protein, ice, flax, peanut butter and dates. Blend thoroughly till smooth.
  3. 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. 

 

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3 Responses to Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

  1. Dallas says:

    Hmm, never thought about using dates in a smoothie. I gotta try this!

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    • admin says:

      Thank you Piscinas – I really appreciate your support and kind words. We are trying to spread the good word of eating healthy and living healthy! Protein shakes have really made a difference in my daily diet. They are easy to make and seem to balance my body and how I feel. I use my VitaMix blender pretty much every day – I have recently been adding some alfalfa powder to my drinks which if you read my blog on alfalfa is another great supplemental food. Thanks again for your comment and have a wonderful week! – Curt

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