Vegan PB&J smoothies

September 17, 2013 at 10:00 am | Posted in recipe, VeganMoFo | Leave a comment
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Photo by Bethany Fehlinger

Photo by Bethany Fehlinger

No wonder we are related: My cousin Shelby from Little Miss Type A made a healthy way to enjoy a PB&J — this time in smoothie form.

I actually hated peanut butter as a child and only discovered the joys of it within the past three years. Now, I can’t get enough of it and that can be a problem because of the high calories and fats, despite it being good fat.

I took Shelby’s recipe, subtracted the ground flax and used strawberries, PB2 powdered peanut butter, the banana and Silk Lite milk. For Jamieson’s, he added powdered unsweetened cocoa, but it really came out bitter. I would recommend a little bit of chocolate syrup, chocolate chips or cacao nips.

160x220_g3The next day I tried it with a bit of my homemade strawberry jam and that hit the spot, too.

According to its website, PB2 is “PB2 has the same consistency as full fat peanut butter with all of the natural roasted peanut flavor, but with¬†nearly 85% less fat calories.” It is really awesome and tastes just the same, as far as in smoothies. I haven’t tried it elsewhere yet.

What is your favorite smoothie?


Smoothie mania!

October 25, 2012 at 11:01 am | Posted in VeganMoFo | Leave a comment
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Bluey-green smoothie from “Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food”

I love smoothies.

They are so easy to make and you can throw almost anything into them, coming out like perfection. It is like juicing but easier.

Well, maybe I was a LITTLE wrong about throwing everything together for perfection.

My first smoothie that I made was the cucumber cooler from Alicia Simpson’s “Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food.”¬† It includes a cucumber, cantaloupe, dates and apple juice. I subbed apple juice for apple cider and I thought I was good to go. WRONG. I forgot to check the dates for pits. My last batch of dates had no pits in them, so I just assumed this for these dates (and I was in a hurry.)

When I took a sip, it tasted like pepper. I couldn’t drink it! I was so upset and never got a chance to make another one.

I moved onto Simpson’s bluey-green smoothie. She said it was more purple, and that she was right. I remember blueberries, some lettuce leaves and possibly a banana. I think maybe some soy milk was added, too.

It was yummy! I love blueberries so anything with that in it is OK by me!

Do you have an awesome smoothie recipe? Please share!

My favorite smoothie is from “Celebrate Vegan” by Dynise Balcavage. I taste-tested for her book and fell in love with the post-race protein shake. Bananas, peanut butter and chocolate? YES!

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