BlendJet Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake

BlendJet Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake has the comforting flavors of apple pie fused with the satisfying taste of peanut butter. Learn how to make at home!


“Excellent post-workout recovery drink. Also nice as a breakfast replacement, keeps me full until lunch.”

🙂 Jack W.

Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake, a popular BlendJet smoothie recipe, offers the comforting flavors of a classic apple pie fused with the rich, satisfying taste of peanut butter, all wrapped up in a wholesome, energizing protein shake.

The ripe banana adds a natural sweetness and creamy base, perfectly complementing the nutty depth of the peanut butter and the fresh, tangy kick from the apple juice. A scoop of whey protein powder amps up the protein content, making this shake an ideal post-workout treat or a filling breakfast option. A dash of cinnamon not only brings a warm spice that ties all the flavors together but also evokes a sense of nostalgia with every sip.

This protein shake is a powerhouse of nutrients. Bananas are a great source of potassium, essential for heart health and muscle function. Peanut butter, aside from being incredibly satisfying, provides healthy fats, fiber, and protein, contributing to a feeling of fullness and sustained energy levels. The whey protein powder is excellent for muscle repair and growth, making this shake a fantastic choice for fitness enthusiasts. Apple juice offers a dose of antioxidants, while cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties and can help regulate blood sugar levels.

Key Ingredients

The BlendJet Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake smoothie ingredients are:


Health Benefits

Bananas
Bananas

BananasBananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.
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Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter

Peanut ButterPeanuts are a South American legume that are actually closely related to beans. They are loaded with high-quality plant-based protein, healthy fats, and a rich antioxidant profile that includes isoflavones, p-coumaric acid, phytic acid, and phytosterols. Peanuts have been associated with gallstone prevention, reduced risk of heart disease, and the prevention of environmental cell damage.
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Pineapple Juice
Pineapple Juice

Pineapple JuicePineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.
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Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
Nonfat Dry Milk Powder

MilkMilk, mainly from cows, sheep, and goats, has been consumed through out the world for thousands of years. It is protein-rich and packed with important nutrients including, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and selenium. Milk is known to benefit bone health and may prevent osteoporosis.
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Whey Protein Powder
Whey Protein Powder

Whey Protein PowderWhey protein powder is the most highly studied nutritional supplement readily available, providing great nutritional value and numerous health benefits. In addition to high quality protein, it also contains bioactive peptides called lactokinins. Whey protein powder promotes muscle growth and maintenance, helps lower blood pressure, can lessen the effects of Type 2 diabetes, and reduces inflammation.
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Cinnamon
Cinnamon

CinnamonCinnamon is an ancient spice that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It is high in powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols, and is loaded with cinnamaldehyde, which also provides significant health benefits. Cinnamon is a known anti-inflammatory, helps reduce cholesterol, improves sensitivity to insulin, and aids in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
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Equipment Needed

BlendJet Smoothie Making Tools
BlendJet Smoothie Making Tools

A standard blender is all that is required to make BlendJet smoothies. If you are making a smoothie for just one person, we recommend using the amazingly portable BlendJet 2 as as it is quick to set up and very easy to clean. 

If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.

For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.


How To Make The Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake

The BlendJet Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake smoothie is very easy to make:

  • Step 1: Place banana, peanut butter, apple juice, milk, whey protein powder, and cinnamon into a BlendJet blender and secure the lid.
  • Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
  • Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Recipe Tips And Substitutions

For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.

If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.

If you’re looking to switch things up, almond butter or cashew butter can be great alternatives to peanut butter, offering a different flavor profile and the same creamy texture.

For those who are dairy-free or vegan, substituting the whey protein with a plant-based protein powder and using almond or oat milk instead of cow’s milk can easily make this shake suitable for your dietary needs.

Adding a handful of spinach or kale can boost the nutritional value without overpowering the delicious flavors of the shake.

Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake in a glass, on my kitchen counter, surrounded by fresh fruit and peanuts.

BlendJet Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe

BlendJet Apple Peanut Butter Protein Shake has the comforting flavors of apple pie fused with the satisfying taste of peanut butter. Learn how to make at home!
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Course: Smoothie Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BlendJet, smoothie recipes, smoothies
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Elle Kenwood

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place banana, peanut butter, apple juice, milk, whey protein powder, and cinnamon into a BlendJet blender and secure the lid.
  • Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
  • Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Notes

  1. For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
  2. If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
  3. If you're looking to switch things up, almond butter or cashew butter can be great alternatives to peanut butter, offering a different flavor profile and the same creamy texture.
  4. For those who are dairy-free or vegan, substituting the whey protein with a plant-based protein powder and using almond or oat milk instead of cow's milk can easily make this shake suitable for your dietary needs.
  5. Adding a handful of spinach or kale can boost the nutritional value without overpowering the delicious flavors of the shake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 232mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g

Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use fresh apples instead of apple juice in this protein shake?

Certainly! Using a fresh apple, particularly a sweet variety like Fuji or Honeycrisp, can add a lovely crisp texture and a more natural apple flavor to the shake. You might need to add a bit more liquid, such as water or additional milk, to achieve the desired consistency. Plus, using a whole apple increases the fiber content, making the shake even more satisfying and gut-friendly.

Is there a non-dairy alternative to whey protein powder that I can use in this shake?

Yes, there are several excellent non-dairy protein powders available, such as those made from peas, rice, hemp, or soy, which can be used as a direct substitute for whey protein in this shake. These plant-based proteins cater to various dietary needs while still providing the essential amino acids necessary for muscle repair and growth. Just be sure to choose a flavor that complements the other ingredients, such as vanilla or unflavored, to maintain the delicious taste of your shake.


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