Recipe: Banana “Nutella” Protein Shake

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If you’re looking for a delicious, creamy milkshake without all the guilt, look no further. I’m a bit of a protein snob, I admit it. I was convinced at one point in time that ALL protein powders were chalky, gritty, and had a horrible aftertaste. That’s true for many of them, which made me pleasantly surprised to find Plexus P96. I loved that it has 15 grams of grass-fed cold pressed whey protein, is non-GMO, contains over 20 vitamins and minerals, 0g of added sugar, and no artificial ingredients or preservatives. AND it actually tasted good! But then Plexus went and did what Plexus is best at… they raised the bar. They heard the voices of those of us with the MTHFR gene mutation and improved on an already great product by offering it with methylated folate instead of folic acid. I was THRILLED when they announced the new Lean protein powders. They come in both Vanilla and Chocolate for a grass-fed whey option, and a Chocolate Mocha vegan option. All the same great things to love plus more vitamins, minerals and nutrients. These top of the line protein powders can be blended a ton of different ways to create delicious treats like this one. Banana “Nutella” is my personal favorite, but I’ll be sharing more delicious options soon! If you’d like to try these powders for yourself, simply send me a message or click here and I’ll get you taken care of!

Did you know true Nutella is LOADED with sugar, oils, and other less than desirable ingredients? No bueno. So instead I use plain, roasted almond butter and unsweetened cocoa to accomplish the same concept without all the gunk!

Banana "Nutella" Protein Shake

Servings 1


  • 1 scoop Lean Chocolate Protein Powder **Or Vanilla, plus 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 tsp. ground flaxseed
  • 2 T. almond butter
  • 1 c. spinach
  • 8-10 oz. coconut milk or other unsweetened milk of choice
  • ice cubes, if desired


  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

    **If using an fresh (non-frozen) banana, you will want more ice to get a nice, frozen milkshake texture. Use more or less ice and milk to achieve your perfect thickness.