On-the-Go Protein Shake

 In Breakfast & Brunch, Snacks, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian

What do you reach for when hungry? As in the “I need food now don’t stand in my way” kind of hungry. When that hunger hits I’ve learned I either need to feed myself quick or I will spend the next hour snacking on anything I can get my hands on like cookies, crackers, half a block of cheese, french fries, leftover cold pizza… You get the picture. And I’m sure most of us can relate! It’s tough and when you’re that hungry an apple usually isn’t going to cut it.

I’ve gone through my share of protein powder phases, but I don’t keep it on hand regularly. I’ve also gone through the stages of religiously stocking my freezer with expensive fruit to make smoothies along with nut milk, chia seeds, etc..

But honestly, I don’t always have the money or time to keep all that on hand. So I’ve developed a base shake that has between 12-20 grams of protein and around 400-500 calories using things I always have on hand. I make it at home using a banana (frozen or fresh), Greek yogurt, peanut butter and milk. I have a jar of protein powder at work that I sub out for the Greek yogurt because it’s shelf stable. A perfect breakfast sub that will keep me full and keep my paws off the sweets! See the full recipe below for a list of easy substitutions to customize it for your taste.

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On-the-Go Protein Shake

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 1 Serving (8oz)
Prep Time: 3 min
Cook Time: 1 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • ¼ Cup Original Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (I like Adams brand)
  • ½-¾ Cup Whole Milk

Directions:

Combine all Ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Will hold in the fridge for 12 hours, just stir before drinking.

Substitution Options:

Banana – Cooked Sweet Potato, Frozen Fruit such as Mango, Strawberries, etc.
Greek Yogurt – Any kind of Yogurt, Vanilla Protein Powder, Tofu.
Peanut Butter – Any kind of Nut or Sunflower Butter.
Whole Milk – Any percent fat Cow’s Milk, Any milk subs such as Almond, Coconut or Cashew, Fruit Juices, Green or Herbal Iced Tea, Coffee.

Add Ins:

Coconut Oil
Espresso Shot
Chocolate Syrup, Protein Powder, Cocoa Powder
Honey
Agave

Toppings/Mix Ins:

Crushed Nuts
Chia Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Chocolate Chips
Granola

 Here is a list of the tools you’ll need to complete this recipe. If you don’t have these already, you can click on the photo and purchase it on Amazon.

  • Blender
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

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Recipe:

On-the-Go Protein Shake

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 1 Serving (8oz)
Prep Time: 3 min
Cook Time: 1 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • ¼ Cup Original Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (I like Adams brand)
  • ½-¾ Cup Whole Milk

Directions:

Combine all Ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Will hold in the fridge for 12 hours, just stir before drinking.

Substitution Options:

Banana – Cooked Sweet Potato, Frozen Fruit such as Mango, Strawberries, etc.
Greek Yogurt – Any kind of Yogurt, Vanilla Protein Powder, Tofu.
Peanut Butter – Any kind of Nut or Sunflower Butter.
Whole Milk – Any percent fat Cow’s Milk, Any milk subs such as Almond, Coconut or Cashew, Fruit Juices, Green or Herbal Iced Tea, Coffee.

Add Ins:

Coconut Oil
Espresso Shot
Chocolate Syrup, Protein Powder, Cocoa Powder
Honey
Agave

Toppings/Mix Ins:

Crushed Nuts
Chia Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Chocolate Chips
Granola

Tools You'll Need

 Here is a list of the tools you’ll need to complete this recipe. If you don’t have these already, you can click on the photo and purchase it on Amazon.

  • Blender
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

We keep Cleaver Cooking in business through affiliate links that you see here and we get a small percentage when you purchase an item through our links.
We do our best to recommend quality products but please note that not all products have been tested and we can’t guarantee your satisfaction.
If you already own similar items feel free to use those tools instead.

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On-the-Go Protein Shake 1 Servings 1 Ripe Banana ¼ Cup Original Greek Yogurt 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (I like Adams brand) ½-¾ Cup Whole Milk
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