I played tennis last week with a friend that is 5-months pregnant. She was telling us about her crazy infatuation with Noxzema (YES, the facial cream). She said she dreams at night of bathing in it. We all laughed knowing how pregnancy can make you desire the most peculiar things. Her comment reminded me of my obsession for peanut butter while I was pregnant. I remember craving it so much that I would eat spoonfuls out of the jar and would go “nuts” if we ever ran out!
In honor of National Peanut Day this Friday, we are posting some deliciously tempting peanut butter treats. This smoothie is a favorite in my house. We used to make it with peanut butter but recently discovered Peanut Wonder and are hooked. If you have not tried this tasty product then you need to immediately! You will not believe how fantastic it tastes with only 100 calories and two grams of fat per serving. I guarantee you will love it and no longer have to feel guilty over that occasional PB&J. This smoothie is also made with flax seeds which are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids and heart healthy dietary fiber. Get your blender out and start whipping up some healthy peanut butter and banana yumminess.
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
1 Tb Peanut Wonder Original (or peanut butter)
2 Tb ground golden flax seed
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 ripe banana, sliced
Place all ingredients along with some ice into a blender; process until smooth. Serves 2.