Ever been to Protein Bar? The first time I went, I ordered a Ski Nut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie. It. was. amazing. And not one of those protein shake recipes that are “amazing.” (Emphasis on the quotations.) I mean. Even if I had no interest in protein, I would CHOOSE to drink this smoothie and, in fact, crave it on a regular basis. It is rich and delicious and I never notice the protein powder. So, of course, I got to work on a copycat recipe for a peanut butter jelly protein smoothie.
Also, FIVE ingredients. I am a sucker for simple recipes and what I love about peanut butter jelly protein smoothies is that I always have these ingredients on hand, since it uses frozen blueberries instead of fresh.
These smoothies are easily customizable based on your smoothie’s purpose. David is always looking for high calorie / high protein shakes, since he has an olympic-level metabolism. (Yes, ladies. Feel free to shoot I-hate-you-because-I’m-jealous glares at him. I do it all the time.) So when I make his peanut butter and jelly smoothie, I add 1 extra scoop of this protein powder, 1/4 cup of oats, and a couple extra swirls of agave nectar. This usually thickens the smoothie, so I add a tablespoon or two of extra milk, as well.
Note: David uses chocolate protein powder and says it still tastes excellent.
We frequently makes these for breakfasts, pre- and post-workout pick-me-ups, or mid-afternoon snacks. I have even contemplated making a permanent mark on the blender so that I don’t have to measure the milk anymore. (
LazyEfficiency level = expert.) These peanut butter protein smoothies are perfect for when I am late for work. Five minutes at my blender, a kiss to the dog (oh – and David, too), and I’m out the door with a to-go mug in hand.
And while this really is a great solution to running out the door, I recommend toting this around with you on your lazy Saturday mornings. Much more enjoyable.
Calories & Nutrition per Smoothie (using Dymatize Whey Protein): calories: 451 carbs: 25 g fat: 25 g protein: 38 g sugar: 13 g
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