The other day I ran into my neighbour in the grocery store. We were chit chatting while walking around the store when we came upon “The Sample Lady” giving out free samples of PB & Me peanut butter…. Mmmmm I love a good peanut butter! However this peanut butter was a little different – it was powdered! I’ve never seen powdered peanut butter before at my grocery store – I’ve seen it at health food stores but being able to buy it at my local grocery store is much more convenient.
After trying the PB & Me I had this genius idea to throw a few scoops into the blender with a frozen banana and chocolate almond milk. The result is a thick, peanut-buttery, uber chocolatey shake.
Did I mention it’s healthy? You can have your shake and drink it, too. Sold!
- 1 ripe frozen banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (soak in almond millk overnight)
- 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter (I prefer PB&Me)
- 2 tbsp low fat greek yogurt
- 1 cup sugar free chocolate almond milk
- honey to taste
- ice (optional)
- Add all ingredients in blender, starting with the almond milk.
- Blend until smooth.
- If too thin, add some ice.
This smoothie is certainly delicious enough to be served as a faux milkshake, if you want to drink it post-meal at a time of day when such a thing is actually appropriate. I occasionally also add Kefir to my smoothies to make sure I get a dose of probiotics before I start the day, and a good helping of nut-based protein (in this case, peanut butter and almond milk). This smoothie is dairy-free and healthy. Just the sort of sweet beverage I need to wean me off of my morning muffin cravings.
Drink up & enjoy!