Recipe: Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

by Cate on January 19, 2016

A delicious Chocolate Banana Protein Shake is just what you need when you’re hungry, on the run, and want something yummy to fill you up. Yes, yes, and YES.

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

I am a big fan of the barter system, so when a friend recently asked for delicious smoothie recipes in exchange for her hemming a pair of curtains for me, I was all about it.

And this is the first recipe I put aside for her.

Because despite the fact that it’s Winter and 20 degrees, we are still making smoothies and protein shakes.

For me, I make them as a grab-and-go breakfast or the occasional tide-me-over-till-dinner drink.

The kids love them as an afternoon snack and, given how healthy they are, I’m a-ok with that.

Once you have the basic premise down, smoothies are so easy to swap in your favorite fruits or mix-ins to make your crowd (or you!) happy.

In just five minutes, you can be slurping away on this guilt-free drink that will quiet any stomach rumblings. This recent version was a favorite because it pretty much tastes like a chocolate peanut butter milk shake.

Without the side of extra calories or sugar.

The recipe as written makes a thicker protein shake, one that is perfect for fatter straws. If you want it thinner, just add a bit more water.

Hungry for smoothie or protein shake recipes?
Blueberry Peach Smoothies (and oh! dem babies!)
You can’t go wrong with a Nutella smoothie, and this is one of our favorites
Pineapple Orange Sunshine Smoothies (sunshine in a glass!)
And lastly, I started a smoothie-themed Pinterest board to gather the recipes all in one place.

Chocolate Banana Protein Shake
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley

Ingredients
½ cup milk (I use homemade almond milk)
½ frozen banana
½ scoop chocolate protein powder
½ cup water
1 tablespoon almond butter
1-1/2 cups ice
dash of flax seeds

Directions
Add all ingredients into your blender. A heavy-duty blender is great, but I also use this one. Blend until well-combined and creamy. Makes enough for two servings.

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Megan Keno January 20, 2016 at 11:07 pm

This has my name all over it! I love this, thanks for sharing!
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Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) January 23, 2016 at 8:44 am

Sounds delicious! My kids would love that.
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