The Skinniest Of Smoothies

With our upcoming move looming, (thanks for all the great feedback yesterday!) my to-do list ever growing and my mind racing at night, it’s becoming clear that taking care of myself has got to be a priority if I plan on keeping my sanity and health in tact.  A big part of this is eating right…which I typically do, at least at mealtimes. Where I always tend to drop the ball is snacking…

I’m trying to change my “peanut M&M loving” ways with some healthier options. My new “go to” these days are easy and quick smoothies. I’m sharing my favorite one here today. In order to come up with this pared down, super easy, low calorie, high protein version, I tweaked a few peanut butter banana smoothie recipes I found on Pinterest, until I got it right.  I think it’s a winner!

1 banana (frozen is even better)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
5-7 ice cubes
1 tablespoon low fat smooth peanut butter

Mix ingredients in a blender (I’m obsessed with my Vitamix, and I have friends that swear by their Magic Bullets) and enjoy!  It’s a great summer pick me up.

What healthy tweaks are you making these days?

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  1. That sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Tibs wrote:

    I'm a huge fan of smoothies! I make them every morning. To ad a small bite of ginger to the banana smoothie gives a fresh – an a kind of healthy – twist to it.

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  3. this sounds delicious…and might try it as a snack today.

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  4. pve design wrote:

    I always seem to lose a few pounds during stressful times, no wait, who said moving was stressful? Glad you are taking care of yourself with good potions~

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  5. Sounds great to me, although I would probably have to add another tablespoon or so of peanut butter!!

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