In one of my recent posts, I detailed my exercise program (and why I’m such a big advocate of strength training and can’t recommend it enough). When I head out to exercise in the morning, I usually don’t eat anything beforehand – and if I do, then it’s just a small piece of fruit at most. After my workout, though, I need a real meal! But since I have to head straight to the office, I’m usually pretty strapped for time.

A classic fix in this kind of situation is a quick Post-Workout Shake or Smoothie, which is easy to make and always hits the spot! One of my favorite combinations – one of almost everyone’s favorite combinations – is banana and peanut butter. It’s the best! Banana and PB are both super filling and I usually have them hanging around the kitchen.

For my Post-Workout Shake, I use a ripe banana, which also works great frozen – especially when it’s hot out. (Just be sure to peel bananas and cut them into slices before freezing.) Frozen bananas also work great in my Chocolate Peanut Butter Nicecream, in banana bread, or in shakes.

This shake also contains oats (or other flaked grains or pseudograins), which are rich in complex carbs and thus super filling. For the peanut butter, make sure you use a pure, natural version: the classic one often contains sugar, palm oil, and other additives that do not fit into the Clean Eating concept. Pure peanut butter is sold in supermarkets, organic shops, and sometimes drugstores as well. If you can’t find it, it’s easy to make it yourself using a high-speed blender.*

The Peanut Butter Banana Post-Workout Shake is also great with some raw cacao or cinnamon; I’ll often toss in some adaptogens as well. Finish it off with some cacao nibs on top if you’d like a bit more texture.  

Peanut Butter Banana Post-Workout Shake

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Prep Time 5 Minuten
Cook Time
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  • 1 banana ripe
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter*
  • 4 tbsp oats
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao* optional
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon* optional
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs* optional
  1. Peel banana and cut into chunks. Blend banana, 300 ml water, peanut butter, oat flakes, cacao, and cinnamon in a high-speed blender.*
  2. Divide shake into two glasses. (If you aren’t going to drink the smoothie through a straw, perhaps throw on some cacao nibs as well!)
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When I want to enjoy a smoothie or shake on the run, I use a mason jar or my Blender Bottle,* which I picked up in the USA. Have fun!


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