This is one of my favorite recipe “inventions.” Many, many moons ago, “fat Jody” was trying to lose weight and she’d found a simple recipe for a simple smoothie somewhere – one frozen banana, one cup of milk, one teaspoon of vanilla. I remember mornings in Martinez before the sun came up, sitting on my back porch with the tea lights lit and sipping on my banana smoothie, hoping it was the magic elixir that would whisk away all the weight I’d hope to shed. A number of years later, when I was learning about diet and nutrition and finally succeeding in weight loss, I resurrected that simple smoothie recipe and it has evolved over time until it became what I call the Super Power PB&B Smoothie. I drink it most often for breakfast and you will see it frequently in my meal plans – it helps me to power through my morning without getting hungry. It would be great for anytime you needed an easy and easily-digested punch of major protein.
Super Power PB&B Smoothie
100 grams banana, frozen
1 scoop protein powder (my favorite: Beyond Organic Raw Protein Powder in Vanilla)|
2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter (Just Great Stuff – Protein Plus)
8-oz non-dairy milk (Organic Protein Almond Milk Unsweetened Vanilla)
1 tsp black chia seeds
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp raw shelled hemp hearts
1 tsp Spirulina
Combine all ingredients in a blender or NutriBullet and blend until smooth. Don’t like banana? No problem… this becomes the Super Power PB&J Smoothie when you substitute frozen strawberries for the banana. Enjoy!
Serving Size: One Smoothie
Calories: 356; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0g; Sodium: 416mg; Total Carbohydrate: 37g; Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 39g
*Nutritional information based on recipe as written with designated ingredients, calculated using MyFitnessPal recipe calculator.