Friday, July 16, 2010

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

There's nothing like a smoothie for an energy boost, whether for breakfast or after a hard workout. This smoothie packs in protein, potassium, and calcium - on top of which, drinking something nice and cold tastes great on a hot summer day!

Ahead of time, cut a ripe banana into slices and freeze in a zip-top bag - this way the banana will act almost like ice cubes in the smoothie itself! You can also slice up a few bananas now, keep them in individual portions, and pull them out as needed the next time a smoothie-fancy strikes you.

In a blender, combine 1/2 cup plain soy milk (such as Silk), 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (Ah-laska and Santa Cruz brands are both vegan), 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (I like the all-natural Peanut Butter & Co), 1 frozen banana, and 8 ounces vanilla soy yogurt (such as Silk or Whole Soy).

Process until smooth, then pour about 1 cup into each of 2 glasses. Each smoothie is 330 calories.

banana $0.34
vanilla soy yogurt $1.09

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance