It’s time to break out your blender (again)! I’ve got a delicious new addition to my Smoothie Lineup, and this time it’s the classic combination of peanut butter and banana. Starting with a pairing like that, how can you go wrong? Frozen bananas provide natural sweetness and thick creamy texture, and peanut butter protein powder packs a punch of protein with less fat than regular peanut butter. I’ve also used almond milk as the liquid in this recipe for added creaminess but fewer calories and carbohydrates than dairy milk (you can of course substitute to suit your personal preference!). It’s quick and easy and tastes great – what’s not to like?
I’m sure I’ve already told the story of my brother spending an entire summer subsisting on peanut butter & banana sandwiches for breakfast because it was the only compromise he and my mother could reach between Pop Tarts and nothing at all for his first meal of the day (well okay, technically that can’t be true because if you eat nothing for breakfast then lunch is your first meal of the day – but you know what I mean, right?). But it’s a story worth re-telling, because it speaks to the power of that delicious combination. I do all kinds of ratios and alchemy arithmetic in the kitchen. I like to break it down to simple equations, such as: Peanut butter + banana = bliss!
I’m sure my brother would approve:
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie
The classic combo of peanut butter and banana comes together in this smoothie for a balanced blend of protein and carbohydrates with less fat than a spoonful of peanut butter.
Author: The Golden Graham Girl
1 cup (250mL or 240g) unsweetened almond milk
1 medium banana (110g) cut in chunks and frozen
1/2 cup (113g) plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 scoop (30g) peanut butter protein powder of choice – I used Quest Nutrition Peanut Butter Protein Powder*
4-6 large ice cubes
1. Add all ingredients in the order listed above to a regular or high-speed blender (like a Vitamix).
2. Blend at high speed until the ice is completely crushed.
3. Serve and enjoy immediately.
Calories: 320 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 34g Sugar: 18g Fiber: 5g Protein: 37g
Slurp back all of the satisfaction of a peanut butter & banana sandwich in smoothie form with more protein, less fat and fewer carbs!
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