Smoothie time! But before we get to smoothie time, here is a quick pic of the beautiful senior I had the pleasure of photographing last week. The next day I learned that the park had mowed the grass — so we got there right on schedule!
Back to smoothie time! I am a huge fan of peanut butter anything. This recipe has peanut butter powder. Every grocery store (well, except maybe Aldi) now carries Peanut Butter Powder. There is PB2 and this one I used here is JIF brand. Costco carries another brand that is organic. You can reconstitute the powder with water to make peanut butter. But, what I do is make peanut butter smoothies! Only 3 tablespoons of powder is 70 calories and enough to flavor one drink. I usually need 2 Tb. of regular peanut butter. It was something fun to try and lowers the calories of the drink. I think it would also be great in milkshakes. 🙂
This stuff is a dieter’s dream! I know I stayed away from peanut butter the whole time I was trying to lose weight. It just wasn’t worth the calories when all you could have is a small spoonful! 190 calories in 2 Tb. of regular peanut butter – or 70 calories in 3 Tb. of PB powder??? But the peanut butter powder tastes like peanut butter because it only has one ingredient: peanuts.
The powder blends very well in a smoothie. The regular peanut butter can get stuck or clumpy in the blades of some blenders.
Or add it to your oatmeal.
Or add it to frozen bananas that are pureed to be like ice cream.
Or add it to muffins, pancakes, cookies, cakes or brownies.
Here’s a blog post with a lot of ideas. I really don’t think I will be adding this stuff to my chicken though. … It also doesn’t taste good if you dip your fruit right into it. Now, if you mixed it with some cream cheese and dipped that might taste better.
- 2 cups almond milk (I use vanilla unsweetened), or regular milk
- 1 banana, cut in half (or frozen banana chunks)
- 1-2 handfuls baby spinach
- 6 Tb. peanut butter powder
- 4-6 ice cubes
- Blend everything in the blender until smooth.
- -Add plain Greek yogurt for more protein!
- -Add strawberries to make a PB &J smoothie
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