This Peanut Butter Protein Bliss Smoothie contains no actual peanut butter. Odd, I know, but I needed a way to cure my peanut butter cravings in a controlled, less-fat kind of way.
Because let's be honest, I can't be trusted with a jar of peanut butter.
I just can't.
And this week my PB cravings were off the charts. The 7-Year-Old requests a peanut butter (no jelly) sandwich almost every day for lunch, and I just couldn't take it anymore! So I made myself this smoothie a few days to help keep me from overdosing on actual peanut butter (which I have done many, many times before) and it hit the spot.
This morning I made it again and added a small sprinkle of cocoa nibs on top.
They made it much prettier to photograph and I loved the little crunch they added at the end.
In other news...
- My mom is settling nicely in her new condo a mere half mile away.
- My Father-in-Law is home and recovering well.
- One of my passion projects may be coming to fruition. I've been interviewing at a local gym for a part-time personal trainer gig! I'm ecstatic!
- I have quite a few balls in the air at the moment, but I've been feeling pretty fantastic lately.
Peanut Butter Protein Bliss Smoothie
Yield 1 serving
This Peanut Butter Protein Bliss Smoothie lets you indulge in peanut butter with a boost of protein and none of the fat. Enjoy!
- 1 frozen ripe bananas (115g)
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter Powder (12g) (like this)
- 75g Egg Whites from the carton (like this)
- 2 scoops unflavored whey (like this)
- 2g cocoa nibs (like this)
Put all ingredients except the cocoa nibs in your blender or bullet.
Blend until smooth.
Top with nibs.
- Always put the banana and egg white in the blender first so the powders don't stick to the bottom.
- If you don't need or want the protein you can sub the egg white for almond milk. It's still yummy!
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5 g
Total Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 18 g
Protein 39 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.