Smoothies are a great way to get your nutrition in for the morning, but sometimes it can be a little monotonous using the same ingredients over and over. Enter our Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: this recipe has delicious, nutritious ingredients such as greek yogurt, almond milk, bananas, cinnamon, and powdered peanut butter. The reason why using powdered peanut butter is beneficial is because it has 85% less fat than the traditional peanut butter, which ultimately means less calories and a lower chance of weight gain. Peanuts are also naturally rich in biotin, copper, manganese, vitamin B3, molybdenum, folate, phosphorus, vitamin E, and protein! Since peanuts have a high monounsaturated fat content, studies have shown that consuming these nuts may help reduce cardiovascular risk and promote heart health (1). So go ahead and enjoy peanuts in your morning smoothie–your taste buds, heart, and mood will thank you later.
(1) Peanuts. The World’s Healthiest Foods. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=101