Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Shake


  • 1 cup refrigerated vanilla or chocolate milk (can substitute soy, almond, rice, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate frozen yogurt or ice cream
  • 1 1/2 small ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • crushed ice


  1. Combine all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend on high speed for two minutes or until all of the ingredients are smooth and creamy. Pour into two tall glasses.


2 servings

Nutrition Tip

There may not be a candy bar in this Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Shake recipe, but it sure does taste like a delicious treat. The combination of sweetness from ripe bananas, rich flavors of creamy peanut butter, and the micronutrients from the wheat germ provides a healthy creation.

Wheat germ is the most vitamin- and mineral-rich part of the wheat kernel. A little bit of wheat germ can go a long way in terms of providing important health-promoting nutrients to the body. For example, just two tablespoons of wheat germ provides about 15% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E and 10% of the daily folate. Consider adding wheat germ into your diet by sprinkling it over cereal, stirring it into yogurt, or mixing it into a smoothie.

Source: Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center

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