Peanut Butter Protein Shake


This dairy free peanut butter protein shake is a great way to start the day.  I like to drink it before I go to the gym –the protein (about 50 grams) gives me energy during my entire workout, and then some.

I’ve been on a major peanut butter kick lately, in fact, this is my third gluten free peanut butter recipe in the last week or so.  Earlier, I posted my Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies, after that I posted my classic gluten free and vegan Peanut Butter Cookies, and now this here shake.  I’m in Texas, y’all, hence my new accent.

Print Recipe
  1. Combine water, protein powder, peanut butter, vanilla and stevia in a vitamix
  2. Puree on high speed until smooth
  3. Blend in ice cubes
  4. Serve for breakfast or as a gluten free, dairy free snack

We’re in Waco for my son’s Little League baseball tournament.  The thermometer says it’s 107°; in reality when we’re driving around, it’s closer to 112°.  The team could care less though.  They’ve been hoping to make it to regionals since they were 10 year olds (they’re 12 now).

Our summer has been filled with baseball and not too much else –the team has practiced 2-4 hours every day.  We won the district tournament, then went on to capture the state tournament, so we are now the official Colorado State Champs.

This week we’re here for the regional tournament.  If we win, we’ll go to the Little League World Series (an international competition), though between you all and me, that’s really a long shot!  We’re just trying to make it through the heat at this point against all of the amazing teams from the South.  Here’s a picture of our team.

Boulder Wildcats Little League baseball team 2011

Earlier this week I squeezed in a day at Jen Yu’s amazing workshop Food and Light here in Boulder.  I learned so many incredible photography and food styling techniques from Jen, Matt Wright, Diane Cu and Todd Porter.  I also met many wonderful people and spent time chatting with Averie from Loves Veggies and Yoga and Manisha from Indian Food Rocks.

It’s been busy, busy as you can gather from the above, so I’ve been relying on quick and easy gluten free breakfasts such as my:

Enjoy the shake!

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37 responses to “Peanut Butter Protein Shake”

  1. A. maz. ing. I just made this for breakfast, substituting the stevia for 1 teaspoon agave and the protein powder for a cocoa version. That was the best 315 calorie breakfast shake that tasted like dessert that I’ve made in a long time. I’m going to try almond butter next time.

  2. Thanks for the inspiration Elana!
    I created my own version of your shake this morning with a little more sweet and a little less protein. The result was heaven. It was so good I created a blog post for it :)
    Hope you have a great week and here’s to your boys making it to the World Series-


  3. Best wishes to the team! What a great photograph!
    This smoothy looks wonderful! Have fun in Texas, watch out for that heat I know it from years past.

  4. Yum! I love peanuts, but I’m allergic. I think I’ll try this with roasted almond butter instead. :)

  5. Congrats on being the state champs, hope the boys enjoy themselves! Good luck!
    The shake also looks really yummy, I’ll have to try it when it gets to summer in Australia :)

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