May 24, 2011

Peanut Butter and Yogurt Smoothie

Mr. Sideline Chef has started running again. He's a natural born runner. He can go many months without lacing up his running shoes and after two days he's back to running long distances.

After his run Saturday morning he informed me that he needed new running shoes. Needing to go to the mall was a great excuse for me to pick up a couple of new t-shirts and let him get some new shoes. Compromise. He walked away with a pair of Reebok ZigNanos and I got three t-shirts from Forever 21.

I'm a little jealous of the color scheme since they are black and yellow. Go Steelers! Now I have running shoe envy.

While at the grocery store yesterday he requested a peanut butter smoothie of sorts for after his run for breakfast. In the Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook there was the perfect recipe for just that, a Peanut Butter and Yogurt Smoothie. While he went on his run before work I prepared his lunch (pork loin chop, white rice, and broccoli with a No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie) and then got to preparing his smoothie.

Smoothies are a great breakfast choice. They are quick and easy to prepare. So much flavor all mixed into one tall glass.

The addition of peanut butter in this smoothie makes for one hearty breakfast drink and keeps you full for hours. Next time I think I will up the fiber count by also throwing in some flaxseed or wheat germ. As written, this is one terrific smoothie. Yummy!

Makes 1 Serving

Stars of the Show:
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt - I used Greek style yogurt.
  • 2 tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter - I used what we had on hand. Mr. Sideline Chef's favorite, Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter.
  • 1/4 very ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 ice cubes - Nothing wrong with more than that.
And Action:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
MUFA: Peanut Butter
Calories: 410
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrates: 50 g
Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 16 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 289 mg
Fiber: 3 g


Anonymous said...

New running shoes all inspire me to make over my entire life. Crazy, but pretty much true :) This smoothie looks fantastic...I love peanut butter in any form for breakfast!

Pretend Chef said...

baking.serendipity - Getting new workout gear renews my motivation. I love the occasional glimpses I get while working out of new shoes or the way my yoga pants start looking with my progress. Haha! I've never had peanut butter in a smoothie before and it was a fantastic breakfast treat. Almost seemed like dessert.

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