Banana Nut-Butter Protein Shake

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This protein shake is a great pick-me-up when you’re finding it hard to get going in the morning; or a quick breakfast when you’re too rushed to have a sit-down meal.  I don’t actually have too many sit-down breakfasts, except on holidays… I always seem to be eating on the run.  The other day I even had breakfast in the shower!   (There’s a very handy shelf right next to the shower – perfect for a breakfast-in-a-glass…) So obviously smoothies and protein shakes are a great brekkie for me!

Next time you make your own Nut Butter, try this protein shake. Leave a few tablespoons of the nut butter in the Thermomix bowl, add the almonds and grind them up. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend. Saves trying to scrape all the nut butter out.

This makes enough for 3-5 people, depending how big your glasses are.

Banana Nut-Butter Protein Shake
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  1. 100g raw almonds (or macadamias or cashews)
  2. 3 heaped Tbspns of nut butter (I don't really measure)
  3. 2 Tbspns or so of pure maple syrup (or preferred sweetener)
  4. 2 fresh bananas, broken in half
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract (opt.)
  6. 1 raw egg (preferably free-range, organic)
  7. 200g ice cubes
  8. 500g filtered water
  1. Grind up your almonds (or other nuts) on speed 9 for 10 seconds.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix on speed 9 for 1-2 minutes, until smooth.
Quirky Cooking

Note: You can use pre-made almond milk instead of the nuts and water if you like.

The kids love this protein shake!

(And our bird thinks she would like it too…)



  1. Anna Koetz says:

    How much almond milk would you use (instead of almonds & water)?

  2. Liv says:

    My kids love this too! We are totally allergy free at our place (mum, dad n 4 kids, 6 and under) but I love to mix up their diets and serve a range of whole foods. This is a great drink that they love to play guess the ingredients with;)

  3. Carlie says:

    Made this this morning! Was super delish. I did 50g cashews and 50g cooked quinoa as well as replaced th water with almond milk. My 15 month old loved it. Thank you for the lovely recipe.

  4. Amber says:

    This was amazing! trying to wean my son off dairy and this was a winner! He wants more. Thank you!

  5. Cara says:

    Hi Jo could i leave the raw egg out…. and or sub with pea protien powder? My son doesent like raw egg

  6. Tash says:

    This was absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait for the kids to get home to try it!

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