I don’t know about you, but it’s probably been over 10 years since I’ve had a PB & J sandwich.
Like most kids, I used to devour them on a daily basis, but when I grew up I discovered they probably weren’t the healthiest option on the planet, with all that bread and sugary jelly.
Yet every once in a while, I still crave the comfort of a PB & J and the childhood memories it evokes.
That’s where the PB & J protein shake comes in.
I first got the idea for this smoothie when I was a college student working at Laughing Planet Cafe, an awesome health food restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
They had (and still have, I assume) these PB & J smoothies that are just to die for—and I’d drink them any chance I got.
Since I no longer live in Portland, I can’t have the Laughing Planet ones, but I can make my own. I’ve made them a little healthier by substituting the orange juice for coconut water and by adding a scoop of protein powder.
The result is the perfect shake for an after workout booster or snack any time of the day.
Warning: these PB & J protein shakes can be addictive!
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 T natural peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4 cup coconut milk or other milk of your choice (optional)
Combine ingredients in a blender and mix thoroughly. Enjoy!
Approximate nutritional information:
Total calories: 286
Fat: 7 g
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Protein: 28 g