Having a go-to smoothie is a must. As much as I love my fruity smoothies like my Strawberry Kale Smoothie, I also love creamy, nut butter filled smoothies. That’s why I developed this energy-boosting Flaxseed Protein Smoothie filled with protein-packed ingredients like peanut butter, ground flaxseeds (also called flaxseed meal), and greek yogurt.
I am a peanut butter fanatic and eat it on the daily. Whether it’s in my morning oatmeal or blender hummus— I love how versatile and affordable this ingredient is. When buying peanut butter, ensure it does not contain any hydrogenated oil or added sugars. The only 2 ingredients on the nutrition label should be peanuts and a small amount of salt.
The banana works as the primary sweetener in this smoothie but if you are looking for it to be a touch sweeter, feel free to add a date or two into the smoothie for a natural sweetener. I like to use dates in my Protein-Packed Banana Bread to add the necessary sweetness without any added sugars.
Flaxseed is another powerful ingredient added into the mix. You can consume the seeds themselves, but I like to eat them ground for easier digestion. They are a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber.
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice (dairy milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc)
- 1 ripe banana, frozen or fresh
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2-4 tablespoons of greek yogurt or other protein add-in of your choice, (collagen peptides, protein powder, oats, chia seeds)
- 1/2 cup ice
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 9gSugar: 22gProtein: 22g
This is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Nutrition may vary depending on ingredients used. For more nutrition information, seek a professional registered dietitian's advice.