Craving Peanut Butter

Nutty Banana Protein Smoothie
This shake will satisfy anyone’s peanut butter cravings.  There are so many tasty nutty spreads, so try something new instead of peanut butter.  Nuts also contain healing phyto-nutrients so mix them up! My two favorite spreads are soy nut butter and sunflower seed butter.  Soy nuts and sunflower seeds contain the healthy fat that your body cannot produce on its own!  Most conventional peanut butters use genetically modified peanuts, hydrogenated oils and contain trans fats, so read your labels and choose organic with only peanuts in the ingredients. You can use organic low-fat milk, vanilla soy milk, or plain soy milk to make this smoothie, but make sure you read the labels and keep the sugar content below 15 grams per serving.  Remember you have to keep your processed sugar intake to a minimum so you can burn off that body fat!
1 serving

About 1 cup ice
1 cup low-fat organic milk
1 tablespoon soy nut butter
2 tablespoons protein powder
1 banana, sliced

Put the ice and milk in the blender first and top with the soy nut butter, protein powder, and banana.  Blend on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the contents have been thoroughly mixed and smooth.
Nutritional Information per serving: 394 calories, 32.8 g protein, 50g carbohydrates, 4.6g fiber, 8.9g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 196 mg sodium

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