I have a fickle relationship with smoothies. I find that eating my meals is much more satisfying than drinking them. But there are a few instances where smoothies can be a quick and convenient way to get my post-workout fuel or mid-afternoon snack. I like the comfort of having a meal on-hand incase my hanger strikes! (Hanger is a real thing, trust me.) I’d love to share with you a recipe that I have been using lately. It is a healthy peanut butter and banana smoothie. I like this recipe because it is high in protein without adding protein powder. Quite frankly, I’m still forming my opinion on protein powder so I like to find alternative ways to increase the protein in my diet.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 small banana
- a large handful of spinach
- 1 Oikos triple zero greek yogurt (vanilla, chocolate, or coconut crème are delicious!)
- 2 T PB2
- a dash of cocoa powder and cinnamon
- 1 cup of almond milk
Blend together and enjoy!
This smoothie is 300 calories and great for breakfast, snack, or post-workout refuel! Consuming protein after resistance training is great for building muscle strength and recovery (there are 23 g of protein and 1 g of sugar). I use my Nutribullet to make my smoothies, but any blender would do the job!
My challenge for you this week: Try one new fruit, vegetable, or healthy recipe! Remember, every time you eat is a chance to nourish your body.
“I really regret eating healthy today.” – said no one ever 🙂