Lately I have been slacking on my blogging! However, the nice thing about being a blogger that isn’t out to make a buck, there are no deadlines and no boss looking over my shoulder. However, for my loyal followers, I do apologize for my disappearance from the blogging world!
When I started eating healthier about 3 years ago, peanut butter was one of those things I knew I had to cut back on. At 100 calories and 8 grams of fat PER TBSP, the benefits are heavily outweighed by the disadvantages. So, for a few years, I have been an avid user of PB2, or powdered peanut butter. In one Tbsp, there are only 22 calories and 1 g of fat! And when mixed into smoothies, baking and frozen treats, you can’t tell the difference. Personally, I do not like it as a spread as the texture is just not the same, but I am not a sandwich kind of gal anyway so into the blender it goes!
This recipe is similar to my Banana Protein Fudgsicles recipe but has been tweaked a bit to satisfy the peanut butter craving in me!
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Fudgsicles
2 very ripe bananas (mine were frozen and chopped but since you are freezing them anyway, it doesn’t matter!)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
4 scoops of your favourite chocolate protein powder (I use Leanfit whey powder – 120 calories and 2 g carbs per scoop)
1/2 cup PB 2 chocolate (or regular plus 1 Tbsp cocoa)
1/4 cup agave nectar
1.5 tsp vanilla
1 cup plain greek yogurt (I used 2%)
2 droppersful dark chocolate stevia (optional)
Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds. Recipe makes about 12 large fudgesicles.
Nutritional info per fudgesicles.
113 calories, 1.7 g fat, 14g carbs, 12g protein
The Mad Radish says: With 12g of protein each, these are fantastic as a cool treat after a hard workout!
The Snobby Wasabi says: I think fudgesicles are for children and commoners but I may have to make these to eat in secret!