Tuesday Recap and PB2 Smoothie Bowl Recipe

13 Mar

Hello everyone!  I hope your week is off to a good start!  Can you believe that tomorrow is already Wednesday!  We’re getting closer to the weekend, yay!

Since I haven’t been posting my eats lately, I wanted to get back into that.  So, I’m going to jump right back into it.  Here are my eats from today:

  • Breakfast- Coffee with creamer, Ezekiel English muffin with egg, tomato and cheese, plus 1/2 grapefruit
  • Lunch- PB2 chocolate banana smoothie  <—my current obsession
  • PM Snack-  Small Ezekiel wrap with roasted turkey, tomato, spring mix, cheddar cheese and Dijon mustard with a few pita chips and hummus
  • Dinner- Small portion of steak and a huge serving of kale salad

My workout today was 45 minutes on the elliptical at home, followed by 25 minutes of yoga.

Here are some of my eats from recently:

Egg sandwiches

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Greek yogurt with chia, almond butter and honeyIMG_0122

Asparagus

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Delicious kale salads

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PB2 Smoothie Bowls- I’m addicted, so good!

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If you like the combination of chocolate, peanut butter and banana then you need to check this recipe out pronto. 

The lovely Jennifer who blogs over at Sweetly Vegan, turned me on to PB2.  It is a peanut butter powder that has 85% of the fat removed.  It also comes in a chocolate flavor too.  So you are left with a powdered peanut butter than only has around 50 calories for two tablespoons. 

Now, I love real peanut butter, but when I’m making a recipe that I just need peanut butter for flavor PB2 is a great substitution.  I wouldn’t use it on toast or just to eat plain, but mixed it things (when texture doesn’t come into play), especially smoothies, it is amazing!

PB2 Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl

Serves:  1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (you can use either plain or vanilla)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp PB2 Dark Chocolate
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 8 ice cubes

Directions

In a blender, add in almond milk, protein powder, PB2, frozen banana and ice cubes.  Blend until smooth.  Serve and enjoy!

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If you don’t want it as thick, use more almond milk and you can use less ice.  If you don’t have PB2, you can sub cocoa powder instead. 

If you want it even thicker, you can use more ice and add in another 1/2 banana.

This has been my post workout go to meal.  It is so delicious!

Questions: 

  • What is your favorite ingredient in a smoothie?
  • Have you heard of or tried PB2?

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5 Responses to “Tuesday Recap and PB2 Smoothie Bowl Recipe”

  1. Corrie Anne March 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Smoothie PB2 bowl — that sounds amazing. I have a whole stock of PB2 coming to me this week from iHerb! Can’t wait!!

  2. allieksmith March 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Mmm, your smoothie looks and sounds absolutely delish!

  3. sweetlyvegan March 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    love love PB2. Mine is almost gone… I wish they sold the stuff at Costco! haha I could buy a whole pack of them! It goes so well in just about everything because it blends so easily into things. And for a peanut butter that is spreadable see if you can find “Better N’ PB” its just like the PB2 powder (calorie, ingredient (no chocolate tho), & nutrition wise) They sell it at Trader Joe’s but you might be able to find it online. Its great to mix into Oatmeal or put on an english muffin if you don’t particularly feel like consuming the extra calories! Don’t get me wrong I LOVE full fat nut butter, but for a low cal snack the lower fat PB is a girls best friend! That being said, your smoothie bowl recipe is delicious! My sister and I made it tonight for a snack :) YUM!

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life March 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      We just had Traders open a week ago so I will look for that peanut butter. I am all about cutting calories in things if I can! : )

      I just got my supply of PB2 from amazon but I think it is even cheaper on Bell Plantations website (I think that is the name). I can’t believe how good it is, I love it!

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