Well, this isn’t how I originally intended to start this blog post.
I planned to go straight to why this is the best homemade smoothie now recipe you’ll find on the internet. And it is. But before we get to that let me paint this picture for you.
As I sit to write this post I have Chopped on the TV. It was on mute because I knew I needed to focus. It was one of those non-stop days. The ones where you are quite literally running from place to place. So I had strategically carved out a specific amount of time to write.
I look up just in time to see the judges begin to critique the dessert round. And in a frenzy, I jump up to turn up the volume. Because heaven forbid I miss Geoffrey Zakarian hash out the details of another over churned ice cream.
Meanwhile, my laptop is teetering on the arm of my couch. A great spot for a MacBook, I know.
As soon as I stand up my knee hits the laptop and sends it to the floor. It lands perfectly on top of the wax melter.
Who in the world keeps a wax melter on the floor?
Wax goes flying and worked its way into every nook and cranny of my computer.
So, an hour later, here I am with a hairdryer, toothpick and Clorox wipes. You just can't keep these things to yourself.
Some days or moments, no matter how perfectly we attempt to schedule them, just aren’t what we anticipate. But that what smoothies as yummy as this are for.
If there’s anything we all love it’s a good smoothie.
But can’t we all relate to getting ambitious in the kitchen and trying to re-create our favorite smoothie only to end up with an icy mess?
I have good news for you. We have finally cracked the smoothie code.
This smoothie is everything a smoothie should be.
It’s way healthier than most smoothies you would order at your favorite chain. And I promise you it tastes just as good, and in my opinion, better.
There are two secrets that make this absolute smoothie paradise.
Powdered peanut butter and little to NO ice.
The powdered peanut butter is a super ingredient in my kitchen these days.
It packs all the peanut butter flavor without breaking the bank on calories.
The little to no ice is a tip I discovered by trial and error. The key to a creamy smoothie is to let your fruit be the “ice.”
This smoothie is also super filling. Major bonus!
And you can trust me on this one. I’m always the one hungry an hour after eating a meal that advertised “keeps you full for 5 hours”.
Enjoy this smoothie for any meal or snack and I promise you’ll be in smoothie paradise!
Here’s how the recipe breaks down:
One frozen chopped banana
1/2 cup almond or cashew milk
One scoop on vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoons of Powdered PB (I like PB2)
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Sprinkle of sea salt
Handful of spinach
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend away. I usually add another small pour of milk or water if it isn’t blending at first.