No Powder, No Problem - Tuna Protein Shake Recipe

Tuna Protein Shake
Out of protein powder? No problem! This great tasting protein shake combines canned tuna with banana, milk, honey and peanut butter.

Nutrition Facts

  • 703
  • 52
  • 64
  • 29.5
  • Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased gains and decreased bodyfat.


  • 1 can of Tuna, packed in water, drained
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 medium Banana
  • 2 cups Milk (No less than 2% fat)

Cooking Instructions

Don't fear the tuna shake! This shake actually tastes a lot better than it sounds.

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until extremely smooth.

Serving Suggestions

Makes one shake.

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Posted Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:19

Hi, anyone know if its ok if I substitute the tuna with chicken? Is there any side effects?

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Posted Mon, 04/03/2017 - 02:27

Shake I use;
1 tin tuna
1 banana
2 tbs peanut butter smooth
Either 1tbs hunny or 1tbs Nutella for taste
Half a cup of oats
1 1/2 cups whole milk
If it's a morning I also throw in 1 and a 1/2 tbs of coffee
1tbs creatine some times not cause I often run out and forget to buy haha

Actually tastes ok... takes a bit of getting used to but packs on the weight better than any powder I've tried... and I do feel like I've got more energy throughout the day. Just brush your teeth afterwards of your breath will smell rank... burps rank too lol

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Posted Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:17

"This shake actually tastes a lot better than it sounds." - well that lie is a little misleading!

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Posted Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:36

Didn't like it :c

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Posted Thu, 01/01/2015 - 11:43

I drank tuna shakes for many years during my college and bodybuilding years. My favorite recipe was 3 cans tuna strained, a cup of oats, 2 cups crystal lite ice tea.

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Posted Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:53
John Reginald

I drank this and got huge! I threw up afterwards but that was just all the wuss leaving my body

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Posted Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:14

Am a begginer in gym need tips n help to perform

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Posted Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:47

Hi am a new..want to ask is recipe work really becoz 2months ago I used the golden gold premium whey
is nice to drink but I didn't see any improvement from me..before taking this product my weight was 63.5 only want some body and keep fit and looking nice..
my instructor at gym have been balance my meal as ,steam veg,fish or chicken grill,green salads,b-bread with pi nuts butter , wish I to prepare my self a good fresh protein without side effect and save money

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Posted Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:18

This tastes disgusting so bad dont bother.

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Posted Sat, 03/22/2014 - 07:40

Terrible taste :) but good for gainzzz :D

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Posted Fri, 06/28/2013 - 00:27

Is This Recipe Good For Muscle Building ? When Should I Take It ? Before Or After Workout ?

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Posted Sat, 06/29/2013 - 02:04
Kevin mahoney

Before a workout I would suggest, post workout fast digest protein would be more suitable, and in this recipe they are using milk, which is slow release, not exactly what you need after the gym.

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Posted Sat, 06/22/2013 - 05:20
Kevin mahoney

I am however sceptical about the calorie content, I have worked out the macros on my calorie calculator and according to that the calories are coming out at around the 850cal mark, rather than the mentioned 700. So be careful, the calories will varie significantly depending on brand etc.

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Posted Thu, 03/14/2013 - 16:42

I substituted the milk with almond milk and used raw honey. Taste Great. I could not taste the tuna at all.

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Posted Mon, 03/04/2013 - 07:53

I tried this shake for the first time the other day, blended great!.. Anyone know a replacement i could use for the peanut butter? I really don't like it, tried to get used to it in small amounts but just makes me feel sick..

I was thinking of just taking the peanut butter out and replacing that with just some other nut.. Almonds? Cashews?..

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Posted Mon, 02/10/2014 - 14:40

Imma replace the peanut butter with Nuetlla as i think it can add a little bit more calories, and because i dnt really like peanut butter that much, try it. gd luck :)

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Posted Wed, 01/02/2013 - 10:12

Try this one 1 tub of low fat cottage cheese 1 banana half pint of 0.1% fat free milk put the cottage cheese into a siv and run water over it until you have only the chunks left reason for this is to get rid of the salt put all the ingredients into a blender with 4 ice cubes and blend on full power for 3 minutes makes a beautiful protein shake enjoy

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Posted Sun, 12/09/2012 - 15:55

is there any alternative for tuna?, or do you have to use tuna? to be honest im just looking for a protein shake i could make without protein powder? please help me out

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Posted Thu, 10/10/2013 - 23:57
Ricky Johanivis

1% milk, nesquick powder. pretty easy and cheap

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Posted Fri, 11/30/2012 - 08:17

425 g can? Or smaller ones

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Posted Fri, 11/30/2012 - 05:33
Kepala jubur mu

Can you segregate the amounts of protein from each source? Assuming one can of tuna has approx 20g pf protein, could the remaining 32g actually come from peanut butter, honey, banana and milk?

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Posted Fri, 11/30/2012 - 10:38

In this recipe, the vast majority of the protein will be from tuna. Use a Large can of Tuna.

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Posted Wed, 06/19/2013 - 08:41
Kevin mahoney

A standard can of tuna is around the 32g of protein mark, added to that you have got 10-11g of protein per glass (2 glasses) peanut butter around another 15g from that. So that's how it adds up.

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Posted Tue, 06/26/2012 - 08:35

i tried this today for the first time and i was sceptical of trying it after making it but i did anyway, i never used a bannana as me and the wife are going away soon and they would of gone off by the time we got back so i used an orange its suprisingly nice as you dont taste the tuna as much as the peanut butter, enjoyed it thankkyou :)