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Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie

I’ve been enjoying my vanilla almond green protein smoothies, but I decided to try making this recipe a little bit differently today. By substituting peanut butter for almond butter and chocolate protein powder for vanilla protein powder, I, instead, created this chocolate peanut butter green protein smoothie.

This chocolate peanut butter green protein smoothie is creamy and delicious. It is also very filling. I personally tasted the peanut butter the most and then the chocolate protein powder, which made this taste less like a green smoothie and more like a chocolate peanut butter smoothie.

This vegan and gluten-free smoothie keeps sugar and carbs low by using unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened peanut butter and only half of a banana. Additionally, this smoothie provides a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, protein as well as many vitamins and minerals.

Serves 1
Makes 2 cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Start by thoroughly washing and drying your spinach leaves. Then measure out a heaping two cups and put that into your high speed blender or vitamix.

Also add your cup of unsweetened almond milk, one tablespoon of peanut butter, one scoop of chocolate protein powder and half a frozen banana to your blender.

Blend on high for about two minutes, or until desired consistency is desired.

Enjoy immediately!

Note: To freeze bananas, when ripe, I cut them in half and put them in freezer bags. This way they are ready for whenever you want a nice cold green smoothie. If you don’t have any frozen bananas, simply add a handful of ice to your blender to get a nice, cold, refreshing smoothie.

Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this chocolate peanut butter green protein smoothie will give you 260 calories and 18 grams of your total carbohydrates, 4 grams being dietary fiber. You will also receive over 800 milligrams of potassium and 22 grams of protein.

In terms of vitamins, you will get 20% of your daily vitamin B-6, 25% of your daily vitamin D, 35% of your daily vitamin C, 56% of your daily vitamin E and over 120% of your daily vitamin A.

This chocolate peanut butter green protein smoothie will also provide you with a variety of minerals. Some of those include, but are not limited to: 10% of your daily copper, 13% of your daily iron, 31% of your daily folate, and 51% of your daily calcium.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

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Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie

Green Protein Smoothie

Lately I’ve been making myself a protein smoothie with my favorite raw vegan protein powder, Sunwarrior’s classic vanilla protein powder, after doing a hard workout in the morning. My latest smoothie with this protein powder has become one of my favorite smoothies I’ve ever made because it’s a combination of a green smoothie with the protein powder.

Combining banana, almond milk, spinach, almond butter and the protein powder makes this incredible, creamy smoothie. It’s very filling without being too thick of a smoothie and has a great smooth texture.

This vanilla almond green protein smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and potassium. It also will provide you with a variety of minerals and high amounts of vitamin A, B-6, C, D, and E.

Serves 1
Makes 2 cups

Almond Vanilla Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie

Ingredients for Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Thoroughly wash and dry your spinach leaves. Then add this to your vitamix or other high speed blender.

Also, add your cup of unsweetened almond milk, one tablespoon of almond butter, and your frozen banana to your blender.

Note: By using unsweetened almond milk and only half of a banana, you can keep the sugar relatively low in this smoothie. This also helps to keep the total amount of carbohydrates down.

Last, add your scoop of vanilla protein powder to your blender.

Process on high for a minute or two, or until your smoothie is well mixed.

Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

Vanilla Almond Green Protein Smoothie Nutrition Facts 2

This almond vanilla green protein smoothie will provide you with 250 calories, over 950 milligrams of potassium and 20 grams of protein. It will also give you 19 grams of your total carbohydrates, 5 grams being dietary fiber and 7 grams being sugar.

In terms of vitamins, you’ll be receiving 20% of your daily vitamin B-6, 25% of your daily vitamin D, 35% of your daily vitamin C, 56% of your daily vitamin E and over 120% of your daily vitamin A.

One serving of this smoothie will also give you a variety of minerals. Some of those include: 9% of your daily riboflavin, 14% of your daily iron, 31% of your daily folate and 55% of your daily calcium.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.