Detox Smoothies

When your night before looks like this:

glassesYour morning after should look like this:

pb2 monster

That’s a green monster right there.

pb2 monster 2Don’t let its verdant hue intimidate you.  It’s delicious.  And it doesn’t taste like green.  I don’t love green. It tastes like a peanut butter and banana sandwich.  Without the carbs.

I gorged on these, these, and these last night, and had plenty of champagne, too.  It was a night of old friends, and good food.

As such, I was looking for something a little healthier this morning, and knew what it had to be.  A green monster smoothie.  I made my first one about a year ago, using Gina’s recipe.  Since then, I’ve tweaked it to my tastes, and my pantry.  It uses PB2, this peanut butter powder, that’s processed in a way that lowers both the fat and sugar content.

I do not mind eating regular peanut butter, a hugely fatty food, in the slightest.  I eat it in some capacity almost everyday, whether it be with an apple, or in a sandwich.  Peanut butter (if you know which brand to buy) is a healthy fat.  I’m going to try not to get too technical here, but the fat in peanut butter occurs naturally.  It is supposed to be there.  It wasn’t added by a factory to boost the flavor, it was in the peanut all along.  This means two things.  One: Peanut butter will keep you full.  Two:  The fat in peanut butter falls into the easier-to-digest category.

Done.  Off my soap box.

This post isn’t about peanut butter, it’s about PB2.  I don’t mind consuming the real stuff, but I’ve been hearing so much about PB2, that I had to grab a jar on my last trip to Whole Foods.  I’ve made green monsters with peanut butter, and green monsters with PB2 and I can’t tell a difference.  So if this version saves me some calories, you can count me in.

To make a green monster, you will need:

  • 1 banana, broken into small pieces
  • 2 T PB2 (or chocolate PB2)
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 1/2 C plain yogurt (or greek)
  • 2 C (or more) spinach leaves

Blend all ingredients till smooth, and enjoy.

6 thoughts on “Detox Smoothies

  1. 1. Smoothies are worth bringing up again this summer…
    2. I made this today and I’m thinking always more than two cups spinach. Mine was nowhere near as green as yours! (But it was super yummy)

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