Superfood Protein Smoothie with PB2 & Chia Seeds

Superfood Protein Smoothie with PB2 & Chia Seeds ~ It's full of simple, healthy superfoods.  What's not to love?  :)

I was just introduced to this amazing blog ~ Tuesday Recipe ~ by my new friend, Sarah.  As I was reading through all the wonderful recipes/posts,  I came across this recipe for a Protein Smoothie.  The ingredient list was short, it was simple to make ~ yet full of superfoods.  Well, that got my attention pretty quick.   I was also intrigued by the story behind Tori's enthusiasm about this smoothie.  This recipe was right up my alley ~  I had a big bag of chia seeds just sitting in the pantry, begging to be used... and I'm a sucker for raw oatmeal...  and I do so love my yogurt smoothies...  and it included peanut butter.   You better believe that smoothie had my name written all over it!

Of course, I decided it had to be made ~ right then and there (even though it was after midnight), so off I went.  I excitedly ran into my kitchen to make my own glass of this superfood elixir... only to find that I was out of peanut butter.  Argh!!  Then I remembered my trusty stash of PB2.  Crisis now averted, I was back in business.  (when a midnight craving strikes, I am not to be deterred ~ besides, PB2 is lower in fat than regular peanut butter, score! :)

Superfood Protein Smoothie with PB2 & Chia Seeds
serves one ~ slightly adapted from this recipe

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or kefir ~ regular, low fat, or fat free
  • 2 Tbsp PB2 Peanut Butter (or 1 Tbsp traditional peanut butter)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or 2 dates, pitted (or sweetener of choice)
  • 6 ice cubes


Throw all ingredients into blender & whirl away until smooth & frosty.   Enjoy!
(if using Greek yogurt & the smoothie is too thick for your tastes, just add a little bit of water or milk to thin it out) 

I'm going to add this smoothie to my diet for a few weeks, just to see if I get the same skin benefits that Tori does.  I'll be so happy if it does.  If not, no worries, because it's a tasty smoothie & I really enjoy it ~ especially the slightly nutty/crunchy quality that the chia seeds add to the drink.   :) 

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