CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER KETO SHAKE

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Calling all chocolate and peanut butter lovers — this keto shake is an easy drink that you can enjoy any time of the day, whether it’s breakfast, dessert, or post-workout. Low carb and gluten free recipe.

keto shake with chocolate and peanut butter in a glass

TASTE AND TEXTURE

Every time I drink this, I feel like I’m drinking chocolate milk, flavored with peanut butter. Which is excellent, of course. Being on a keto diet, it’s been awhile since I’ve had a glass of real chocolate milk.

The texture is smooth and creamy, with a rich chocolate flavor. It’s not too sweet at all — more like a dark chocolate shake.

DEVELOPING THIS RECIPE

This recipe is actually brought to you by Mr. Savory Tooth! We’ve been drinking Atkins Dark Chocolate Royale Shakes, which are protein-rich shakes with only 2g net carbs per serving. This keto shake is a homemade recreation of the Atkins version, plus peanut butter.

You might be wondering why a drink recipe uses cream cheese and boiling water. The cream cheese imparts a thick and creamy taste to the overall drink (similar to its role in Keto Milkshake Smoothie With Raspberries); without it, this keto shake falls flat and tastes watery.

The boiling water allows the cream cheese and peanut butter to seamlessly melt and blend with the other ingredients. Otherwise, you’d be hard pressed to get cold cream cheese and peanut butter to mix well with other ingredients, even with a powerful blender.

The salt is also essential. It enhances all of the flavors in the drink, especially the chocolate.

step by step showing how to make a low carb shake for breakfast

TWO DIFFERENT METHODS

There are two different methods listed in the recipe. The first uses a blender, which I recommend for ease of use. I use a Nutribullet, which is a personal blender, not a full-sized one. It’s great for smaller liquid amounts.

The other method is for people who don’t want to use a blender. Instead, you can shake the mixture until it’s smooth. This also produces good results, but just requires a bit more effort to vigorously shake the mixture.

OTHER FLAVORS

  • Omit the peanut butter for a rich and creamy pure chocolate shake. Delicious, with more pronounced chocolate flavors.
  • Add instant coffee (recommended is Starbucks Via) instead of peanut butter, or use espresso shots or strong brewed coffee instead of boiling water. Mocha shake!

Let me know in the comments if you come up with any other flavors.

overhead view of chocolate keto shake with protein and great for workouts

CHOOSING AN ALMOND MILK AND SWEETENER

The almond milk should be both plain (not vanilla) and unsweetened. You might see versions labeled “Original” and that usually means it’s sweetened. To figure out if it’s unsweetened, read the nutrition label — there should be 1g net carbs per 1 cup serving. I use almond milk sold under the Whole Foods 365 brand.

I use swerve to sweeten this drink. It’s an erythritol blend that has a 1:1 substitution ratio for sugar. I use the confectioners version, but the granulated version should also work well. Measure it out by weight for best results.

You can also use pure erythritol, but it’s only about 70% as sweet as sugar, so you’ll need to use more than what the recipe specifies. Start with 1 1/2 ounces and go from there.

If you have a preferred sweetener, just add it to taste until your desired sweetness is achieved.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Shake

Calling all chocolate and peanut butter lovers — this keto shake is an easy drink that you can enjoy any time or meal of the day, whether it’s breakfast, dessert, or post-workout. Low carb and gluten free recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Servings 2 servings
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 4 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces crushed ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) cream cheese
  • 1 ounce (3 tablespoons) swerveconfectioners sweetener
  • 1/2 ounce (2 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Recommended Blender Method:

  1. In a blender, add swerve, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Add boiling water, then cream cheese and peanut butter.
  2. Blend until the cream cheese and peanut butter are fully dissolved.
  3. Add crushed ice and blend until the ice is melted.
  4. Stir in almond milk. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.

Alternate Shake Method:

  1. Prepare a 20 ounce cup or other container that comes with a tightly fitted lid.
  2. In the cup, add swerve, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Add boiling water, then cream cheese and peanut butter. Cover with a lid and vigorously shake for a minute until cream cheese and peanut butter are fully dissolved.
  3. Add 2 ounces crushed ice and 2 ounces cold water (instead of 4 ounces crushed ice). Vigorously shake until the ice is melted.
  4. Stir in almond milk. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Info

This recipe yields 3 g net carbs per serving (8-9 ounce drink).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 160
Total Fat 13g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Total Carb 6.5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 13%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 10% · Vitamin C 0% · Calcium 8% · Iron 8%

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