Peanut Butter-Banana-Coffee Shake

Peanut Butter Banana Coffee Shake | Sarah Kieffer | The Vanilla Bean Blog
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Peanut Butter Banana Coffee Shake | Sarah Kieffer | The Vanilla Bean Blog

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 | Sarah Kieffer | The Vanilla Bean Blog

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    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 3:07 am

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

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    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm

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

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    T. Pagan
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:34 am

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

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    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

    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!

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    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 9:51 am

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

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    Ashley Lilly
    Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 5:59 pm

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

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    Jessica Robinson
    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm

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

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    Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

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

    Melina xx

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    Erica Lea | Buttered Side Up
    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    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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    Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:38 am

    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 : )

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea
    Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8:01 pm

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

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    Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Dearest Sarah,

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

    xo sherrie

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    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    So pretty, Sarah! I love these flavors! 🙂

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    Gigi Guerrette
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

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

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    heather @french press
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:13 am

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

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    Kaitlin Flannery
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:50 am

    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!

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    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:21 am

    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

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    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:20 am

    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!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:09 am

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

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    Jennifer @foodprocessor07
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:39 am

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

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    Suné Moolman
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:45 am

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

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    [email protected]'s Bookbag
    Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 12:05 am

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

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      Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Melissa! I’m sorry you don’t like coffee! 🙂 You could use water instead, or milk (whole, almond, etc). Those should all work fine. xx

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