Do you like peanut butter? What about smoothies? I am a huge fan of both. If you are too, I have a great smoothie recipe that you need to try. And using the ingredients that I use, this smoothie has 27-28 grams of protein. I believe I have told you before that I am trying to add a lot more protein in our diets. Well, this is a way to accomplish it without eating a slab of meat. Did you know that I ate a vegetarian diet for almost 15 years? I started adding meat back in a few years back because I needed more protein while working out in the gym. So, I am naturally not one who can pick up a chicken breast and eat it for a snack. So I am constantly looking for different ways to hit my protein numbers.
If you love peanut butter milkshakes, this smoothie recipe is for you.
I am sharing all of the exact ingredients that I use, but obviously, you can use whatever type of protein powder that you want. I chose the one I did because I cannot eat gluten and I like to stay away from whey as well. This particular protein powder is not only gluten free but it is soy free, low carbs, no sugar added, non-GMO, and certified organic. I have tried lots of different plant based protein powders and this is my absolute favorite thus far. Also… keep reading for a trick to make your smoothies less grainy. I’m not a fond lover of that either.
2 Scoops – Orgain Vanilla Bean Protein Powder – 21 grams protein
1 Tablespoon – Crazy Richard’s Pure Peanut Butter – 3 grams protein
1 cup – Milk (I use unsweetened almond milk because the calories are lower) – 1 gram protein
2 – pitted dates for sweetness – .2 grams protein
1 Tablespoon – Chia Seeds – 2 grams protein
Hand full of ice
Add all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. This truly tastes like a peanut butter milk shake. It is SO DELICIOUS! I will eat this for breakfast or lunch and it truly holds me over until the next meal.
I usually add my protein powder and my milk in the blender and blend for awhile before adding everything else in. That eliminates some of the grit. I have also heard that you can add a bit of unsweetened greek yogurt and it will make it less gritty as well. I haven’t tried that yet though.