There’s a new protein smoothie in town that I’ve been absolutely loving! But first, here is some background on the main components that make up this yummy smoothie.
By now, you should all know that I love, love, love peanut butter. Flashback to the oldie but goodie “Healthified” Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo’d Smoothie and the delectable Flour-less PB Chocolate Cookies. And if you’re a newbie to the blog, you will see that peanut butter is a staple in my life. However, I had never tried powdered peanut butter until…
I was running an errand at Target and I was in search of my favorite peanut butter of all time – Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful. I grabbed it and then I saw PB2 just chilling there in the aisle too. I had seen this product all over Instagram and blogs but I was too stubborn to give it a chance until that day. The PB2 was on sale and I noticed that it said it has 85% less fat calories. So, in true Target fashion where you end up buying what you never intended to buy, I bought it. And I’m so glad I did! It blends fabulously in smoothies and doesn’t get stuck on the side on my blender like regular PB.
Onto my current favorite protein powder brand — Royal Sport LTD. I came across this brand when I went to a local GNC in my area last year. They had samples to try and a great sale going on so I was sold! I’ve tried their Ice Cream Sandwich flavor which I loved and I love this featured flavor below even more called Chocolate Cupcake. Note, this brand is not available at all brick and mortar GNCs (I found it at 1 of 4 GNCs in my area) which is super annoying but it can be found online on there site, Amazon or the GNC website.
Without further ado, here is the recipe!
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
- 2 tablespoons of PB2 powdered peanut butter
Pour unsweetened almond milk into blender and then add one scoop of the protein powder and one tablespoon of the PB2. Blend for 30 seconds. Then, add a few small cubes of ice and the additional tablespoon of PB2 and blend for another 30 seconds.
*I found that this exact method really heightens the peanut butter flavor as opposed to putting all ingredients in and blending them at once.
175 Calories; 26 grams of Protein; 7 grams of Carbohydrates; 5 grams of Fat; 3 grams of Fiber
This is an awesome smoothie to have post workout or just in general when you’re craving something sweet and satisfying. I hope you give it a try soon and let me know your thoughts.
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