PB&J Smoothie

Rationale: 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.

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:

  • 1/2 banana, peeled (2 oz.)
  • 5 medium/large strawberries (4 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Peanut butter*
  • handful of ice
  • ~1/2 cup water (enough to get the right consistency)

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a blender.  Turn the blender on and ramp it up to high for ~15-30 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! Some brands are sugar free.  You can find this at Costco and BJs and in any regular grocery store right by the peanut butter.

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

  • Calories: 213
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 8% RDA