peanut butter-banana-coffee shake
A few months back I took part in With Food + Love‘s “21 Days to Lean and Green” program. It’s a three week mind and body reboot, focusing on slowing down and putting yourself, and your health, first. It was a great experience – Sherrie is a constant and thoughtful encouragement, and in that short time she gave a lot of great tools to help me stop and think about not only what I am eating, but why I am eating it. If you are looking for a little New Year motivation to work on healthy eating habits, this is a great place to start. The course consists of a 45 minute coaching session, 100+ plant-based seasonal recipes, unlimited email support, great handouts and resources, plus much more (which you can read about here). While my healthy eating is constantly in flux, I’ve found myself going back to recipes and handouts from this program when I need to refocus. There are also a few things Sherrie spoke to me over the phone that were so helpful to my personal food struggles, and they have really inspired me make better choices in my daily life.(Sherrie’s next session is starting soon, and if you sign up now and mention this post, you can take 10% the Lean and Green program.)
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Peanut Butter-Banana-Coffee Shake
This peanut butter shake is a little revamp of Sherrie’s Chamomile and Coconut Mango Milkshake.
Start with 1/4 cup coffee – add more if more liquid is needed. A handful of cacao nibs would also be good here.

1/2 cup coconut cream
1/4-1/2 cup cold coffee
2 bananas, frozen and cut into pieces
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a good pinch of salt

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until combined. (If the mixture is too thick, add more coffee a little bit at a time. Milk could also be added.)

To make the coconut cream: Refrigerate a can of full fat coconut milk for at least 2 hours. Once chilled, the liquid will sink to the bottom and the coconut cream will stay on the top. Open the can and scoop out a 1/2 cup.
peanut butter-banana-coffee shake

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30 Responses to peanut butter-banana-coffee shake

  1. darling sarah! if one was not a coffee lover (me) 🙂 – what liquid would you advise adding instead? i’d love to try this!

  2. This is beautiful and right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my word! Just tried this recipe this evening and it is delicious! New favorite combination. Thank you!!

  4. This is definitely appearing on for my breakfast soon. I just love the coconut cream and coffee mix.

  5. Iryna says:

    Dear Sarah,
    Thank you so much for the new recipe, I will certainly cook this cocktail as I am a big coffee lover. I am fascinated by your blog, you always inspire new ideas! To show my gratitude and appreciation, I would like to share a very good free app with you. It is called Carde and it is at I’ve discovered recently. All image content of top social networks is there, so it saves time. I will be looking forward to your feedback. Thank you again and have a magic winter time! I will be waiting impatiently for your new recipes!

  6. Laura says:

    I was lucky enough to meet Sherrie last Fall and gosh, I can imagine how supportive and helpful she would be in a health-coaching scenario–exactly the kind of person you want in your corner. Wishing you all wonderful things and vibrant health in 2015, Sarah! Wish I could sip one of these shakes with you and catch up 🙂 xo

  7. Oh, how beautiful! And it sounds so tasty too – I bet that extra pinch of salt really makes a difference in it 🙂

    I’ve seen so much about coconut milk lately. I really need to use it more!

  8. okay you had me at coffee, this sounds like the most perfect way to wake up each morning

  9. Gigi Guerrette says:

    – Peanut Butter, Banana, Coffee AND Coconut Cream? Oh, my …. I shall have nothing else on my mind ’til I make this beverage! Perfection.

  10. Tieghan says:

    So pretty, Sarah! I love these flavors! 🙂

  11. Sherrie says:

    Dearest Sarah,

    Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words. This post is beautiful and you are one of the greats.

    xo sherrie

  12. I just got a nutria bullet for Xmas. I love every ingredient in this. Perfect!!!!!!

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  14. Kathryn says:

    Just from reading Sherrie’s blog, I can quite see how she can be such an inspiration. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2015 for you and the family Sarah : )

  15. My hubby makes something similar, but he uses coffee grounds. The brewed coffee would make for much smoother shake. Love your napkins BTW! 🙂

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  17. Melina says:

    Just discover your blog and each recipe is amazing ! Really like all your recipes ! Thank you !

    Melina xx

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  21. Flavors sound incredible! LOVE banana and peanut butter! <3

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  23. Ashley Lilly says:

    Just discover your blog and this recipe looks amazing ! This seems pretty easy especially for a beginner!

  24. Reine says:

    Nice, I really liked it!
    The taste of the peanut butter was a bit overpowering though.

  25. Anthony says:

    peanut butter and banana is a great mixing idea. I have never try this but I think it will be delicious. Thank you so much for your sharing!

  26. T. Pagan says:

    I never could have thought of this but it is really so delicious. Flavors sound incredible! Great stuff, thanks!

  27. Tracey says:

    This is a great mixing idea. I will try this recipe. Thank for share it, Sarah !

  28. Mary says:

    I love every ingredient in this. Perfect !
    This is definitely appearing on for my breakfast soon.
    Thanks Sarah !

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