Peanut Butter Smoothie with Naked Greens

This peanut butter smoothie makes healthy eating feel like an indulgent treat. You won’t even notice the sneaky greens lurking in this wannabe milkshake. 

Tastes like a Chocolate Milkshake, but it's full of nutrients // www.WithTheGrains.com

Just The Drink: Peanut Butter Smoothie

I have been drinking a variation of this smoothie since high school! It tastes like sipping a milkshake without the sugar and with the health benefits of fruit, raw cacao, flax and even some sneaky greens. Thanks to the supplement Naked Greens, my favorite milkshake-like smoothie also includes two servings of organic vegetables and grasses without tasting grassy. There’s no suffering involved with this green drink.

Peanut Butter Smoothie with Naked Greens // www.WithTheGrains.com

Why I Like Naked Greens for my Smoothies:

Disclaimer: I received free Naked Greens product from Naked Nutrition, but all opinions (and blender cleanup) are my own. I only share products I try and like. 

I’m like the princess detecting the pea when it comes to stevia, which always seems to be lurking in supplement powders, or even worse, the offenders that are unrecognizable and unpronounceable. I want my nutritional supplement to be as straightforward as possible, and I prefer to draw sweetness from real food, like the banana in this peanut butter smoothie. As the name implies, Naked Greens are pretty naked. The ingredient list is short and not sweet, in a good way.

Curious? You can learn more about the ingredient and benefits of Naked Greens here

The Personal: Staying Healthy During a Pandemic

In addition to logging a daily yoga and walking routine, I use the app Tally to keep track of my fruit, veggie and water consumption. This is by no means a food diary, which in my case, led to very disordered eating. This is simply a helpful tool to record and adjust as needed.

However, produce is a tricky ingredient to keep stocked while trying to stretch time between grocery trips. As both a safety precaution and a financial consideration, I’ve really confronted and challenged my negative grocery-shopping habits.

This means being more conscientious about planning and using everything I buy. Its means creating meals based on  what is in the refrigerator versus cravings, whims and extra grocery trips. The results have been revelatory, and a lot of creativity has emerged from the restraints (especially on the pasta front).

That being said, I still want to nourish my body, and smoothies are a resourceful way to use fruit that might be past its prime. If your bananas start to brown or get too mushy, peel and freeze them for baking or drinks. The benefit of this peanut butter smoothie is frozen bananas make it taste even more like a milkshake. Naked Greens adds another measure for keeping on track nutritionally, even when the produce basket is running low. That’s a sweet win-win for resourcefulness.

Peanut Butter Smoothie with Naked Greens // www.WithTheGrains.com

Naked Greens - a way to add more greens to your smoothie // www.WithTheGrains.com

Julep’s Corner: Peanut Butter Bones

If I’m sipping a peanut butter smoothie, it’s only fair to share the wealth. I filled one of Julep’s marrow bones with peanut butter and stuck it in the freezer for a special little pupsicle treat. It keeps her busy and helps keep her pearlies nice and white.

Julep's Corner: A Peanut Butter Bone // www.WithTheGrains.com

Peanut Butter Smoothies with Naked Greens

Course: Drinks
Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond or oat milk
  • 2 Tbs peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 Tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1 Tbs ground flax seed
  • 1 scoop Naked Greens
  • 1 small to medium banana

Directions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet, blend, chill & enjoy!

Notes

For more of a milkshake consistency, use a frozen banana, or simply, let the smoothie chill in the freezer until it reaches your desired consistency. 
To create the chocolate drizzle on your glass, see this recipe for Dark Chocolate Magic Shell

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