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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Green Smoothies for a Healthy 2016

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As we begin a new year, many people vow to start exercising more, eating better or just committing to a healthier lifestyle. For me, smoothies are the perfect way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet with ease. And, there is no denying my love for smoothies: admittedly, I actually had two green smoothies this past Saturday {insert monkey covering mouth emoji here}. 

I have been a fan of powdered peanut butter for about a year now, typically sticking with PB2. But, when I heard JIF was introducing a new peanut butter powder, I was eager to give it a try. Not only because it was something new, but also because it can be conveniently found on your grocery store shelf. {Does anyone else have a hard time finding PB2? I've had luck at GNC and just recently saw it advertised at Sam's Club, but unfortunately our location didn't have it in stock! I would love to know where you find your PB2 in stores!}

Interesting fact about the JIF powdered peanut butter: you don't just add water like PB2, you have to also add a sweetener, such as honey. If I would have read the directions before making the first smoothie, I would have discovered that, but I just assumed it was the same as PB2!! Hence the above picture with the powder peanut butter AND honey. 

Overall, the JIF and PB2 are pretty comparable by my estimates, as long as you add the honey to the JIF! But, when it comes to smoothie making, it's a lot easier to just add the powdered peanut butter than have to remember the honey {or be like me and not have any honey in the house!}. Regardless of what powdered peanut butter you use, it's a healthy and easy way to add protein to your smoothie. 

**You can read about the first time I experimented with powdered peanut butter in my smoothies here**

There are plenty of ways to stay healthy and start the new year off on the right foot -- smoothie making is just one of them! What is your favorite way to start the year off healthy? Stay tuned for a special healthy for 2016 Wednesday Wishes tomorrow!

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Powdered Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

{what you will need}
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 banana
2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
1/2 cup skim milk {you could also use almond milk}
1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
Handful of ice cubes
1 teaspoon of honey {if using JIF powdered peanut butter!}

{directions}
Add all the ingredients to a blender, placing the spinach on top. Mix until completely combined and smooth. 


Thanks for dropping by and here is to a healthy 2016! Happy smoothie making! ;)

17 comments:

  1. I love making smoothes. I know knew Jif made a peanut powder, I definitely need to check it out. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  2. I haven't heard of powdered PB before! Sounds so much easier than just putting regular in there.. which usually ends up to be a mess.

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  3. how did i not know peanut butter powder was thing??? adding to my list immediately. thanks for the delish-looking recipe! i'm all about some smoothies.

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  4. How did I not know that the existed!? perfect for smoothies!!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. I always loved the Pb powder at Taget but just saw that JIF powder in a store ad. I must try it as I love a good smoothie! This one looks great!!

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  6. I have never tried peanut powder, but this smoothie seems so tasty! I'll try to recreate it.

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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  7. Yessss, this looks yummy + sounds super healthy! Great way to kick off the new year!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. I've never used a peanut butter powder. I'm intrigued! I do love the almond milk and banana combo, though! Sometimes I'll add pineapple - it's delicious!

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  9. I feel like this would actually keep me full until lunch - I need to try it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. YUM! I've never heard of peanut butter powder, this is a game changer :-D

    Green Fashionista

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  11. This looks so yummy! I always make a breakfast smoothie in the morning but I need to start adding spinach to mine! I used to do that but I've been slacking!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  12. So delicious! Lovely photos ♡

    Have a nice holiday xx Love from Slovakia ~
    ♡ la vie est la petite licorne ♡

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  13. You've just assured me I need to get some Peanut Powder...I don't know why I haven't tried it yet:)

    Laura
    www.24-7style.com

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  14. I love green smoothies! They always give a good pick me up in the late afternoons.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  15. I really need to give this a try, I love smoothies and peanut butter!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  16. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely try this =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  17. This looks so yummy and so healthy! Definitely a great way to start the New Year!

    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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