The Beauty of Smoothies
Peanut Butter lovers…where are you at? I am OBSESSED with this smoothie. It seriously tastes like a PB cookie. I love it for breakfast, post-workout or split between me and my son for a snack. Smoothies emerge as a delightful solution for busy families aiming to infuse their day with nutrition without sacrificing time or taste. For adults, especially those on the go, a protein-packed smoothie serves as a convenient breakfast or post-workout refuel, delivering essential nutrients in a portable and palatable format. For children, who can sometimes be finicky eaters, smoothies present an ingenious way to sneak in vital nutrients vital for their growth and development. The beauty of smoothies lies in their versatility; they can be customized to accommodate various dietary preferences and requirements, from dairy-free options to allergy-friendly recipes.
The Benefits of Protein
The ratio of powdered peanut butter and peanut butter in this smoothie can be adjusted based on your preference. If making it for kids, you might want to skip the protein powder.
Let’s talk about protein for a second. Getting enough protein is SO IMPORTANT for weight management.
It helps you feel satisfied so you are less apt to overeat.
Protein is key for maintaining lean muscle mass as you lose body fat.
It helps regulate blood sugar levels
While I do support getting most of your protein from natural foods, a scoop of protein powder in a smoothie like this can help you boost your intake. I also think protein smoothies like this are wonderful for people who are apt to skip meals due to being overly busy or don’t like eating a heavy breakfast.
· 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
· 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
· 1 sm frozen banana
· 2 Tbs. old-fashioned rolled oats
· 2 Tbs. powdered peanut butter
· 1 Tbs. peanut butter
· About 6 ice cubes
Blend and enjoy!