Green Smoothies for a Healthy 2016

As we begin a new year, many people vow to start exercising more, eating better or just committing to a healthier lifestyle. For me, smoothies are the perfect way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet with ease. And, there is no denying my love for smoothies: admittedly, I actually had two green smoothies this past Saturday {insert monkey covering mouth emoji here}. 

I have been a fan of powdered peanut butter for about a year now, typically sticking with PB2. But, when I heard JIF was introducing a new peanut butter powder, I was eager to give it a try. Not only because it was something new, but also because it can be conveniently found on your grocery store shelf. {Does anyone else have a hard time finding PB2? I’ve had luck at GNC and just recently saw it advertised at Sam’s Club, but unfortunately our location didn’t have it in stock! I would love to know where you find your PB2 in stores!}

Interesting fact about the JIF powdered peanut butter: you don’t just add water like PB2, you have to also add a sweetener, such as honey. If I would have read the directions before making the first smoothie, I would have discovered that, but I just assumed it was the same as PB2!! Hence the above picture with the powder peanut butter AND honey. 

Overall, the JIF and PB2 are pretty comparable by my estimates, as long as you add the honey to the JIF! But, when it comes to smoothie making, it’s a lot easier to just add the powdered peanut butter than have to remember the honey {or be like me and not have any honey in the house!}. Regardless of what powdered peanut butter you use, it’s a healthy and easy way to add protein to your smoothie. 

**You can read about the first time I experimented with powdered peanut butter in my smoothies here**

There are plenty of ways to stay healthy and start the new year off on the right foot — smoothie making is just one of them! What is your favorite way to start the year off healthy? Stay tuned for a special healthy for 2016 Wednesday Wishes tomorrow!







Powdered Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

{what you will need}

1/2 cup spinach
1/2 banana
2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
1/2 cup skim milk {you could also use almond milk}
1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
Handful of ice cubes
1 teaspoon of honey {if using JIF powdered peanut butter!}

Add all the ingredients to a blender, placing the spinach on top. Mix until completely combined and smooth. 

Thanks for dropping by and here is to a healthy 2016! Happy smoothie making! 😉

17 thoughts on “Green Smoothies for a Healthy 2016

  1. how did i not know peanut butter powder was thing??? adding to my list immediately. thanks for the delish-looking recipe! i'm all about some smoothies.

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