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 1/2 C Sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 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 39 grams of protein, half your iron for the day, and nearly 2/3 of your calcium. It’s very filling, it was enough to hold me over until lunch.

I first tried the recipe with only half a scoop of protein powder because I was afraid it would ruin the taste. Not only could I barely taste it at all, the almond milk seemed way too sweet (I’m used to the unsweetened stuff). I tried it again with a full scoop, and the flavor was still good. If you’d like to cut down on the sugar, you could always use an unsweetened almond milk and customize it with as much maple syrup as you’d like. One tablespoon of maple syrup has 14g of sugar, compared to 26g in 1.5 C of sweetened almond milk.

*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.

Have you tried pea protein? If you have, let us know your favorite way to use it in the comments below!