Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake – Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

It tastes like a milkshake!

I first heard about protein shakes from Katie over at Dashing Dish.  She has some amazing recipes for protein shakes and she has me trying all sorts of yummy flavor combinations.  Today, after my workout I decided to be creative.

I know how beneficial it is to have a banana or fruit after you work out and I LOVE the combination of Peanut Butter and Chocolate.  In fact, doctors like Angelo Cuzalina suggest chocolate and bananas after a workout because it is a great (and yummy!) way to replenish vitamins and minerals that are lost during a workout.  So, I thought I would try all of the flavors together.  Let me just tell you…

It Rocked!

I used a frozen banana so it was thicker and it tasted like a Reese’s Milkshake!  It was yumm-o!

I hope the next time you are whipping up a post workout smoothie or a shake for breakfast, you will give this a try!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

Each shake is 6 Weight Watchers Points Plus

Yields:  1 Shake

Ingredients:

1 cup Skim Milk (or milk of choice)

1 frozen banana

2 Tsp. PB2 or Better ‘n Peanut Butter

2 Tsp. Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Chocolate Pudding Powder

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I like Designer Whey)

Directions:

Put milk, protein powder, chocolate pudding powder and PB2  in your blender/food processor.  Blend until smooth and fully incorporated.  Break up your frozen banana into smaller chunks and add it to the mix(banana must be frozen for a thicker consistency) and continue to blend with blender/food processor until it is all combined well.  Pour into a glass and enjoy!

 

Alternatives:

You could use Almond Milk instead of Skim Milk.

If you don’t have a frozen banana, use a regular one and just add some ice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tonymusic Tony Bernard

    That is basically what I have for breakfast every day, but I use frozen strawberries and blueberries instead of the banana, and I use GNC Total Lean 25 vanilla protein powder plus Nutiva hemp protein powder. I also add a cup of spinach and perhaps a radish and/or a carrot, and/or whatever other fresh veggies I have on hand. I use soy or almond milk since I try to stay vegan. GNC also has a fruit and veggie powder that I usually add, just for the extra nutrients. Yummy and feels good to know that you’ve had a day’s worth of fruit and veggies by 6 AM!

    • http://www.itsuxtobefat.com Jennifer Swafford

      Great tips Tony! I have added spinach before but that would just be in a regular protein shake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/martha.albee Martha Albee

    Your protein shakes sound delicious! I just started drinking protein shakes this summer and have found that they really help me get through my workouts better.