Thu

09

Feb

2017

Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

Wake up with this antioxidant-rich smoothie. It's sure to satisfy your tastebuds and fill your belly! 

 

  If you can't tell from my previous posts, I love smoothies. I didn't drink them frequently during this winter but now that it's almost spring (wishful thinking, right?!), I'm in the mood to get blending again.

 

Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie


When I whip up breakfast smoothies, I always look to make them balanced meals and full of satiating protein and fiber. That's why I used plain Greek yogurt and milk as a base for this smoothie—those ingredients are full of protein and fiber!

 I added peanut butter for both yumminess and healthy fat, which is filling and good for us.

And of course I needed to add a boost of both color and antioxidants to my smoothie, so I chose wild blueberries as the featured fruit. The blueberries make this smoothie a beautiful blue-purple color. They're rich in antioxidants, offering more than 20 other fruits and vegetables, including both raspberries and cranberries. Then I added some banana to help thicken the smoothie and add additional nutrients like blood-pressure-helping potassium. 

    

Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

So there's my most recent smoothie creation! Each serving provides 22 grams of protein, which is an amazing 44 percent of the daily value, as well as 6 grams of fiber, or 24 percent of the daily need. That should keep you full throughout the morning.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk*
  • 6 ounces low-fat plain Greek yogurt*
  • 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened wild blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

 

*I used 2% fat milk and yogurt.

 

Directions:

 

Blend ingredients together, and enjoy! Serves 1.  

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 410 Fat: 14 g Sat fat: 5 g Pro: 22 g Carbs: 48 g Sugar: 33 g Fiber: 6g Chol: 20 mg Sod: 170 mg

 

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?

  

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.