Vanilla Peanut Butter Smoothie

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. The ratio of powdered peanut butter and peanut butter 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 loss.

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. Trust me, you’ll want to save this recipe for later!

·  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!