Updated: Jan 23
Looking for a fast on-the-go nutrition solution? How about a delicious post workout replenishment? Check out our tasty P.B. & J Smoothie! Packed with complex carbs, protein, healthy fats and a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, this smoothie puts a tasty spin on a classic sandwich fav! Why not support your body’s nutrition and energy needs in a delicious and simple way?
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1C strawberries (whole)
1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 tsp. natural creamy peanut butter
1/2 C oatmeal (uncooked, can use gluten free)
Ice to desired thickness (or use frozen berries!)
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse on medium high for 3-5 minutes.
Blending Tips - if using a conventional blender stop the blender periodically to stir the mixture with a spoon, this will help ensure all items are being evenly pureed. If using a vitamix or ninja style blender, stop the blender occasionally to remove any excess ingredients from the sides of the pitcher and push them back down to the main blending area to blend well.
A few smoothie tips:
Did you know you can freeze those overripe bananas to use later? When you start to see your bananas start to go a little too brown simply peel and place them in a large ziplock bag and put them in the freezer to use later! They work great for those "oops I am out of bananas!" moments and the versatility of having them on hand will come in quite handy for other recipes too (a clean eats soft serve anyone?)
When berries are in season I often stock up and use them in place of frozen. If you choose to use fresh berries just remember you will need to add a bit of ice (or substitute a fresh with frozen banana) to generate desired thickness.
If increasing the amount of frozen ingredients (berries and banana for example) then you will also need to increase the amount of almond milk (or add a bit of water) to your mix as this will better help you blend your smoothie to drinkable consistency.
Sip and Enjoy!
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