Today I want to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes: a Peanut-Butter, Chocolate and Banana concoction of healthy goodness!
This refreshing recipe has very little sugar or unhealthy fillers, yet is full of protein, fiber, vitamins, and deliciousness! You can feel great while enjoying a delectable treat. And, it only contains four ingredients. How easy is that?!
Ingredients for Your Protein Smoothie:
- One medium banana
- 4 TBSP powdered peanut-butter; I use the ‘PB2‘ brand
- One, 11-oz container of chocolate-flavored protein drink; I recommend ‘Premier Protein‘
- A large handful of ice
(This recipe makes approximately 12-14 ounces, or two slightly light servings.)
How To Make Your Delicious Protein Smoothie:
First, grab a handful of ice and put it in your blender. When preparing a smoothie, you always want the hardest ingredients on the bottom. This will ensure proper blending!
Next, break your banana into a few chunks and add it to the ice.
Then comes the peanut butter powder; add it to the ice and banana, as well. I like to use powdered peanut butter versus regular when it comes to smoothies or baking as it adds the delicious nutty flavor, without all of the unhealthy fats and calories. Here are the shocking nutritional differences:
- 2 TBSP Regular, Creamy Peanut Butter: 190 calories, 16 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of sugar.
- 2 TBSP Powdered Peanut Butter: 45 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar.
Next – and you guessed it – pour the protein shake over the top of everything. You can use whatever protein shake you prefer, but if you need a recommendation, I LOVE the Premier Protein brand.
I have found that, compared to many other shakes on the market, Premier Protein has the best content levels of protein to sugar. I just hate when so-called “health” drinks contain more sugars and fillers than the actual “good stuff”. And, they taste pretty good, too!
Finally, once all of the ingredients are in, you are good to go: blend it up, baby!
This is a fantastic meal-replacement smoothie for an on-the-go breakfast or lunch. Moreover, it also works great as an after-dinner snack or a post-workout pick-me-up!
This smoothie is SO refreshing. Furthermore, who doesn’t like a peanut butter, chocolate, and banana combination!?
As I mentioned above, this recipe creates a pretty large shake (around 14 ounces, actually) depending upon how much ice you use. It easily makes two servings; I usually give half to my hubby!
Nutrition Facts for 1 serving (7 oz.) Chocolate, Peanut-Butter and Banana Protein Smoothie:
- Calories: 170
- Fat: 3.2 grams
- Carbs: 19 grams
- Protein: 20.5 grams
- Sugar: 7.5 grams
(Nutrition Information Provided By: My Fitness Pal)
Thanks for reading, and happy smoothie-ing!
(Yes, I just made that word up.)
If you are looking for other healthy snack recipes, check out one of my favorites here!