Chocolate PB2 Smoothie
February 15, 2017 17 Comments
Have you tried a chocolate PB2 smoothie? If you love peanut butter, this may be your new shake.
I use peanut butter in many of my recipes because it is everywhere, inexpensive, and minimally processed. One of my favorite smoothies is the Alway’s Hungry
Peanut Butter Banana Power Shake because it is easy to make and keeps me satisfied for hours.
But, that smoothie sets me back 400 calories! So, if you are trying to cut calories (which may or may not be a good idea), you should take a good look at PB2 or PB2 with premium chocolate.
PB2 with premium chocolate has 85% less fat calories than peanut butter. Two tablespoons of peanut butter is 180 calories and 2 tablespoons of PB2 is 45 calories.
That is a HUGE difference. You can look at PB2 as more of a flavoring agent than a food.
Here are the nutrition facts for 2 tablespoons:
45 calories, 1.0 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 5 g carbohydrates, 3 g sugar, 4 g protein, 0 g fiber, 70 mg sodium, 1 SmartPt
It comes in a powder form and you can find it next to the peanut butter in the supermarket. If you want to spread it on a sandwich, you mix it with 1 tablespoon of water.
PB2 isn’t anything artificial. It is the leftovers from making peanut oil (the oil is extracted and the powder is left behind). I like the chocolate added because I love chocolate.
I did not find this smoothie to be super chocolately but I did find it to be delicious.
For those of you who hate bananas, simply mix the PB2 into almond milk and drink it. Why even make a smoothie? It is chocolate, peanut, almond milk. Yum!
Try my green smoothie recipe if you want to increase your kale consumption.
Have you tried PB2? What do you do with it?
Chocolate PB2 Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 smoothie
2 tablespoons chocolate PB2
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
Put banana, PB2, and almond milk in a blender and blend until banana is pureed and PB2 is dissolved. Enjoy!
157 calories, 4.3 g fat, 0.1 g saturated fat, 26.5 g carbohydrates, 14.0 g sugar, 5.9 g protein, 4.1 g fiber, 250 mg sodium, 6 Freestyle SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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