Peanut Butter Banana Bulking Protein Shake Recipe

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Written By: M&S Writers
April 28th, 2010
Updated: January 5th, 2018
Categories: Recipes Protein Shakes
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Peanut Butter Banana Bulking Protein Shake Recipe
A good protein shake for bulking. Ingredients include your favorite protein powder, banana and peanut butter.
Nutrition Facts
  • 498
  • 58
  • 44.3
  • 11.2
Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased lean muscle and decreased bodyfat.


  • 8 oz skim milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 scoops of whey protein powder

Cooking Instructions

Place ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can also use whole milk and additional peanut butter, and turn this protein shake into a higher calorie weight gainer. Nutritional information for this recipe based on 2 scoops of whey protein blend and a medium banana. By using whole milk instead of skim milk, and by adding an additional tbsp of peanut butter, this shake would provide over 600 calories. Recipe provided by Jmango.

Serving Suggestions

Makes one protein drink.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:23

Can cows milk be replaced with a milk alternative, say almond or hazelnut milk?

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Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2023 - 20:43

It could, but it may not come out the exact same, and you would have to alter the calories if you're tracking macros.

Ryan MacKay
Posted on: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 20:33

It’s super thick going down but honestly it’s worth it I can tell this is high is protein and calories.

Sandra Du Toit
Posted on: Wed, 01/19/2022 - 04:27

Just want to find out, how much is a scoop?

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Posted on: Fri, 01/21/2022 - 17:55

This depends on the type of protein you use, Sandra. Each brand has its own scoop size.

Posted on: Mon, 08/15/2022 - 07:51

Don't worry about the amounts Sandra - just the quality of the ingredients you add.

My post from 2012 has changed a bit to add calories and when I have the morning shake but still similar. Now have before workout as I was always thinking about food instead of the lift )

Similar shake for over 2 decades...

frozen strawberries and blueberries
whole oats - I use coffee grinder to powderize a bit
natural peanut butter
protein powder
2% milk
left over morning coffee. I do second pour over on my grounds and stick in freezer for a bit to cool
vanilla ice cream (might want to leave out depending on goals -)

probably about 1200+ calories - adjust as necessary.

Good luck - cool once you get into a routine and find you've done this for years...

Don't forget chewable food too.

Simple rule - If the ingredient list has 5 or less items listed - eat it. If more don't touch it. Just ROT obviously - everything as exceptions.

Steak, chick, pork - 1 ingredient
Potatoes - 1 ingredient
Avocado - 1 ingredient
Ice Cream I get - 4 ingredients
Some cottage cheese (dozen ingredients...?)
One I get 5...

Matthew Ward
Posted on: Fri, 04/02/2021 - 11:40

So good! Very thick! Delicious taste and all the flavors just come together to make a delicious protein drink! Definitely would recommend

Jeniffer alejandro
Posted on: Fri, 12/18/2020 - 00:23

Any kind of whey protein powder to used?

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Posted on: Fri, 12/18/2020 - 09:17

Hey Jeniffer - any kind will do.

Mathias Nissen
Posted on: Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:49

How could an ideal peanut butter banana protein shake look like at about 1000 calories?

I use both strawberry and chocolate whey protein.

In grams please as I am not american.

Thank you in advance! :)

Posted on: Sun, 06/23/2019 - 16:52

I really need to gain weight wanna know what kind shake thatvis good to put on weight fast. Pkease i need help to gain

Had enuff
Posted on: Sun, 03/04/2018 - 13:22

I'm 43 yrs old about 6ft tall and weigh a buck 50. I want to gain about 20 -25 ponds. I do have some definition to me but I'm looking to build muscles. I have a very high metabolism so keep anything on me is difficult. I've been working out when I get the chance,and eating protein bars and taking various pills none of it is working,. What are some other options that could help me out?

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Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:01

Hi Had,

Check this article out:

Hope this helps!

salahddine loubat
Posted on: Mon, 10/05/2020 - 20:12

use peanut butter and chocolate milk and banana delicious shake and weight gainer really fast

Posted on: Mon, 02/02/2015 - 20:42

I drink pure weigh protein shakes, would this shake be better for gaining mass than just a regular shake ?

Posted on: Sat, 10/25/2014 - 14:24

Mixing this with 20oz of water or 17oz of whole milk along with a cup of oats and a dab of honey for flavor and this becomesa 1800 calorie. Breakfast shake guaranteed to give you gains

Posted on: Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:31

i thought water is better since the protein and milk aren't really compatible

Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2014 - 04:46

Can I use ON's serious mass instead of whey protien

Posted on: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 09:24

Just reading some of these comments and wow lol some of you ppl are complete idiots. Just straight up morons

Posted on: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 03:07

It's better with coconut milk

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Frederick Ned
Posted on: Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:04

I tried this shake with 2 scoops of chocolate peanut butter protein, 2% or 5% milk, tablespoon of cinnamon, tablespoon of peanut butter, 5 grams of micronized creatine in my blender or shaker cup with some ice, great drink after I workout.

Carter Barker
Posted on: Sat, 08/13/2022 - 14:11


Posted on: Sat, 07/13/2013 - 04:27

Will these shake make you gain weight and build muscle?

Posted on: Tue, 06/04/2013 - 10:16

I Just used this recipe for my first protein shake, and it wasn't that bad. Then again it was probably amazing compared to other protein drinks.

old dad 03
Posted on: Sun, 05/19/2013 - 06:53

To double the calories of this shake use 6 cups of whole milk and 2 tbsp of peanut butter.

Posted on: Sat, 05/11/2013 - 19:23

Oats,milk,chocolate chip icecream ,peanut butter try it

Posted on: Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:37

I am 13 years old and being bullied at school because I am weight ( 5'5"/162lbs). I have started walking 45 minutes a day and working with weights to build my upper body/tone. What type of breakfast shake to you recommend.

namish bassi
Posted on: Mon, 01/03/2022 - 03:26

What you would want to do is find a smoothie that is high in protein but low in calories.
try the banana strawberry smoothie

Posted on: Fri, 04/19/2013 - 20:29

I think everyone is under-rating "real" food - lean meat, beans, green veggies, etc :-)

Andreia Cordeiro
Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2013 - 17:48

I do this for breakfast most of the days:
1 scoop of Aptonia Whey Protein Isolate Chocolate
1 Banana
125ml Almond Milk

and after training (I'm a dancer with classes Mon-Frid from 6pm to 10pm) I usually do this:
1 or 2 scoops of Myfusion Probiotic Series Whey Protein Strawberry
200ml water

I'm on a path of losing those last bits of fat and get definition. Oh and I'm 21, 5'3 and since this morning 112lbs.
What do you think? I would really like some advice and opinions please :)

Posted on: Tue, 01/08/2013 - 20:36

Don't buy whey protein isolates!!!! Also, don't mix with eggs as they will slow down the protein assimilation which is counterproductive to consuming after your workout.

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:24

Sometimes I'm mixing whey protein powder with milk is it good or bad?

Posted on: Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:14

I am a vegetarian and I am training for my tennis season. I want to build more muscle but I don't eat large quantities of food at once. Would you recommend more protein shakes or carbo loading for me to bulk up?

Posted on: Sat, 10/13/2012 - 00:13

A quality casein protein powder mixed with light or skim milk will make a good before bed protein shake. It comes in all the same flavors as whey protein. Casein protein promotes a sustained anti-catabolic environment while you sleep. I would sustain from mixing in fruits or peanut butter right before bed.

Posted on: Mon, 10/01/2012 - 16:35

Hi! I am 30 female, 112 pounds, 5ft, I've been working out for about 3 months. I am looking to get toned and get mucsle definition. I can only go to the gym 7pm-9pm I dont' like to eat that late, so I am trying to find a good protein shake (peanut butter taste preferably ;) that I can drink after the gym right before bed. also, that won't make me gain weight and will help re-build muscle. Please advise :) thx!

Posted on: Tue, 05/29/2012 - 16:43

Try this one... I have it every morning after gym

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup quick oats (blend alone first or use food processor to create power form)
1 tbs natural peanut butter ( I like teddie )
2 cups skim milk
2 scoops favorite chocolate protein powder

Never measured it but probably about 7-8 hundred calories

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2012 - 23:33

Wow realy its superb thanx...

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2012 - 18:43

i don't drink milk. the protein powder i use mixes with water. is it still any good without the milk??

Posted on: Fri, 04/27/2012 - 20:06

can you use any protein powder like Serious Mass Protein? because this Protein powder calls for 2 large scoops of it and milk.. can you just add these ingredients and provide more protein for bulking up?

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2012 - 16:12

Thanks for your response Steve, if I added oats to the shake how much oats would I add?

Also, what would the oats do as it relates to my goal of "trying to gain weight and build muscle"?

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Posted on: Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:10

Hard to say. I would try a half cup max at first and see what the texture is like.

Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2012 - 00:59

I am :
Trying to gain weight and build muscle.
Gender = Male
Age = 32
Weight = 170 lbs
Height = 68 inches
I do zero exercise.

According to the BMR calculator I need "2125 Calories Per Day".

Can this shake be used as a complete meal replacement?

If it cannot be used as a meal replacement can you suggest a liquid meal replacement or how can I modify the recipe to be a complete liquid meal replacement ?

What is the effect of adding the oats to the recipe?

(The reason I focus on liquid meal replacement is that given my current work and living situation liquid meal replacements would just be easier to work and more convenient with.....for now)

I appreciate any help you can provide.

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Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2012 - 10:58

This is a very good meal replacement shake choice.

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2012 - 01:23

Make it Vegan:

Substitute skim milk for almond milk (tastes a helluvalot better) or hemp milk (see below).
Substitute whey for hemp protein (is a complete protein with all essential amino acids).

Posted on: Sat, 02/18/2012 - 14:48

crunchy peanut butter might be a good twist.

Posted on: Sun, 02/12/2012 - 10:36

This is a really good protein shake, I use it often during the week. FYI, recently I started adding those little Via packs of instant coffee from Starbucks. If you like coffee and need a little afternoon jolt, this works great. I know it sounds strange, but somehow the peanutbutter, banana, chcolate, and coffee tast all come together.

Posted on: Fri, 02/10/2012 - 14:49

How can I modify this drink making it low calorie, and at what time of the day should I drink this?.

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:52

does the whey powder has to be w/o flavor? example: i have Gold Standard 100 whey(extreme milk choc)

daniel eckert
Posted on: Sun, 12/04/2011 - 21:20

throw in sum oatmeal