Rationale: high in fiber, high in protein, easy, gluten free, post-workout snack, breakfast
Variations: PB fit or PB2 are both great powdered peanut butter options, substitute any other milk, leave out the spinach if you don’t like your smoothie green (you won’t taste the spinach though and it’s loaded with vitamin A and C).
Serving suggestions: If using as a post-workout treat, don’t forget to have a big glass of water with it. Share with a friend to cut calories in half if your workout was short.
- 1 banana, peeled (~4 oz.)
- 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
- 1 cup spinach
- 2 Tbsp PB fit (or other powdered PB)
- handful of ice
- ~1/2 cup water (enough to get the right consistency)
Put all the ingredients in a blender. Turn the blender on and ramp it up to high for ~15 seconds. Add more ice or water until you get your preferred consistency.
Makes 1 serving.
If you’ve never had powdered peanut butter, you’re in for a great surprise. Made from real peanuts, they roast them and take out 85% of the oil/fat and add a pinch of salt and sugar. It’s all the peanut butter flavor with 85% less fat. Score!
Nutrition per serving for 1 serving: (Divide by 2 if sharing)
- Calories: 227
- Fat: 6g
- Protein: 10g
- Fiber: 6g
- Iron: 33% RDA