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!