PB Banana Green Smoothie
Ever since I recently discovered the wonder that is PB2 (affiliate link!), I’ve been looking forward to using it in a smoothie. For those of you who missed it, you can see me gush about it in my Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce post. It’s just downright awesome and evidently it’s available in a lot more grocery stores than I thought, though if you have trouble finding it you can always order it from Amazon (affiliate link).
Peanut butter and bananas are such a natural combination and since bananas are ideal for adding substance to smoothies, this PB Banana Green Smoothie seemed like a great place to start. I rounded it out with some yogurt and honey and then threw in some spinach for extra nutrients. If you’ve never used spinach in a smoothie before, don’t fret! It’s not as weird as it sounds. It does turn most smoothies green but it also gives you lots of nice health benefits without really changing the flavor of the smoothie at all. Try it!
This PB Banana Green Smoothie made a perfect, filling breakfast. I love that it packs 23 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber – it kept me full for hours! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
PB Banana Green Smoothie
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 1 medium banana, sliced
- 6 oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons PB2, powdered peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ cup raw baby spinach, packed
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and drink up! Entire recipe yields about 1 ½ cups
7 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
This sounds yummy! May I ask what kind of blender you use? I haven’t tried spinach in shakes yet as I’m not sure if my Cuisinart smoothie blender would “blenderize” the spinach enough. I’ve read good things about the Nutribullet, but mine makes me protein shakes just fine (without the greens).
I just have a super average Black & Decker model. You can actually see it i this post: http://emilybites.com/2013/03/berry-green-smoothie.html
I’ve never tried either of the ones you mentioned but I’d say any typical bender should work just fine!
Thanks! I’ll give my Cuisinart a shot at spinach. 🙂 It’s good to know that you aren’t using a “special” blender. I love your recipes because I can find the ingredients at just about any grocery store.
This is really similar to the smoothie I make almost every morning! I use a frozen banana instead of ice cubes, though….I love how creamy it makes my smoothies!
Could you make a larger batch and just pour a glass throughout the week? Or is it a good idea to just make fresh every morning?
This is so perfect for an on the go breakfast!
Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!
Green smoothies are the shizz. Tried this recipe as written and really enjoyed it. Saving LOTS of recipes to try in the near future. TY for including NI via WW and MFP. It’s really helpful 🙂
I was wondering why smoothies that just contain fruit, spinach, and water have freestyle points?
Here you go: https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/article/your-questions-about-fruits-and-veggies-answered
Just checking…. it’s says this recipe is 9 freestyle points?? is that a typo. I calculated 1 pt for PB and 1 pt for the honey???
It’s not a typo! Fruits count in smoothies. Here’s more info on it from WW: https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/article/your-questions-about-fruits-and-veggies-answered
Thanks for the smoothie recipe Emily. Just shared it.
Was this supposed to also call for almond milk or other kind of liquid? My super high powered blender couldn’t even blend the ingredients so adding almond milk helped! 🙂