From the DeliverLean Recipe Vault: Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter-Chocolate Smoothie

It seems like we have inspired you all to get in the kitchen! There have been quite a few recipe requests on our Facebook page recently, so we decided to start a recipe series featuring our chefs’ (and your) favorite recipes. It took a little coercing, but I was able to score one of the most asked for recipes: our delectable Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie. Check it below:

Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter-Chocolate Smoothie

(makes one 8-oz serving)

Ingredients:

4 oz Greek yogurt (plain, nonfat)

1/2 Tbsp agave nectar or honey

¼ cup unsweetened apple juice or water

¼ medium banana

1 Tbsp peanut butter

½ tsp cocoa powder

Directions:

-Combine all ingredients in blender. Add more or less liquid depending on the consistency you prefer. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information: 247 calories, 15 g of protein, 30 g of carbohydrates, 8 g fat, 120 mg sodium

There you have it. Simple, convenient, and of course, delicious. In terms of nutrition, Greek yogurt is the star of this smoothie. We are big fans of Greek yogurt around here, so you will see it featured in all of our smoothies and parfaits. It is higher in protein, lower in carbs and lower in sodium that regular yogurt.  All pluses in our book!

The best thing about this recipe is that it’s so easily adaptable. If you substitute water for the apple juice, you’ll save 30 calories and 7 grams of carbs. If you don’t like chocolate or peanut butter, swap them out for your favorite fruits. One of our other smoothie recipes features banana and blackberries instead. The possibilities are endless. And awesome.

And so begins our DeliverLean Recipe Vault series. We are counting on you for your feedback and suggestions! If there is a recipe you would like to see featured comment below or post it on our Facebook page.

Enjoy!

Learn more about DeliverLean diet delivery organic juice and baked desserts.

Melissa Jablonski from Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act,” weighs in on DeliverLean!

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“Over the last 20 years I have spent a great portion of my life dieting.  It was not until I was chosen as a contestant to be on The Balancing Act’s Health and Wellness Makeover that I realized I was ready for a lifestyle change.  At almost 40 years old(In August) I feel healthier than ever.  Since our journey began I am down 46lbs and currently leading the women in weight loss.  My beginning weight was 251 and today I am 205. The two main tools I have in place are my food and my trainer.

Deliver Lean has offered an amazing variety of foods to eat.  There food is so inviting that I have tried everything.  Even the foods I do not normally care to eat.  Chef James has worked with us and shown us easy and tasty recipes that I can make at home. As a single mother, I have never cooked for my daughter and I because I did not find it easy to cook such small amounts but with the help and support of Deliver Lean I have learned ways to control my portions and cook foods Ashley and I can enjoy.

My trainer Troy J Hines, has also been helpful and supportive of this process. He too has enjoyed the Deliver Lean meals and we have worked very closely together to ensure meal time success.

The Deliver Lean staff has been so helpful and encouraging.  I really appreciate them and what they have done to save my life!”

Christine Delisle from Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act,” weighs in on DeliverLean

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Christine Delisle is a contestant on Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act’s,” newest segment called “A Lifetime of Health and Wellness Makeover.” She trains with Steve Caropela, and is currently attempting to lose 60 pounds! Christine has also been eating our DeliverLean food throughout the entire process, and she absolutely loves it! Here is a wonderful email she sent us this week. We were so excited to hear the news, that we had to blog & brag about all of her success! You can catch Christine and Steve on the “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime, weekday mornings at 7:00am! Go Christine!

I wanted to take this time to talk to you about Deliver Lean, and how I feel about the food that your company makes.

I have to be completely honest with you. I’ve been on more diets than you could shake a stick at. I’ve tried them all, and nothing seemed to work for me. I just couldn’t stick to them or endure weeks and (or) months of eating the same foods over and over again. Because of that, I usually failed at being on a diet.

When The Balancing Act told me that I was going to have diet food delivered to my house, and that I was expected to eat it, I immediately thought, “OMG are you kidding?” Here I go again with food that is tasteless, pasty, and I probably won’t like (once again).

BOY, was I mistaken! The food your company delivers to me, is not only nutritious but tastes fabulous. I love love love the burittos! It absolutely amazes me that I eat the food daily and have not gotten tired of it yet. AND, the biggest plus is that I am losing the weight that I needed to lose. And it is all thanks to you and your company. I will continue to eat foods that mimic your menu as I know that in the coming days of my life, those foods will keep me on the right track.

Thank you so much for doing so much for me. I truly (from the bottom of my heart) appreciate it all. Have a wonderful day.

– Christine Delisle