Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Shake

I promised more recipes using pea protein, and here’s another: A Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Shake that’s great post workout. My experimenting took a little longer than I thought, but I’ll have a couple more recipes to share this coming week. Pea protein is my new favorite thing, I’m putting it in everything. I tried this recipe two different ways so I can give you a few tips about the flavor.

Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Shake | Orthodox and Vegan
Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Shake
1 1/4 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
1/4 C orange juice
1/4 C raw cashews
1 Scoop pea protein
2 Tbsp peanut butter powder**

Blend all ingredients together in a high-powered blender. Drink! It makes about 16oz total, with approximately 38 grams of protein, half your iron for the day, and nearly 2/3 of your calcium. The orange juice adds Vitamin C to help you absorb the iron. It’s very filling, it was enough to hold me over until lunch!

Sometimes I do 1/4 C peanut butter powder (adds another 8g protein), and occasionally substitute the orange juice with a little fresh fruit. I also made a nice pudding by accident by blending in a whole banana and leaving it to chill in the fridge. I ended up having to eat it with a spoon, but it was really tasty 😀

*You can use sweetened almond milk, but it adds a LOT of sugar!

**In the picture it looks like I’m using PB2. I’m actually just reusing a container, it’s filled with Protein Plus Peanut Flour. I like it better because there are no additives, so it has slightly more protein. It’s also cheaper! Unfortunately the bag is not resealable, hence the old PB2 container.

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