The Scrumptious Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe is a great way to satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth without a ton of sugar. This healthy, creamy shake can be eaten as a meal, or answer your child’s questions “What’s for dessert?” without them knowing it’s actually healthy. Either way, you will love this scrumptious shake for a meal, snack or dessert.
In the area where I live, we have a food service called Ruby’s Pantry. You can read more about it here. If you receive Ruby’s Pantry shares, there is usually protein powder included in the share. This shake a great way to utilize the protein powder. Recently, bunches of bananas were included in the share. I peeled the bananas and put them in ziplock freezer bags and put them in the freezer for future use. This is a great recipe for frozen bananas.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
The recipe for Strawberry Power Protein shake is another simple and easy recipe that you can teach your children to make for their snack. Because let’s face it, your kids are always hungry and they can learn to make their own snacks. Thankfully, this is a healthy snack packed with protein for growing children.
ingredients for Strawberry Protein Power Shake
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You can use regular cow milk. However, you could also use almond or coconut milk if you are lactose intolerant. We have our own milk cow, so we are always looking for ways to use our farm-fresh milk. I have not tried water, but it might work in a pinch since the protein powder would give it creaminess.
If you use Ruby’s Pantry, you probably have some protein powder in your pantry. I used Chocolate Milkshake Flavor. You could also use the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor. If you are adventurous, you could even try the vanilla flavor.
If you are looking for a great way to use up overripe bananas, just peel them and throw them in a ziplock back in the freezer. Sometimes we receive an abundance of bananas from the Ruby’s Pantry Share. These bananas are perfect for this shake! However, if you use fresh bananas, you may want to increase the number of ice cubes you use. If you don’t have any bananas on hand, you can always leave them out.
You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter depending on your preference. I prefer Smucker’s Crunchy, Natural Peanut Butter.
Peanut Butter Powder
For extra peanut buttery flavor, add some Peanut Butter Flour. If you want to reduce the calories, leave out the peanut butter and just use the peanut butter flour. If you don’t have Peanut Butter Flour on hand, you can leave it out and increase the amount of peanut butter that you use.
You can use any sweetener of your choice. I prefer to use this Trim Healthy Mama Stevia because I like to keep my sugar consumption at a minimum. When you use stevia, you only need a tiny amount. You can also use other sugar alternatives such as swerve, monk fruit powder. If you prefer sugar or honey, those sweeteners work as well. You will just have to add and adjust the amount of each sweetener based on its concentration and your taste.
A dash of salt helps bring out the peanut butter and chocolate flavor.
Heavy cream gives this recipe extra richness and deliciousness. We have our own milk cow, so we have an abundance of fresh cream that we skim from the milk each day. If your Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake seems too watery, you can also use more Cream if you don’t mind the extra fat and calories.
As mentioned in the recipe, if you use frozen bananas, use around 6-8 cubes. If you use fresh strawberries, use 8 or more cubes.
Add-ins for Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- Chocolate chips – pulse a few chocolate chips before adding ingredients for a crunch, chocolatey flavor.
- Replace the sweetener with extra bananas.
- Replace with 2 Tbsp of Cottage Cheese
Additional notes about Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- You can use a regular blender, but you may want to add the ice cubes one at a time because it will take longer to grind them.
- Add more milk if the shake seems too thick.
- Add shaved chocolate bar as a garnish after you pour it into a glass.
- Top with whipped cream
- Teach your school-age children to make this recipe! It is healthy and easy to make!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- Vitamix or other high powered blender
- 2 cup Milk dairy, almond, coconut
- 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder or Chocolate Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ripe banana fresh or frozen
- 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter Use 2 Tbsp if not using Peanut Butter Flour
- 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter Flour optional
- dash salt
- sweetener of choice stevia, sugar, honey to taste
- 1 tbsp Heavy Cream optional
- 8 ice cubes
- Put all ingredients into blend
- Blend until smooth and enjoy
I hope you find the Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Powder shake as delicious and satisfying as our family does. Stay tuned for more smoothies, shake, and other recipes to use your Ruby’s Pantry Protein Powder Supply.
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