Drink to Your Health

PB&J Smoothie

The key to a smoothie that is healthy, filling and equally delicious is to be sure to include adequate protein, healthy fat and fiber. Unfortunately, most commercial brands are loaded with added sugar, which offsets the health benefits and causes blood sugar levels to soar. 

Get back on track in the new year with this delicious breakfast smoothie that’s loaded with protein, fat, fiber and nutrients and will keep you going all morning long. The natural sugars from ripe fruit add the perfect amount of sweetness.

PB&J Smoothie

Ingredients

1 banana

1 cup frozen berries

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 3/4 cups unsweetened milk (or plant-based milk alternative)

2 tablespoons chia or flax seeds

Directions

Combine banana, frozen berries, peanut butter, milk and chia or flax seeds. Blend until smooth and add ice, blending to desired consistency. Yields 2 generous servings. 

This would also be a great after-school or before-sports snack for kids of all ages!

About the Author

Allyson Balzuweit has more than 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian, working in a variety of settings providing nutrition counseling and education to individuals and groups with a multitude of nutrition needs. She enjoys helping others embrace a healthy and realistic approach to eating through a positive and solution-based approach. To learn more about how she can help you meet your nutrition and health goals, contact her at allysonbalzuweit@aol.com.