Smoothies are a fabulous, agreed? Make them for a snack or replace a meal. Either way, its a wonderful option for some quick, healthy nourishment when you are in a rush.
This smoothie can be made with or without protein powder. I've provided nutrition info for both below. I slightly adapted my High Protein Chocolate Smoothie to make this yummy peanut butter concoction and it will not disappoint.
I've tried it with protein powder and without. The version without is lighter, less heavy and thick, but still high in protein and a perfect snack. I made it with a new protein powder I'm trying by Jillian Michael's and it created a nice and very thick kind of smoothie. When I had no time for dinner the smoothie with the protein was perfect for me and quite filling.
This is only the second whey protein I've tried. The stats on this so you can compare your own to it: Calories:100, Fat 2g, Cholesterol 45mg, Carbs 7g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g, Protein 15g. It does contain stevia, but is only slightly sweet when made alone with water or almond milk. To read about my first whey protein check this post.
So if your protein powder is sweetened you may or may not need more stevia in the smoothie. Just taste after its blended and adjust if needed. I used English Toffee made by Sweetleaf. If you purchase online through iherb.com and use my coupon code YAJ035 you'll receive a great discount!
With 1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder
Servings:1* Calories: 288* Fat: 11g* Cholesterol: 50mg* Sodium: 555mg* Carbs: 13g* Fiber: 4g* Sugars: 7g* Protein: 33g* Points+: 7*
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup cottage cheese, low fat
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter, no sugar added
- 1 cup ice
- 2 droppers full liquid stevia (I used toffee flavor but vanilla or plain will work)
- Optional: 1 scoop Whey Protein
- Optional topping: cacao nibs, drizzle of peanut butter
- Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Makes just shy of 2 cups.
Other recipes you might like:
- Low Fat Blueberry Protein Smoothie from Sugar-Free Mom
- Low Fat Blueberry Protein Popsicles from Sugar-Free Mom
- High Protein Chocolate Smoothie from Sugar-Free Mom
- Giant List of Protein Shakes from Dashing Dish
Can I sustitute unsweetened coconut milk in place of almond? I never had either lol but as my nutrtionist has me on a low carb low sugar diet, I am incorperating more and more ingredients to my food regime..
Yes that would be fine.
How can I cut down on the sodium from this recipe??
What can I use in place of whey protein if I want to up the protein amount?
You can add some 100% pasteurized egg whites or cottage cheese.
I absolutely L-O-V-E this smoothie. It's in my meal plan at least once a week, if not more. My husband and son think I'm nuts --you should see their faces as they watch me make this -- and I am - peanuts, that is!! My face is all smiles, polar vortex or not. :))
Hahah you crack me up! My family does the same when they see me make green smoothies!
I was so happy to have everything in my pantry even the toffee stevia. I love most well I love all the recipes that I have tried...I appreciate all you do and how very giving you are. And appreciate that you ask questions and want our opinions. Thanks again
Thank you Marsha!
This is breakfast today ... Thx
Am I missing the "pin it" button? I used to click the picture and it would show up. Now it just makes the pic bigger but no button....
I've been having some trouble with plug-ins but the pin it button should pop up when you hover over the right top corner of the pic.
I used ricotta cheese, it has less sugar in it...
This is my daily breakfast. I use unsweetened almond milk with my Jay Robb protein powder (switch it up between the vanilla and chocolate) and skip the ice. People think I'm nuts when I tell them I add cottage cheese to my smoothies but you can't even tell its in there. My kids love it too.
Nice one. Quit low in calories too.
Vita @ Juicer Depot
Never added cottage cheese to my smoothie. I will have to try it.
The Better Baker
Thanks for sharing another fabulous protein drink. I will be making this for breakfast tomorrow. I love your chocolate version and make it often. Can't believe I didn't think of this one myself. MMMM good!