Banana And Oats Protein Shake

Banana And Oats Protein Shake
Protein shake with banana, oats and your favorite protein powder flavor. This recipe also doubles as a quick and nutritious breakfast for those on the go.

Nutrition Facts

  • 554
  • 59
  • 68.2
  • 6.1
  • Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased gains and decreased bodyfat.


  • 8 oz skim milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 2 scoops of whey protein powder

Cooking Instructions

Chose your favorite protein powder flavor, and combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. The nutritional information for this recipe was based upon a medium banana, and whey protein blend. Recipe provided by Lycanthrope.

Serving Suggestions

This recipe makes one protein shake.

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Posted Sun, 05/02/2010 - 14:19

Seems good, but I dont understand where all those calories are coming from?

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Posted Sun, 05/02/2010 - 19:24

2 scoops protein powder - 208
Banana = 105
Milk = 91
Oats = 150 calories

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Posted Fri, 07/30/2010 - 15:26

Hi Steve,
probably a dopey question but the oats you use are they cooked (boiled)

thanks RICH

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Posted Fri, 07/30/2010 - 19:52

I don't believe so Rich. Just blended into the shake.

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Posted Sun, 08/15/2010 - 15:31

sound, cheers steve............

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Posted Fri, 12/09/2011 - 10:13

About your recipe as above are your oats cooked might seem daft question

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Posted Mon, 05/17/2010 - 00:23

the calories are probably coming from a different type of protein than what your using, i'm using ON which is 260 for 2 scoops

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Posted Mon, 08/30/2010 - 02:26

how much could 1 take this recipe per day ?

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Posted Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:50

It's not uncommon to see lifters drinking 2-3 shakes per day, depending on their needs and eating habits.

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Posted Mon, 11/08/2010 - 19:18

not at all. Many serious lifters, especially bulkers, will drink multiple shakes per day to meet there caloric need. Eating of thousands of calories of food can be an inconvenience so A quick, simple and healthy shake can alleviate that problem.

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Posted Thu, 09/02/2010 - 04:58

my weight is 45 kg . how much i could take this recipe for a day ?

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Posted Fri, 09/03/2010 - 13:14

Hi Shaizad,

I would recommend 1-2 shakes per day.

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Posted Fri, 10/08/2010 - 14:51

Hi steve,
Just back into training 99kg,s dropped to 96.5 fat piling off but the muscle gain is keeping me even at the moment. would you think this shake would be good for breakfast and afternoon meal as well as balanced diet I dont want to put on the pounds of fat again. cheers shaun!!

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Posted Mon, 10/11/2010 - 13:15

Hi Shaun,

This is a very nutritionally sound shake. You could definitely use it at those times.

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Posted Mon, 10/11/2010 - 14:22

Cheers steve, thanks!

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Posted Sat, 10/16/2010 - 00:34

Hi everyone... I am a girl, I weight 107 pounds and I am 5'5" and I want to build some muscle but not too much... I just want to look more tone and fuller... Do anybody know how much protein should I eat everyday in order to build/keep my muscle?

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Posted Mon, 10/18/2010 - 14:01

Hi Klaudya,

Here are some articles that can help:

In general for women my advice is about 20 grams of protein every 2.5 to 3 hours.

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Posted Sat, 10/16/2010 - 05:01

May sound stupid, but i dont know what oats to use.

Are porridge oats the right stuff?

many thanks


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Posted Sat, 01/29/2011 - 03:05
paul smith

HI Harley, thats my daughters name!
right only buy organic jumber OATS-Whole basically, theve not been milled which i believe u lose something! There cheep enough and don heat them as this destroys alot of the nutrients, if ur gona eat em soak em in mineral water 4 the day and add honey.
Think of the old legendry strength of the bygone era of scots.

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Posted Tue, 12/14/2010 - 17:50

are their any recipies for a protien shake that can be used for first thing in the morning and also as a recovery shake?and i have a milk it ok to use soy protien insted?

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Posted Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:53

hi rich, can i drink it after launch or dinner

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Posted Mon, 01/03/2011 - 13:07

Hi Ahmad,

You can have this shake at any point in the day when you need both protein and a good complex carb source.

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Posted Tue, 01/04/2011 - 04:00

tried it today, was awesome!

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Posted Tue, 01/04/2011 - 19:30

Does it good if i drink it without protein or eat anything ?

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Posted Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:17

Hi Khoa,

Not sure what your question is?

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Posted Thu, 01/13/2011 - 19:00

Hello, I burn over 500 calories in work out every day and my goal is to get rid of my annoying belly fat. But I also wanna take in protein shakes as I am trying to build muscle. My concern is that if I take in a lot of extra calories, this may not help in losing fat. Should I wait till my belly fat is completely gone before I start taking in extra proteins?

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Posted Fri, 01/14/2011 - 08:26

Hi Vinit,

Too many calories will cause you to add fat. I wouldn't be concerned too much about your intake of a few shakes. You want to take a look at your overall daily intake and make sure it is inline with your goals. Here are some articles I recommend:

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Posted Mon, 01/17/2011 - 01:37

Hi Steve,
Should I have this after the workout and also once for breakfast the day I am expected to workout. Should you have this on the days you are not working out. Thanks, appreciate it.

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Posted Tue, 01/18/2011 - 08:20

Hi Tehzun,

This is a great breakfast choice, and could also be used at any other time of the day when you need protein and carbs, including post-workout.

Off day nutrition should be the same as nutrition on the day you are working out, except for the need for a post-workout meal.

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Posted Sun, 02/06/2011 - 13:45

Thank you for this shake. It'll become a part of my daily meal plan starting today. I recently calculated my nutritional needs and have been trying to do it all with whole foods, but that obviously isn't practical.

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Posted Sat, 04/09/2011 - 23:57
Rene A

Hi everyone,

I'm just beginning gym routine, but Im taking it very seriously .. I have two questions:

- Can I avoid use protein powder?...I prefer for now to keep my diet as natural as possible, but also I would like to know more about it and its effects in the body.

- It is good to drink this shake on the way to the gym?

Thanks for your help...

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Posted Tue, 05/31/2011 - 09:28

Wondering if this shake sits will into a lean gain diet? If not, would be great if someone can give me a make your own shake that I can use as a MRP that I can factor into my overall diet. I think this one probably can, but good to get some feedback


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Posted Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:23

i don want to use any protein poeder like things.. i jus want to build naturally .. help me

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Posted Sun, 07/03/2011 - 09:47

Hi Steve,

is it still good enough to make this shake without protein powders. or what other stuff should i have add to compensate for the protein powder(maybe more oats). actually i don't wanna use protein powder....


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Posted Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:42

I like the shake idea, but how many calories would this be without the protein?

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Posted Wed, 08/17/2011 - 10:32

rebekah if you read above it tells the calories, just subtract the shake

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Posted Fri, 08/19/2011 - 15:47

I lift wieghts for the past months now and trying to build muscle while losing the fat, I usually make a protien shake every morning, and I mean every morning, I don't use whey powder, instead i use 6 egg white, 1 small banana, an apple, 1/2 cup old fashion oats, cinamon powder a little water and ice, this is so delicous without milk. try it, you'll be amazed. And this is about 485 calories folks.

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Posted Fri, 09/30/2011 - 04:57

Would the oatmeal be good with the instant oatmeal packet? It's original flavored? Or would it matter? Also with that being said it'll be for a breakfast MRP from time to time, and being lactose intolerant, would it hurt to use 1 scoop of Dymatize Fusion 7, with a scoop of Dymatize ISO 100 proteins? While using 4 oz of the vanilla soy milk with another 4 oz of water?

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Posted Fri, 09/30/2011 - 09:25

I'm sure that will work fine. You can use whichever protein power is preferable.

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Posted Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:31

This shake seems to be very high in carbs ? Would this be okay to take even though im trying to lose weight ??

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Posted Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:04

Absolutely, as long as your overall daily calories are in check.

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Posted Mon, 02/06/2012 - 07:55

hi steve, i read a few comments which helped me learn a few things , but just wanted ur help to understand my needs better , i am 5'10 and my weight is 58 kgs i look preety slim . but want to gain some mass and muscles too. i am planning to start working out but dont exactly knw where to start from , i mean which suppliments to take and when . either a mass gainer or a whey protien , dont even knw the difference in there too. please advise

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Posted Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:15

I weigh 192 lbs and i want to loose the weight not really interested in muscles would u recommend this shake?

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Posted Thu, 12/01/2011 - 09:51
carolyn Thomas-...

all you need is just the skim milk or soy milk or almond breeze, one banana and oats and your good to go.

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Posted Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:06

Hey steve,
I am 64 kgs,5.6 ht have been working out moderately.Could you please suggest me a diet to build muscle.

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Posted Tue, 02/07/2012 - 02:01
mark B

Hi Steve, just starting out new year new goal i am a 47 year old male wanting to get in shape need to drop a few kilos about 15 really but would also like to build some muscle any ideas for me. much appreciated.

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Posted Wed, 02/15/2012 - 05:55
Anwar Husain Shaikh

Hi Steve,

I m a male 28yrs old weight 87kgs.I wish to have a lean muscle body.I Work out daily Except Sunday. 3Day circuit and 3 day Weights.

I want ot lose 25kgs. is it possible and how.I do take 2 Scoopes of Isopure Zero Carbs Daily.

Please advise

Anwar husain.

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Posted Tue, 02/21/2012 - 15:36

Hi Steve,

Lots of good comments on here. I like the idea of the shake with oats etc.
I have just starting weight training. I am doing German volume training as recommend if I want to build muscle fast.
I weight 160 pounds and wondered how many calories I should be having each day as I don't easy put weight on?
I already take a gainer supplement with protein and carbs. I dont have much body fat and was told skinny guys find it harder to put muscle mass on. Do you have any ideas? I have been on loads of websites but can get confusing.

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Posted Sun, 03/25/2012 - 18:28
Eric Wickline

excellent!!!! thank you very much for the simple yet tasty recipe :-)

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Posted Tue, 04/24/2012 - 03:56

can i have a protein shake for breakfast AND after my workout or is that over doing it. I usually have a fruit smoothie in the mornings anyway i just dont add protein but thinking i should