PB + Banana Smoothie

So Kristen and I have been getting up early to get to the gym around 5:30am (so we can use the studio before classes start) to do our BBG circuits. We’re on WEEK 9 already! I can’t believe how fast the weeks have been going by. After next week, I will be repeating 2 weeks of the workouts by myself, while Kristen is on vacation with her family in Hawaii (lucky!), and then we plan on repeating Week 10 when I get back from my Labor Day trip to California. THEN we will be back on schedule. Life is all about being flexible, right?!

Anyway, when we get back to the apartment, we both like to make a healthy smoothie. I like mine to be very filling and packed with protein, to help my muscles repair after an intense workout. I wanted to share my go-to recipe with you, so scroll on down to find out what exactly I put in my usual morning smoothie!

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I always go to Trader Joe’s for groceries, since it’s super close to my apartment and really inexpensive. I recently discovered their Organic Pea Protein Powder (it’s vegan!) and it’s now my new favorite! It tastes great and blends in so well – no chalky texture that you sometimes find with vegan protein powders. P.S. that big container is only $13.99, which is such a good price compared to other brands I’ve tried.

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Along with the other ingredients, I like to add a couple more powders to my smoothie for added health benefits. The two I’ve been using lately are Maca (metabolism booster & stress manager) and Ashwagandha (thyroid balancer & anxiety soother). I ordered both online from Moon Juice.

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Ingredients:

∇ 1 banana

∇ 1 cup almond milk

∇ 1 serving of protein powder (this one is 2 scoops!)

∇ 1 tbsp peanut butter

∇ 1 handful of ice *(unless you’re using a frozen banana)

∇ optional: 1 tsp Maca and 1/2 tsp Ashwagandha powders

Directions:

∇ Add all ingredients to container

∇ Blend and enjoy!

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Nutrition facts: 385 calories, 12g fat, 43g carbs, 27g protein. 

Do you have a go-to smoothie? Share yours below!

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