Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie

Peanut-Butter-Kefir-SmoothieWhat a delightful treat this was for breakfast this morning. Rich, creamy, and full of flavor and good nutrition.

Peanut butter has a special place in my heart. Without it I never would have made it through college. Peanut butter sandwiches were the foundation of my diet. If only I knew then what I know now :)

Thankfully, peanut butter is a healthy food with some nice health benefits such as:

  • Good source of protein (2 tablespoons contains about 7 grams) and healthy fats
  • Calories from protein and fat keep you satiated, less likely to reach for a snack, and provide ample fuel for your daily activities
  • High in potassium, magnesium, and vitamin E  (think antioxidants)
  • Good source of fiber
  • Heart friendly

The peanut butter I consumed in college wasn’t organic, which I recommend now, but surely better than cafeteria food and Ramen noodles.

I made this smoothie without any add-ons. Next time I’ll be adding cacao to experience that chocolate and peanut butter synergy. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey

The Add-ons

  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder or nibs
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
  • For additional protein: 1 serving of your preferred protein powder or 1 tablespoon gelatin
  • Any other healthy ingredients you have on hand

Show Time

Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 472
  • Fat: 35g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Vitamin E: 27% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 26% RDA
  • Calcium: 22% RDA
  • Iron: 6% RDA

I’d love to know if you try this peanut butter kefir smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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2 Responses to Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie

  1. Melissa D. #

    It’s a bit different than smoothies I’ve tried before, but I like it. I did add extra peanut butter and some 60% cacao chips. I’ll make it again.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Thanks for the feedback, Melissa. Nice to hear you liked this smoothie and will make it again. Cacao chips has me thinking crunchy, chocolatey, peanut butter goodness :)

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