Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Protein smoothie

peanut butter bananaSo I don’t know about you but I find that alot of recipes for smoothies online that contain peanut butter claim they are “healthy” but are actually very high in calories!

Snobby Wasabi: “Well, duh, peanut butter has 100 calories in one tablespoon!”

Exactly!  So in walks a product that, in my opinion, is a saving grace for peanut butter smoothies everywhere!  Bell Plantation manufacturers PB2, also known as powdered peanut butter which is basically just peanuts with the oil squeezed out of them.  45 calories in TWO tablespoons!  That’s right; two!

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It is available in specialty food stores as well as online, either direct from the manufacturer or from various other sites.  Check out their website here: http://www.bellplantation.com/. It comes in regular as well as chocolate, which are both welcome additions to any smoothie!

Anywhoo, here is a perfect smoothie to start off your day right!

 

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

4-6 ice cubes

½ banana, pre-frozen (see below)

~1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)

2 Tbsp PB2 (try chocolate PB2 too!)

1 Tbsp ground or whole chia

1 Tbsp ground flax

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

3 drops vanilla cream or dark chocolate stevia (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender or a magic bullet (it will all perfectly fit in one magic bullet cup) and serve immediately. Serves 1.

Nutritional Info: Calories 300, Fat 11g, Carbs 26g, Fiber 10g, Sugars 9g, Protein 35g

 

The Mad Radish says: Cut up overripe bananas and freeze in separate ziploc bags for an easy smoothie add-in!

 

The Snobby Wasabi says:  This is best served out of an expensive martini glass, pinky up.

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