Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

Peanut Butter Cups for Breakfast?!

Peanut butter cups for breakfast?!

Well, not quite – but it sure tastes like it!

I’m having a blast over here with my new Vitamix. It is the most amazing and awesome thing in my kitchen – maybe in my whole house! (It has a little competition from my 64″ Samsung plasma TV, but not much! That’s how awesome it is!)

I really think the best part is how easy clean-up is. It basically cleans itself, so I don’t feel any sort of dread at the thought of using it multiple times per day.

This morning, I concocted a smoothie that tastes like drinking peanut butter cups (and finally found a use for the 4 jars of PB2 I’ve got sitting in the pantry!) PB2 is powdered peanut butter by Bell Plantation. The ingredient list is simple: roasted peanuts, sugar, and salt. (Don’t be fooled, though – there’s very little sugar and salt, and I find I usually need a little bit more to make it taste like traditional peanut butter). It’s preservative free, contains nothing artificial, and has 85% less fat and calories than traditional peanut butter. I knew I’d figure out a way to use this stuff (since I love peanut butter but have a tendency to overdo it, which is not so good for the waistline).

With no added protein powders or anything of the sort, this smoothie packs 22g of protein! Most of the fat comes from the avocado (healthy fats!), and you’re rocking out some vitamins A, C, calcium, and iron. Great start to the day! 511 calories if you drink the whole thing (a large serving), or 255 if you share it with a friend.

Behold, the Peanut Butter Blaster Green Smoothie:

Peanut Butter Blaster Green Smoothie

by Shelly Hokanson

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: blender beverage smoothie vegetarian vegan pb2 spinach carrot avocado

Ingredients (1-2 servings)

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla non-dairy milk (soy, almond, rice, hemp, etc)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp powdered peanut putter (such as PB2 by Bell Plantation)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp spirulina (optional)
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 banana
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1/2 avocado (peeled, pit removed)
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

Using a high-powered blender, blend on high for approximately 1 minute.

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PB Blaster Green Smoothie Nutrition

PB Blaster Green Smoothie Nutrition

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