Protein-Packed Sunbutter Smoothie

The Veggie Shake Team

Peanut butter shakes and smoothies are a favorite among people of all age groups. And while PB has a lot going for it, many of the best known nut butters are packed with unhealthy saturated fats and artificial preservatives.

If you want a filling snack that won’t pack on the pounds, try our Protein-Packed Sunbutter Smoothie! This rich, creamy protein smoothie gets a big dose of sweetness from the vanilla almond milk and dates. With cocoa nibs for garnish, this is one buttery dream beverage that tastes utterly like dessert.

  •  Servings: 1 to 2
  •  Ready In: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 2 tablespoons sunbutter

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder

  • 2 pitted dates

  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk

  • 1 cup ice cubes (optional)

  • Cocoa nibs, for garnish

Instructions
  1. Add to blender or food processor 2 frozen bananas, peeled and cut into chunks.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons sunbutter.

  3. Add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder.

  4. Add 2 pitted dates.

  5. Add 1 cup vanilla almond milk.

  6. Add 1 cup ice cubes if you want more chill.

  7. Blend until creamy and smooth. You can add more almond milk if the mixture is too thick.

  8. Pour into a tall glass.

  9. Garnish with cocoa nibs.

  10. Serve immediately.

Health Benefits
  1. Banana: this weight-loss friendly food also helps treat stomach upset and diarrhea while providing you with your daily dose of potassium.

  2. Sunbutter: is one of the best foods for heart-healthy fat and protein. As a bonus, the fat isn’t saturated like the kind found in many nut butters.

  3. Cacao powder and cocoa nibs: Rich in iron, cacao helps restore blood volume while supporting oxygen transport through the body.

  4. Dates: are rich in multiple vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber for a healthy digestive system.

  5. Almond milk: contains plenty of heart-healthy protein, along with nutrients to build strong bones.

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