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Straight on shot of a chocolate protein shake in a glass with a drip of peanut butter sliding down the glass, whipped cream on top and a spoon sticking out.

Protein Shake

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


Protein Shake – this peanut butter cup protein shake is made with real, simple ingredients and is the perfect way to get extra protein in!


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 12 tablespoons plain protein powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/23/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • (optional) 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup (if you want it a touch sweeter)
  • serving: extra drizzle of peanut butter, shaved chocolate and whipped cream (optional)


  1. Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend on HIGH until consistency is smooth. Add additional splashes of almond milk, as-needed, to thin. Add additional ice cubes to thicken. 
  3. Serve with a drizzle of peanut butter on top along with some shaved chocolate and whipped cream (dairy-free or reg). 


  • Peanut Butter: feel free to sub in a cashew butter here or sun butter if you need to avoid peanuts. I used a sugar-free peanut butter, so be aware that if you use a sweetened version it will add to the sweetness of the shake. 
  • Protein Powder: use your favorite kind here! I used an unsweetened variety – if you use a sweetened protein powder adjust the recipe accordingly to account for the added sweetness.
  • Almond Milk: use any sort of milk you want here like soy milk, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or coconut milk- we prefer almond milk because of the light flavor. 
  • Maple Syrup: feel free to try it without the maple syrup and then add if you want it sweeter!


  • Serving Size: 8 oz
  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 208.6 mg
  • Fat: 17.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.2 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.7 mg