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.

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  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. Does anyone know what I could use instead of stevia? For some reason stevia seems to upset my stomach. For recipes that call for stevia, is there something I could use instead and still get similar results?

  2. We enjoy this recipe often with either peanut butter or almond butter. This morning I made a strawberry cream version. I left out the nut butter and substituted frozen strawberries for the ice cubes. Really good and creamy. I served it with your “Paleo Breakfast Bread”!

  3. I add dates to my almond butter smoothie for sweetness instead of stevia or another sweetener ~ vanilla almond milk, dates, flax seeds, & frozen banana.

  4. Just made a rendition of your recipe for breakfast! I love smoothies in the morning. Even when I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to cook, the VitaMix is so quick that I can still get lots of tasty protein in minutes.

    My subs were So Delicious Coconut Milk for the water and ice (we don’t have an ice maker sadly), so ~1cup coconut milk.
    I added a banana to make it creamier.
    And I hadn’t heard of your protein powder yet, so I used Life’s Basics Plant Protein in the chocolate flavor. I’ve been trying new powders though, so yours is going on the list. Thanks!

    All in all, my fav combo, chocolate peanut butter banana. Yum! It would have been even better with ice.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Hi Elena and other readers!

    First of all, I’d like to thank you for this great blog, I’ve got a lot great ideas and recipes from you. Being on gluten intolerant must not be an encumbrance – actually it can be a lot of fun when one is willing to experiment with new recipes! Plus most of the time they are healthier all together.

    I just wanted to point out for this recipe that I’ve heard that roasted peanuts are not good for you, as roasting makes the oils in the peanuts go rancid and thus causing damage to freeradicals. So, I’d suggest raw peanuts.

    Best regards to everyone!

  6. Anything with peanut butter in it is just delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the protein powder but I’ll have to keep an eye out for it to see if I can find it.

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