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Banana Protein Shake

Enjoy this delicious banana protein shake that is one of the best protein shakes I’ve ever had.

A Sweet Pea Chef – Banana Protein Shake

Yay! It’s time for another protein shake recipe!

Homemade protein shakes are a great way to quickly get all sorts of protein as well as fill you up for a meal replacement.  I like to have a protein shake every morning for breakfast.  They take less than 5 minutes to make and are super delicious.

I also try to keep frozen bananas and yogurt on hand to make myself a shake.

Bowls filled with the ingredients needed to make a banana protein shake

How Much Protein is in a Banana?

Did you know an average banana contains 3% of your daily value of protein? Meaning, this banana protein shake is not only super delicious, but it’s also full of banana protein-y goodness.  And who doesn’t love banana protein-y goodness?

This banana protein shake makes it into our breakfast rotation probably every other day, but at least 2-3 times a week.  Not sure on the math of that, but I think you get the point.  THIS protein shake <— we enjoy often 🙂

It’s super delicious, and is full of banana protein-y goodness.

: Vanilla protein powder, a frozen banana, almond milk, and ground cinnamon used to make a banana protein shake

While some of my other shake recipes use a banana, they don’t really accentuate the banana-ness like this one does.

I get asked a lot about what protein powder I recommend.  And, really, the truth is…it depends.  It depends on your taste, what type of protein you’re looking for, your dietary goals (i.e. vegan, non-dairy, etc.), your price point, and probably a few other categories I’m forgetting.

So, you can see, this is a hard question.

I’m honestly still on the lookout for a clean, high-quality protein that tastes good and isn’t  literally worth an arm and a leg (totally meant figuratively, but wanted to make it all dramatic).

A chopped frozen banana, cinnamon, almond milk, and vanilla protein powder placed in a blender, ready to make a banana protein shake
A banana protein shake, topped with sliced banana, dusted with cinnamon and poured in a Mason jar

How To Make Protein Shakes Taste Better

I’ve found that adding some cinnamon helps to bring out the protein shake’s subtle, but oh-so-tasty flavor.

Cinnamon, is there anything you’re NOT fabulous on?  You just win me over every time.

Additionally, the protein powder you choose really makes a difference.  The more fake and chalky the protein powder, the more — wait for it — fake and chalky your protein shake will taste.  It’s science.

We recommend Naked Protein powders.

High angle photo of a banana protein shake, served in a Mason jar and ready to be consumed

How to Make a Protein Shake

Making a protein shake couldn’t be easier and is one of my favorite ways to enjoy a filling, healthy, and fast breakfast.  Just toss everything into the blender and blend until smooth.  You can also freeze all your ingredients ahead of time to make it even quicker – check out these fruit smoothie freezer packs to get started.

If you’re looking for more ideas on how to make protein shakes taste better, check out the following yummy protein shake recipes:

Which one of these protein shakes is your favorite?

Close up photo of banana protein shake, ready to be served and enjoyed

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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!

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7 Benefits of Bananas
Banana Protein Shake
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
4 mins

Enjoy this delicious banana protein shake that is one of the best protein shakes I’ve ever had.

Categories: Breakfast, Protein Shake
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: protein shake, protein shake recipes, protein shakes
Servings protein shake
Calories362 kcal
AuthorLacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ice as needed
Instructions
    1. Add the unsweetened almond milk, full fat plain greek yogurt, vanilla protein powder, frozen banana, and ground cinnamon into a blender.

  1. Blend until smooth.
  2. If you find your shake is too thick, you can always add some more almond milk, little by little, to the blender.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

While you don’t have to use a frozen banana for this protein shake, I recommend it because it will make the texture creamier and thicker and will make it so you don’t have to use much, if any extra ice which will dilute the flavor.  I like to freeze bananas ahead of time using re-usable silicone bags, which are awesome and store food really well.  These are the ones I use.

If you’d like to enjoy this protein shake, but you don’t care for banana or you’re allergic, you can easily replace with any frozen fruit of your choice.  Some great options include: cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, avocado, pineapple, mangoes, raspberries, or a mix of any of these.

You can also easily omit the greek yogurt if you’re non-dairy.  While it does add valuable nutrients and creaminess to the texture, it can easily be made without it or with a vegan substitute, like coconut yogurt or another plant-based yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 protein shake)
Calories 362Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.7g16%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 19.2mg6%
Sodium 208.8mg9%
Carbohydrates 32.6g11%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 19.2g21%
Protein 38.2g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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