Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate? There is no better combination!

peanut butter banana chocolate protein shakeProtein shakes are an easy way to get a quick meal in that is high in protein. I love peanut butter and banana so of course this protein shake was the perfect combination.

When you hear protein shake you may only think after/before workout drink or meal replacement. I am using these protein shakes as a meal replacement for either breakfast or lunch.

If you are trying to loose weight and have never tried a protein shake there are a few things you need to think about. Make sure you like the protein powder you use- that it’s not chalky, whey or soy protein, or plant based. Also whether you want to blend it or shake it. I prefer blended. Protein shakes are a great way to cut your calories but also keeps you full. Do your research before choosing one.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. In a blender combine 1/2 a banana, 2 scoops of your favorite chocolate **protein powder, 1 cup of vanilla unsweetened almond milk,* 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powder (PB2), and 3 ice cubes.
  2. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass. Put 2 ice cubes to keep drink cold and top with a sprinkle of chia seeds.
    pb2proteinshakeEnjoy this protein shake for breakfast or lunch.

*Peanut Butter powder is something I discovered recently and I am really enjoying it. Peanut Butter powder has less calories then traditional peanut butter at about 45 calories, 5 carbs, 5 grams of protein, and 1 gram of sugar. Traditional peanut butter can have as much as 180 calories per serving. You can buy PB2 here. Or you can visit a GNC store.

**My favorite and reasonable protein powder is Nature’s Bounty Protein Shake Mix. I found this on amazon and it is a blend of whey and pea protein. I really love the taste of the chocolate and the vanilla. I have tried other proteins and I really do not like them as much. Click here to see it on Amazon.