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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

As a food blogger and food lover, I tend to eat a lot of yummy and indulgent foods in a week. Happily, I have discovered several different exercises that I love doing that also help me to enjoy all of these foods as guiltlessly as possible. And for my other, non-blogged meals and snacks, I tend to eat very simple, whole foods, like fruits, vegetables, yogurt, etc, etc. 

After a long, hard workout, I sometimes treat myself to a glass of full-fat chocolate milk or this lovely peanut butter smoothie. The ratio of sugar, carbs, fat and protein help me replenish my energy and feel full until my next healthy (or not-so-healthy) meal. 

If you prefer to up the indulgence of this smoothie, you can use low-fat yogurt or whole milk. I also like to drizzle a little chocolate syrup in my glass; there is nothing more satisfying to me than the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Enjoy!

1 cup unsweetened nut, rice, soy or dairy milk
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 frozen bananas
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

In a high powered blender, add your frozen bananas, yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla extract and milk. Process until smooth. 

If desired,drizzle some chocolate syrup or hot fudge onto the insides of a large glass and fill with the smoothie. Enjoy!


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