Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe – Easy Protein Shake

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This banana protein smoothie recipe is a perfectly sweet delicious protein shake. Enjoy this banana vanilla protein shake as an easy breakfast smoothie or afternoon snack. 

Made with ripe bananas, unsweetened almond milk, and vanilla protein powder this protein banana smoothie recipe is simple and tasty.

The use of vanilla protein powder in this delicious banana protein shake recipe adds an extra 26 grams of protein. Whereas almond milk adds healthy fats making this one of my best breakfast smoothie recipes to start the day. 

healthy Banana Protein Smoothie

Healthy smoothies make the perfect breakfast when you are short on time, or running out the door. They are a delicious way to enjoy something filling, healthy, and tasty. 

What You Will Need to Make a Banana Protein Smoothie 

This healthy breakfast smoothie is made with simple ingredients. The key ingredients are bananas and protein powder. 

  • 1 fresh banana
  • ​1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • a few ice cubes 

You have the option to use a fresh or frozen banana. When your bananas are getting spots, and no one is interested in eating them you can then slice them into smaller pieces and place them in Ziploc bags in the freezer. Frozen bananas are great for making banana smoothies because they eliminate the need for adding extra ice. 

For the milk, you can truly use your milk of choice. My favorite non-dairy milk to use is almond and cashew milk. You can also try using coconut milk or oat milk if you’d like. 

When it comes to protein powder, this comes down to personal preference. I always like to check out different protein powders to see what is good and what isn’t.

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For this banana protein smoothie, I am using an organic vanilla chai vegan protein powder. It is delicious, and my 11 year old daughter makes this banana protein shake almost every day. It’s become her signature drink. You can find it online here: protein powder

ingredients banana protein smoothie recipe

You will also need a high speed blender. I have this Vitamix blender, and I love it. It’s available online here: Vitamix Blender. There are also many different blenders available online for different price ranges, and abilities. You can find those here: Blenders

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How to Make a Banana Protein Shake 

First, pour the almond milk (or other milk of choice) into the blender. 

almond milk smoothie

Next, add the banana to the blender. 

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Then add the vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. 

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Lastly, add the protein powder to the blender.

vanilla chai vegan protein powder

If you are suing fresh banana, then add a few ice cubes to the blender.

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Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Then pour into a tall glass.

banana vanilla protein shake

Healthy Banana Protein Shake Recipe

Pop in a straw and enjoy this tasty banana protein smoothie. Drink it at home in a large glass, or take it to go in a shaker bottle or insulated tumbler. 

We love these tall highball glasses for smoothies. If you are taking your smoothie to-go then you will want to check out these smoothie glasses with bamboo lids or these insulated smoothie tumblers.

how to make a banana protein shake

This healthy protein shake recipe is part of a heart-healthy diet and contains plenty of protein. 

Banana Protein Smoothie recipe

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Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe - Easy Protein Shake

Banana Protein Smoothie Recipe - Easy Protein Shake

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This banana protein smoothie recipe is a perfectly sweet delicious protein shake. Enjoy this banana vanilla protein shake any time of day.


  • 1 fresh banana
  • ​1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • a few ice cubes


  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve and enjoy
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 33.1gFiber: 3.8gSugar: 13.4gProtein: 26g

nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.

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