This peanut butter protein shake is made with vanilla protein powder, almond milk, peanut butter powder, and peanut butter cup skinny syrup!
Entire recipe (so eat the whole thing!!) was 270 calories, 35 g protein, 12 g carbs, and 9 g fat.Jump to Recipe
I always look forward to an afternoon protein drink or protein bar. Lately, I’ve been eating a LOT of bars. I have some Birthday Cake and Pina Colada built bars that I’m obsessed with.
But, as I do with all delicious foods, I tend to get out of control. And once I have a Built bar, I immediately want a second.
So, some days, I go for the protein shake! After all, there are SO MANY ways to flavor a protein shake, and I was excited to try a peanut butter protein shake today.
My Best Protein Shake Tip!
My number one tip, hands down, for making any protein shake taste like a milkshake is to make it thick and creamy. I do this by:
- Using half the amount of liquid. So, for 1 scoop of protein powder, I only use 1/2 cup liquid.
- Use ice (about 5-6 cubes of ice)
- and place in a food processor for at east 4-5 minutes! Leave it in the food processor for a LONG time. It will feel like it’s taking forever, but let it blend and blend and blend.
If you follow those steps, you’re going to have the creamiest, thickest protein shake out there!
Are protein shakes good for weight loss?
Weight loss is possible when create a calorie deficit. And, a calorie deficit might be easier if you replace one of your meals with a protein shake. You can be confident you’re getting plenty of nutrients by having three balanced meals, and a protein shake for a snack or dessert. This helped me lose weight.
A protein shake won’t be good for weight loss if you ADD a protein shake to the meals and calories you are currently consuming. There is nothing magical about a shake that is going to accelerate fat loss.
Ingredients in a Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- I used vanilla protein powder, mostly because I didn’t have peanut butter protein powder! haha
- Then, to optimize the peanut butter flavor, I used two things: Peanut butter powder (to minimize the calories), and Peanut Butter Flavored syrup. (discount code: HealthBeet).
- Then, I used both almond milk and almond milk whipping cream. I don’t know that it made that much of a difference, but I was just going for a nuttier taste.
- And finally, I sprinkled 1 tablespoon of salted roasted peanuts on top. I’m not gonna lie. This was a game changer! I LOVED the sweet and salty flavors together. And just because I didn’t want you to skip the nuts, I included both the almond whipping cream, and the nuts in the calories and macros. YOU’LL LOVE IT!
So, let me know if you give this a try and tag me on social media so I can share! @healthbeet
Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- food processor
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream, almond milk
- 1 tablespoon roasted salted peanuts
- For a very thick shake, blend ingredients in a high powered food processor for 4-5 FULL minutes. Blending it in the food processor with the ice makes a Huge volume of food (2 full cups worth), and very thick consistency.
- Top with whipping cream and the salted peanuts. the salted peanuts are REALLY good in this!
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