First, let me tell you this is probably the last you'll hear from me for at least a week. Tomorrow I'm off to Savannah, Georgia, to host the annual FitBloggin' conference. It's easily the most emotional, stressful, fun week of my year and for as much as I freak out over every detail, I simply can't wait to see all my blogger friends. After 5 years it's truly turned into a family reunion and I feel so blessed to have such an amazing group of people in my life.
Yes, I realize I sound like a sappy lunatic but it's all true.
Anyway, I hope to get inspired when I'm there for some new southern dishes. In meantime I'm leaving you with this simple yet amazing smoothie I made yesterday. It took a lot of self control not to just suck it down in one big gulp. Thankfully I had a partner in crime.
Finally a kid who shares my passion for peanut butter (and cheese!). My first doesn't like either and it still blows my mind he came from my womb.
For this idea I used PB2.
It's powdered peanut butter and I've been hesitant to try it. First I couldn't imagine it being good. Second, I'm really trying to enjoy REAL food sensibly instead of replacing things with diet versions. However, I may have to make an exception for powdered peanut butter. It's totally satisfies that peanut butter craving with a heck of a lot fewer calories and fat.
I found my jar at Big Lots but I've been aware of it online for sometime. I don't think I'd use it as a replacement for peanut butter on toast but in smoothies and maybe cookies and such this jar could be a lifesaver, especially on those days you find yourself wanting to grab a spoon and jar, which happens to me about once a month. *cough*
Anyway, here's what I did...
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 2 tablespoon PB2 (12g)
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (10g)
- ½ cup unsweetened Almond Milk
- ~5 ice cubes
Put everything in the blender.
Smoothies are so easy! I love it.
This would also be a great recipe to sneak in a few greens. I just didn't happen to have any on hand because I've been cleaning out my fridge to prepare for my trip.
The Smoothie to Cure All Chocolate Peanut Butter Cravings!
- Put everything in the blender.1 medium ripe banana, 2 tablespoon PB2, 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ cup unsweetened Almond Milk, ~5 ice cubes