I’m pretty busy today, and plan to get back to posting regularly ASAP, but I just wanted to stop in and share an awesome smoothie recipe that I came up with this morning. While this might not be something you could go for every morning, I urge you to save it, bookmark it, or star it for next time the mood strikes you. You’ll be glad you did.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt (or vanilla yogurt)
- 3/4 cup light vanilla soy milk (or any milk)
- 2T oats
- 1T ground flax seed
- 1T cocoa powder (Hershey’s Special Dark is good!)
- 1T natural peanut butter
- 1/2 frozen banana (optional)
- handful of ice cubes
Throw all of the ingredients in the blender or magic bullet and blend until smooth. Add additional ice to reach desired thickness.
I calculated some quick nutrition facts, just to see if this was a calorie bomb, and I’m happy to say it fared pretty well – which makes sense, since there isn’t any added sugar.
Nutrition Stats: (with banana)
- Calories 334
- Fat 13g
- Protein 19g
- Carbs 42g
- Fiber 10g
- Calcium 56g
If you choose to omit the banana, you’ll save ~53 calories and 13 carbs, but you’ll also loose 1g of protein and 2g of fiber! I say, go for it and get one of your daily servings of fruit out of the way 🙂
Some mornings simply call for chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast. Sure, that craving could be fulfilled by having peanut butter cups at 8am or even by toasting up an English muffin and topping it with peanut butter and some Nutella or a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips (Mmm that English muffin sounds pretty good right now!)…but, for breakfast, this smoothie covers more of your nutritional bases.