- 1 ½ - 2 cups almond milk
- 1 banana
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 – 2 tablespoons honey, to taste
- 1 scoop pea protein
- 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- A few ice cubes (optional)
This is the exact protein shake that the one and only Elvis used to drink. Blend this up and the ladies will go crazy.
Okay, so this is sort of a “cop out” on what would actually be Elvis’ favorite protein shake. Of course as most people know, he loved to chow down on sandwiches with the strange combination of banana, peanut butter and bacon. And believe it or not, I’ve had actually had a smoothie with these ingredients and it was good! It was at a hospital snack bar in Virginia. The woman behind the counter said her daughter was the mastermind behind the crazy flavors including this one and that the secret ingredient was bacon bits. Hmm. I still want to try that at some point, I just haven’t dared yet. Although, I’m thinking I’d use real turkey bacon and crumble it up. That would have to taste better than bacon bits.
In the meantime, this is still a darn good protein shake and it comes pretty close to its namesake inspiration, minus the bacon. The combination of banana, peanut butter and honey is Delicious with a capital D. I use unflavored almond milk and plain pea protein to keep the flavors pure but vanilla would probably be good too. This is a classic protein shake. I drink this one a lot after a PM workout before I turn in for the night. You can probably add any ingredient you want to peanut butter and banana and it would taste amazing. That’s one combo that is tough to top!
Now, to master the bacon…
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.