6/29/18

A Yummy Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Banana Smoothie Under 200 Calories + My Readers' Favorite Smoothie Ingredients




Sweater - Loft (size down, this one is cute too!) | Shorts - AGolde (size down)

Ever since we bought a Vitamix, Stan and I have gone smoothie crazy. LOL We had wanted one for a long time and Stan finally saw it on sale at Costco. I wasn't sure it would be worth the steep price tag (though on sale at Costco made it super affordable), but it really is a blending wonder. My issue with smoothies however is that they can be chock full of tons of great things, but also chock full of calories. I suppose as a meal supplement that would be ok, but I drink mine as an addition to a meal or a snack mid morning so I wanted to make one that tasted good, had good ingredients but also was low in calories. So after playing around with a few different ingredients, I really love this smoothie recipe. It's a bit on the sweet side so it would even be a great dessert option! I am still working on a more "green" smoothie that I like so I will keep you posted. Here are the ingredients to my chocolate/peanut butter/banana smoothie (that's under 200 calories!):

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana 
  • 1 tablespoon of PB2 powder (this is powdered peanut butter which is a great alternative to regular peanut butter, it has much less calories and fat)
  • 1/3-1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder (I normally don't do a full half scoop because it can overpower the taste so I measure somewhere in between 1/3 and 1/2 scoop)
  • 1/2 scoop of vital proteins 
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • handful of ice (add more or less based on what you prefer)
  • sprinkle of chia seeds 

That's it! Obviously you can increase any of the quantities to your taste preference, but I have been loving this combo. I asked many of you on my insta-stories what your favorite smoothie ingredients were and here are some additional options for smoothies that you guys sent in:

  • almond butter
  • dates
  • bone broth protein
  • frozen berries
  • carob chips
  • macadamia nut milk
  • acai puree packet from Trader Joe's
  • kale/spinach
  • bee pollen
  • royal jelly
  • honey
  • Trader Joe's green plant juice
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • greek yogurt
  • apple juice

If you have any others that you love that I didn't list or specific combos that are your favorite, leave me a comment below!


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