I keep myself sharp by trying to teach myself new things. It keeps me occupied, and best of all, it keeps me employable!

I have my moments when I don’t like the thought of interrupting what I’m working on if I can help it. But come lunchtime, my stomach starts to rumble, and I need food. Thankfully, I’m at home, and even better, I’ve got ingredients on hand for a lunch that is so simple, I can throw it all together in the span of about 5 minutes.

The other day, I posted a recipe for a hummus and cucumber sandwich, and I hinted that I’d paired it with a smoothie. This is that smoothie. I liked that meal so much, I had it twice this week! And with the spicy chipotle hummus that I use in the sandwich, this smoothie is the perfect thing to cool down my mouth.

When I calculated the macros for this recipe, I factored in flax milk and a soy-based chocolate meal replacement powder. Anything you alter in this recipe will return different results.

Chocolate, PB2, and Banana Smoothie (can be vegan!)

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 minute

Yield: 1 smoothie

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 289

Fat per serving: 7.0g

Carbs per serving: 48.0g

Protein per serving: 17.1g

Fiber per serving: 6.2g

Sugar per serving: 24.1g

Sodium per serving: 370mg

Perfect indulgent smoothie, great for replenishing some much-needed carbs after a long workout

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana (frozen and in pieces preferred!)
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I use flax milk)
  • 2 scoops chocolate-flavored meal replacement powder
  • 1 tablespoon PB2 (feel free to substitute your favorite nut or seed butter)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, packed

Instructions

  1. Add all items to a blender (full-size or personal -- I use a Ninja Blender). Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
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