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This is my favorite breakfast of late.
It’s healthy, full of protein, and still sweet even though it’s good for you.
I’ve discovered that if you throw a banana in the blender, it can make pretty much anything taste good. The riper the banana, the sweeter your shakes or smoothies get. When I want to be healthy and not add any sweeteners to my blended drinks, a banana usually does the trick! It also disguises ingredients that might be good for you but not so good-tasting. :)
There aren’t any hidden superfoods in this shake, but it does provide a healthy, delicious start to your day. I have trouble getting enough protein each day, so I like to add a full scoop of protein powder to my shake each morning, which also helps to keep me feeling full throughout the day. If cutting calories is more important to you, you can throw in a half-scoop instead–it will taste equally good but save you a few cals. On the other hand, you can add extra peanut butter for more flavor and a higher protein count. I mix it up depending on the day, but the recipe below is my go-to breakfast each morning.
If you aren’t sure where to buy protein powder, you can usually find it near the vitamins at Target or Wal-Mart, or you can choose from several different flavors on Amazon.
If you need a good, healthy breakfast while you’re rushing out the door with kids or on the way to work, this is perfect to slurp through a straw on the go. Figure-friendly, yet still flavorful…I say this is the way to go!
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 Tbsp. fat-free milk
- 1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding ice or milk to reach desired texture.
- Pour into a glass and sip with a straw.
To make this shake gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free protein powder.
Total Fat: 10.5 g
Cholesterol: 70.3 mg
Sodium: 231.5 mg
Total Carbs: 34.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 25.8 g