Peanut butter vanilla protein shake | RECIPE

peanut butter vanilla protein shake Darling E

Peanut butter vanilla protein shake | RECIPE

I have been working out since Abraham was about five weeks.

I mostly walked with the buggy since he was three weeks and have been *trying* to eat well. By well I mean lean meats and increasing my fruit and veg intake (I explain our whole food diet here).

I have been aware of the amount of protein I have been putting into my body as it can have so many benefits, even for a breastfeeding Mumma like myself (read this article for more info).

I know the jury is out on whey protein and whether it is necessary in our diets but I have always enjoyed the novelty of including it in protein bars or adding flavour and bulk to my smoothies.

Then I read this article by the body coach which made me feel OK about enjoying protein powder drinks as an *additional* part of my diet.

Here is the recipe that I know is so simple but I genuinely adore it and so do our kids.

It fills you up in the afternoon slump and is SO sweet that it kills sweet cravings.

Makes 2 glasses


  1. 1 banana
  2. 1 scoop vanilla protein shake
  3. 2-3 tbsps peanut butter
  4. 1 date (the shake doesn’t even need this but it’s good for an extra energy boost + vitamins galore)
  5. 1 tsp honey
  6. 2 cups milk of choice
  7. 1 cup ice


  • Mix all ingredients in a smoothie maker/ blender’ nutri bullet
  • Taste and add more milk if you need it a little less sweet
  • Pour between the glasses and serve immediately

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