AKA all of your days protein and fiber in one delicious jar. Seriously. That’s why I suggest each one of these power smoothies serves two people b/c you aren’t going to be able to finish it. I barely got to half way through this jar without feeling almost “too” full.
Welcome to day two of peanut butter week, y’all! Hope your Tuesdays (or Wednesdays for my friends over the pond in Australia) are off to a good start. Mine could have started 10,000 times better, but I’m not dwelling on it. I’m determined to make today a good one. And you know what, kicking off your day with a smoothie that tastes like ice cream is not a bad way to make that happen. I’m not kidding when I say this tastes like ice cream. Okay, so it’s a little thicker than that, so maybe super rich custard? It’s basically dessert for breakfast. But don’t worry, it’s healthy. It has a few tricks hidden in that luscious cocoa belly, like three tablespoons of fiber packed chia seeds!
Ever used these before? I sure had not, which is dumb because I have a huge bag of them whistling at me every time I open the cupboard. So finally, after another series of cat-calls (chia seeds are rather aggressive), I threw some into a blender with a pound of other deliciously healthy ingredients and made the thick jar of dark chocolate lovin’ you see right in front of ya.
I’m not a breakfast person (I know, everyone shun me and then send me memos that declare the importance of this meal). This is another reason I know I’m meant to be French. I’d much rather eat last night’s baguette and a coffee than some flan cereal. This smoothie though might change things. It’s so FILLED with fiber you won’t be hungry until June 1st and it tastes like dessert. Curbed appetite and satisfaction for my fat kid sweet tooth? Win double freakin’ win.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Smoothie
Serves about 2. (About 1 cup serving size)
Prep time: >5 minutes
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds (we used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 1/4 cup skim milk*
- 1/2 cup all-natural Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Chocolate**
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
*Add additional milk if too thick.
**If you don’t have this available, sub in additional skim or chocolate milk!
- Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse on low until mixture is thick and creamy. Add more milk if it’s too thick for you. Pour into a cup and enjoy!
Nutritional information per serving:
Fat: 20.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 30.5 grams
Fiber: 6.5 grams
Protein: 13.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 9