Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Drink


A delicious homemade Protein Drink! Rich in chocolate and peanut butter flavors, it includes 18 grams of protein, and it’s made with handful of simple ingredients. So refreshing and perfectly easy to make!

Easy Homemade Protein Drink

Are you tired of those shelf stable protein drinks that have an incredibly long list of ingredients, many of which are hard to read and pronounce? They often leave us to wonder if they’re really healthy or more of just a marketing gimmick.

This frothy protein shake is made up of natural ingredients, it has a fresher taste, and it has a velvety delicious chocolate peanut butter flavor that will leave you craving more!

It’s also easy to customize (see ideas below) which is another great thing about making it from scratch, you can use up what you have on hand.

It makes a tempting addition to breakfast (chocolate for breakfast? Yes please!), a tasty midday snack, or great kickstart to enjoy before a workout. And you’ll love that it tastes far more natural than many of those you’ll buy.

What’s not to love here?

Then as a side note if you are looking for more ways to use up a big jar of peanut butter powder try it in oatmeal, add to smoothies, mix in yogurt, add to pancakes, or sprinkle over fruit like apples. It’s delicious!

Ingredients needed to make a protein drink from scratch.

Protein Drink Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk, preferably higher protein milk such as Fairlife
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter powder, such as this
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp (heaping) stevia blend, (such as this)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • Ice, for serving

How to Make a Protein Drink from Scratch

  1. In a blender combine all ingredients.
  2. Cover and process about 10 seconds until well blended.
  3. Serve over ice or chill in refrigerator.

What if I Don’t Own a Blender?

  • This protein shake can also be made in a mason jar with shaker ball or in a blender bottle.
  • Just shake well and let it rest for about 30 seconds then shake again, this will help break up those tiny cocoa clumps.

Protein drink shown in blender before and after mixing.

Possible Variations

Note that calorie/fat/protein count may increase or decrease with some of these changes in this list.

  • Try it with 2 Tbsp regular peanut butter in place of the 3 Tbsp peanut butter powder.
  • For a creamier option use all milk no water. Or use 2% milk in place of skim milk.
  • If you have regular cocoa powder that will work in place of Dutch process cocoa.
  • Try other sweeteners. Maple syrup, honey, monk fruit sweetener, erythritol, are all good choices (note that you’ll need a larger quantity of these noted, stevia is very concentrated). Even a well ripened banana could sweeten it nicely.
  • I like to use a milk with a higher protein count here but you can just as well use regular milk the protein count will just be a little less.

Shelf Life

  • This drink should keep well in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

When to Drink a Protein Drink?

  • If you are wondering when the ideal time is to drink a protein drink is I recommend checking out this article here.
  • The time will vary depending on whether your  is to gain muscle, lose weight or to improve exercise performance and recovery.

Chocolate peanut butter protein drink served with ice.

More Tasty Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipes

Homemade chocolate protein drink. Served on a stack of small plates with chocolate and peanuts to show flavor. Shown with weights in the back ground.

Protein Drink

A delicious homemade protein drink! Rich in chocolate and peanut butter flavors, it includes 18 grams of protein, and it’s made with handful of simple ingredients. So refreshing and perfectly easy to make!

Servings: 1

Prep3 minutes

Ready in: 3 minutes

  • In a blender combine all ingredients.

  • Cover and process about 10 seconds until well blended.

  • Serve over ice or chill in refrigerator.

  • For more flavor you can add 1 Tbsp additional peanut butter powder or a pinch of salt.
  • If you want a creamier drink use 1 1/2 cups milk, no water.

Nutrition Facts

Protein Drink

Amount Per Serving

Calories 203
Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g

Cholesterol 7mg2%

Sodium 126mg5%

Potassium 534mg15%

Carbohydrates 18g6%

Fiber 6g25%

Sugar 14g16%

Protein 28g56%

Vitamin A 575IU12%

Calcium 352mg35%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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