Energy-Boosting Smoothie

7254303_mEnergy-Boosting Smoothie Recipe (makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

2 tbsp 100% pure cocoa powder

2 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter

1 medium ripe banana

8 oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt

4-6 ice cubes

dash of cinnamon

unsweetened vanilla almond milk to thin

stevia or other sweetener to taste (optional)

Put it all together in the blender and mix at high speed for a minute. Use a spatula to scrape sides halfway through. Delicious!

 

I Heart Smoothies

I really do. They are just so versatile and can be a great source of protein when you use yogurt or protein powder as a base. The recipe above is one of my go-to smoothies as the weather turns cooler. I’ve had it as a mid-afternoon snack, breakfast, or dessert when I was craving ice cream. I found this on the Dr. Oz website and modified it slightly, substituting plain yogurt for vanilla (less sugar) and adding vanilla unsweetened almond milk–the consistency is too thick for a smoothie without the liquid. Enjoy!