This delicious treat has been a wonderful addition to my day and at under 200 calories it’s totally guilt free. In fact afterwards I feel so full, sometimes I can’t even finish it all. It’s really simple and surprisingly frugal…
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk – 35 Calories (Sweetened is 90 calories and I can’t tell the difference!)
- 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt – 65 Calories
- 1/2 Scoop Chocolate Whey Protein Powder – 70 Calories (I found the container pictured for $14.99 at Grocery Outlet – it will last a long time at the 1/2 scoop rate!)
- 1 Tbsp PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter – 23 Calories
- 2 Handfuls of Ice
Ok let’s talk a little bit about the PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, it has 85% less calories and fat than regular peanut butter without a single artificial ingredient. I recently developed an allergy to peanut butter, not a major one but enough that I knew something was up. I finally figured out it was peanut butter, but for some odd reason I can use this product – thankfully! Of course don’t try this if you have a severe allergy, this is just my experience. You can buy this product on Amazon, but I’ve found that it’s much cheaper on VitaCost at $5.31 a jar it may seem expensive but it stretches a whole lot farther than regular peanut butter would in a smoothie.
Here is a bit of info from the PB2 website…
It’s what’s not in PB2 that makes it so good for you. For starters, our special process removes 85% of the fat calories without the chemicals typically used in producing reduced fat foods. Something else you won’t find in PB2 is preservatives. What you will find is natural roasted peanut flavor
So I said frugal didn’t I? I know all of those ingredients look very expensive, but a little goes a long way and right now for example you can get a quart of the almond milk at Whole Foods for $0.99. You could order 2 jars of the PB2 on VitaCost with this free $10 Credit for just the cost of shipping ($4.99) and I get the Fage at Costco at $4.99 a container. That’s the cheapest I’ve found it. I should try to break down the cost of each glass, maybe I’ll do that sometime soon!
Of course this can be done in SO many different ways, add in a banana or use chocolate almond milk. Regular milk, skip the protein powder, you get the point. This works on the diet I’m currently following (down 5lbs!). I hope you enjoy it.