Peanut Butter Smoothie
Everyone is always on the go.
Going to work, running to the gym, stopping by the market, zipping in the pharmacy, meeting a friend for coffee. Life is busy! And sometimes, you can’t stop and prepare an entire meal for yourself. Unfortunately, that lack of time often encourages fast and easy, as far as nutrition goes, and that doesn’t always equal healthy.
Many fast food offerings are loaded with things that are bad for us, like sodium and fat. There are some healthier choices, but these are few and far between.
A great alternative is a smoothie.
Smoothies are quick, simple, affordable (they can have as few or as many ingredients as you want), and completely customizable to your taste. They can stand in place of a meal, are great for snacks, perfect for on-the-go nutrition, important fuel before a workout, or as replenishment, afterward.
Here is a recipe for a basic smoothie that’s super simple and very quick to make.
You may also use peanut butter powder in place of the peanut butter, especially if you’re looking for an option with less fat. Want to know more about peanut butter powder and how it’s made? You can do that here.
If you use powder, replace the 4 tablespoons of peanut butter with 1 scoop of peanut butter powder. (Pop in the clean scoop from a finished container of protein powder. The scoop from EAS soy protein powder holds about 4 tablespoons.) Add powder directly to the blender, do not add water.
A quick note about the protein powder. EAS soy protein powder in vanilla is my very favorite, but apparently, they have quit making it. It had a great flavor, packed with 20g of protein, and blended perfectly with another other flavor. Any protein powder will do, although for this particular recipe I would stick with a vanilla flavor.
Use any kind of milk you like, I use 2%, but you could use soy, almond, cashew, or anything you prefer.
You’ll get a thicker smoothie if your banana is frozen, but a freshly peeled banana will work.
Use a large thermal mug.
This one is double insulated and holds 24 oz. The Bubba brand to-go insulated cups are well made with a secure lid and a drinking opening with a sliding cover. This pattern is no longer available, but you can get the same style with a different pattern at the website. insulated tumbler, $18.
On-the-go eating doesn’t have to be unhealthy. A smoothie is the perfect way to balance nutrition, taste, and convenience.
This is my go-to smoothie.
Tell me about yours in the comments!