Banana and Powdered Peanut Butter Smoothie

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, peeled (~4 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 Tbsp powdered PB (it’s what’s left over after they press out the peanut oil, it has 85% less fat than PB and it’s delicious! – available in grocery stores next to the PB)
  • handful of ice
  • ~1/2 cup water (enough to get the right consistency)
  • If you worked out today – add 1/2 scoop IDLife* vanilla protein powder (or other protein powder, avoid powders with whey -cow’s milk protein- if you are gassy…just saying)Directions:

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!

* IDLife Protein powder is honestly the best protein powder I’ve ever had and I’ve had a LOT of protein powders in my life.  I actually like it so much that my husband and I stopped buying any others and now we distribute it!  Let me know if you are interested in getting some for yourself!

Nutrition per serving for 1 serving: (Divide by 2 if sharing)

  • Calories: 227
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 33% RDA