PB & J Smoothie, with undercover Veggies
Looking for a delicious and satisfying glass of nutritional nostalgia? Then, look no further! This sweet and protein-packed smoothie delivers monster quantities of potassium from the banana, cherry, and cauliflower in an afterschool-snack flavor profile. Thus, with its jubilant color and silky mouthfeel you’ll forget about the veggies and protein powder when you quaff the classic PB & J flavors. Finally, for a surge of yum we add vanilla extract to the mix. High quality vanilla extract contains vanillin, an active ingredient responsible for easing symptoms of inflammatory conditions, as well as rich doses of antioxidants which catalyst the body’s natural regrowth.
While the primary job of a smoothie is to be filling and nutritious, including ingredients with antioxidants and other nutrients can boost your recovery time after training. Additionally, it will make the smoothie delicious as well as good for you. Next time you are craving an enjoyable as well as healthy smoothie this glass of good is only a few chops and a push of the blender button away! By stocking the cauliflower, cherry, and banana in you freezer, you can make assembly a snap since all you’ll need to do is measure the ingredients into the blender! And, this one definitely passes the Geoff test: no one but you will know this yummy smoothie has vegetables in it! In fact, you’ll forget once you take your first sip. Enjoy!
- Total Time: 5 min
- Yield: 1-2 servings
- ¼ Cup Frozen Banana Pieces
- ¼ Cup Cherries
- ½ Cup Frozen Raspberries
- ½ Cup Frozen Cauliflower
- 1 small wedge of Red Cabbage OR ¼ cup shredded Red Cabbage
- 1 TBSP Peanut Butter
- 6-12 Stevia Drops OR 1 TBSP Maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
- 2 Tbsp Vanilla Whey Protein Powder or Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/8th tsp Sea Salt
- ¾ Cup of Unsweetened Milk (we use Coconut) plus exta milk or water to thin
First, measure all ingredients directly into the blender. It works best if you put the liquids in first, and then add the frozen solids on top. Finally, puree until smooth.
PRO-TIP: In order to achieve the most smoooooooooth texture we suggest you use a high-speed blender, or even a food processor will work! Certainly the blender you inherited from Aunt Debbie will do the job, however you may have to blend for a much longer time in order to fully incorporate the solid ingredients with the liquid ones.
- Calories: 391
- Sugar: 16 g
- Sodium: 611 mg
- Fat: 14 g
- Saturated Fat: 6 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 34 g
- Fiber: 9 g
- Protein: 36 g
- Cholesterol: 100 mg
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