Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Chocolate, Banana And Peanut Butter Protein Shake |

It’s funny to think about now, but, for the longest time, I couldn’t stand protein shakes.  It always seemed to me they were intentionally bad for some reason.

I can even remember trying Dustin’s shakes on occasion and thinking, “Who would want to drink this?”

Chocolate, Banana And Peanut Butter Protein Shake | Chocolate, Banana And Peanut Butter Protein Shake |

Now that I understand the reason for having a high protein breakfast as well as the benefits provided by a protein shake, however, I recognized I would need to incorporate these shakes into my diet.  Somehow.

At first, I tried a protein shake, blended in the blender with vanilla whey protein powder, water, and ice.

Um.  Ick.  I distinctly remember thinking this tastes just like chemicals.  No thanks.

Chocolate, Banana And Peanut Butter Protein Shake | Chocolate, Banana And Peanut Butter Protein Shake |

The second morning, I offered to try to make the shake more palatable.  So, I added a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.


After several trials and errors, I came up with a pretty tasty shake.

Eventually, I got the idea to add some almond milk, peanut butter, and a banana to the shake from a local shake store.

But, more importantly, I realized that all protein powder is not created equally.  To have the best protein shakes, you’ll want to make sure you get a good quality protein powder (like this one), as this will significantly help or hinder the flavor of your shake.

Chocolate, Banana And Peanut Butter Protein Shake |

Chocolate, Banana, And Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Over the years, since I created this delicious Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Protein Shake, I’ve come up with some new faves as well.  If you’d like more protein shakes and smoothie recipes, check out the following:

What’s your favorite shake recipe?

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If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

4.69 from 16 votes
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Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
4 mins

Are you looking for a nourishing protein shake that is delicious and satisfying all at the same time? This Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake is the absolute best you’ll ever taste!

Categories: Breakfast, Drinks
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: chocolate protein shake, chocolate protein shake recipes, peanut butter protein shake
Servings: 1 shake
Calories: 450 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ripe banana can be frozen, broken into large chunks
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
  • 5-10 ice cubes depending on how thick you like it
  • optional: 1 tsp. honey
  1. Add all ingredients in blender, starting with the almond milk.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. If too thick, add more milk. If too thin, add some more ice.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

This protein shake is by far the #1 shake we have in our home.  It's sweet, creamy, chocolatey, and full of satisfying goodness.  Plus it's so simple to make.  We often have it as a quick pre-workout meal or even as a sweet treat to end the day.

If you like it even sweeter, you can opt to freeze your bananas instead of using fresh bananas.  That way, you can opt to not add any ice into the shake, which will make the flavor more intense and less watered down. 

I also like to add a sprinkle of dehydrated espresso powder for a little flavor boost to the chocolate.  And don't forget that cinnamon - it's seriously life changing. 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.7g30%
Saturated Fat 1.8g9%
Sodium 49.9mg2%
Carbohydrates 39.9g13%
Fiber 7.4g30%
Sugar 19.3g21%
Protein 39.7g79%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This post was last updated on September 4, 2015 to include new images and a recipe video.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

42 thoughts on “Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Protein Shake

  1. 5 stars
    This literally tastes like a milkshake and I’m so happy about it. I’ll probably make it every day until I’m sick of it! Ha.

  2. 5 stars
    Great! I used vanilla protein instead of chocolate, and added half a cup of cherries and just half a banana to give it a pb&j twist. With 5 ice cubes the consistency was perfect. Cinnamon added something extra special. Will be making this every day to help hit my protein goal!

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  5. I’m going back to work tomorrow after a long maternity leave! Was hoping to make this in the morning and save it for lunch, do you think it would hold up in the fridge?

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  7. Try chucking a few miripool dates in!
    Rice malt syrup (I’m vegan) coconut milk, vanilla extract (couple drops) cinnamon. Zap with nutri-bullet or similar, straight into freezer for an hour or so (thick shake).
    Bananas not ripe enough? Put them in a PAPER bag then into fridge: Physics will do the rest quick-smart.
    Thnx for sharing guys!

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  10. 5 stars
    Really enjoy the taste, I substituted the chocolate whey powder with salted caramel whey powder and was great. Going to have before or after a workout, biking, MX moto. Thank you!!

  11. 5 stars
    This is so great, I never thought to add other things to my protein shake. I have never minded the taste but this adds more bulk and is helping me to gain weight – thank you so much for making this a really easy to follow recipe!

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  13. This recipe is awsome great job.
    I did add a twist on it tho, so I had a fresh chocolate fudge cake sitting there so I decided to toss a slice in along with all the ingredients and wow came out great.

  14. 5 stars
    Love it!! Perfect for satisfying the sweet tooth! I used PB powder to cut the calories and fat of regular peanut butter, and it was delicious!

  15. 5 stars
    I love it! I had struggled finding the right recipe but who knew that CINNAMON was the key?!?! This is definitely my new favorite shake!

  16. 5 stars
    I hate protein shakes too, but in an attempt to be healthier I decided to try this one and MAN IS IT GOOD! Reminds me of a milkshake. I can’t even tell it’s got protein powder in it! I’ll definitely be trying the other recipes listed!

  17. 5 stars
    I’ve been using this recipe for one straight week now. Super easy. Super delicious. And jam-packed with protein.

  18. 1 star
    I’m just wondering if you used vanilla almond milk or chocolate? I have lots of stomach issues I am dealing with. I can’t have dairy but my body can handle a small amount of almond milk. I am making this in the morning and hope to hear from you soon. Thank You. I haven’t tried yet. So, no stars but as soon as I try it I’ll rate it. Can’t wait to try it, 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      Regular Almond Milk works just fine 🙂 There is lots of chocolate flavour from the protein powder. I’ve been making a shake just like this for a long time now, I just use almond milk, any nut butter and my chocolate whey 🙂 hope that helps.

  19. I modified the recipe. I used 1 cup of lactaid, 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein, 3 tablespoons of peanut powder and 6 small cubes of ice, and a half of banana. It was most delicious. No cinnamon needed. But will add cinnamon next shake. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome sauce!

  20. 5 stars
    Yum! Just made this shake and it is awesome! The cinnamon really makes it even better. I never would’ve thought to add it. Thank you!

  21. Can I use peanut butter powder or chocolate peanut butter powder like PB2 instead of the creamy peanut butter? Which creamy butter do you recommend?

    1. Yes, you can definately use a powder, though it wil throw off the consistency a little bit – I’d add less milk to start and then go from there to your desired texture. I recommend any organic peanut-only (preferred) peanut butter that only contains peanuts and possibly very minimal other ingredients. We use this one often and enjoy it.

  22. Hi Lacey! Since I’ve visited your blog last, you’ve had a baby and changed your website which looks fabulous!! Congratulations on your new addition =)

    Now off to bake your delicious banana nut muffins!

    Happy Sunday!


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