4 Healthy And Delicious Peanut Butter Smoothies

Nutritionist Mike Roussell shares his healthiest, most delicious smoothie recipes


Mike Roussell |

There are many ways that you can add peanut butter to your diet. Peanut butter is also a great addition to any smoothie. The heart healthy fats and fibre naturally found in peanut butter helps make any protein packed smoothie more nutritionally balanced.

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However, when adding peanut butter to your smoothie, it is important to use the right kind of peanut butter. I always warn clients about flavoured peanut butters (or nut butters for that matter) – especially honey and dark chocolate flavoured peanut butter.

These sound healthy (and delicious) but they come with added sugars that negate any potentially added health benefit.

Stick with natural, no sugar added peanut butter when making smoothies.

Like OhMega’s all-natural, no sugar added peanut butter, for example.

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Related: These Peanut Butter Protein Bombs Will Make Your Muscles Grow

1. Mixed Nut Keto Smoothie

This ketogenic diet friendly smoothie has great flavour due to the combination of the different nuts. It is best made with a whey/casein blend protein powder in order to have the smoothie be creamier.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp pistachios
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1.5 scoops Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2 cups water

Nutrition Information:

  • Kilojoules: 2046
  •  Fat: 34g
  •  Carbohydrates: 17.5g
  •  Fibre: 6g
  •  Protein: 35g

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2. Creamy Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie makes replicates a milkshake without needing to add ice cream. Not only will drinking this shake feel like you are cheating on your diet, with 52 grams of protein it is also a great quick meal for rebuilding and repairing muscle after a hard workout.

Ingredients:

  •  1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  •  ⅔ cup full fat cottage cheese
  •  3 TBSP natural peanut butter
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 ½ cups water

Nutrition Information:

  • Kilojoules: 2452
  • Fat: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fibre: 9g
  • Protein: 52g

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3. Coconut Peanut Butter Smoothie

The combination of chocolate, coconut, and peanut butter is something straight out of the sweets aisle but this smoothie is carb controlled (only 11g) and packed with protein (40g!) making it the perfect drink when you need a carb conscious meal but are short on time.

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup lite coconut milk, canned, shake well
  • 2 TBSP natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Nutrition Information:

  • Kilojoules: 1674
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fibre: 3g
  • Protein: 40g
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4. Peanut Butter and Jam Smoothie

No Best of Peanut Butter article would be complete without the peanut butter/jam combination. Using a strawberry protein powder and powdered peanut butter helps strengthen these flavours of this great combination while keeping it under 400 calories – making it a great snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 scoop strawberry protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 2 Tbsp PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 cups water
  • Nutrition Information:

  • Kilojoules: 1510
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 37g

This article was first published on menshealth.com

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