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)
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
-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.