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Can't choose between a peanut butter and banana sandwich or apples with peanut butter? Don't! Try this Apple Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter Powder instead! Vegan and gluten-free with a no added sugar option.
Have you tried peanut butter powder yet?
Well, what are you waiting for?
What is peanut butter powder?
Peanut butter powder (aka powdered peanut butter) is made from roasted peanuts that have been pressed to have most of their natural oils removed.
The resulting powder can then be used as is or mixed with water to create a spread similar to that of traditional peanut butter.
The dry powder contains less calories and fat than traditional peanut butter.
In fact, on average peanut butter powder contains around 45-60 calories per 2 tablespoons while traditional peanut butter clocks in at about 190 calories for the same serving size.
The total fat per 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter averages 1.5 grams compared to approximately 15-18 grams in regular peanut butter.
However, when it comes to protein, peanut butter powder comes close to its traditional counterpart with about 6 grams per 2 tablespoons.
Regular peanut butter has around 7-8 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons.
Overall, powdered peanut butter can add both protein and a peanut buttery flavor to your recipes but with less calories and fat than traditional peanut butter,
Oh, peanut butter powder, where have you been all my life?
In addition to peanut powder, to make this smoothie you'll also need a Golden Delicious apple, a frozen banana and some unsweetened coconut milk beverage.
How to Make This Apple Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter Powder
Start by adding the frozen banana to your blender.
I cut up my bananas before freezing to make the blending process easier.
Then add chopped apple, coconut milk and peanut butter powder.
Blend until smooth.
Add your favorite non-dairy whipped topping followed by cinnamon, if desired.
Can I use peanut butter instead?
Yes, you can use 1 tablespoon of peanut butter instead of the peanut butter powder.
Can I use a different kind of apple?
Yes, you can try it with a Red Delicious or Fuji instead.
How do I make this with no added sugar?
Looking for more smoothies? Check these out next:
- Strawberry-Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Blueberry Pie Smoothie
- Banana Almond Butter Cacao Smoothie
- Apple Blueberry Lemon Smoothie
Apple Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter Powder
- 1 banana, previously cut and frozen
- 1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage (I used So Delicious brand)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder (use an unsweetened brand for the no sugar added option)
- Ground cinnamon, optional for topping
- non-dairy whipped topping of your choice, optional for topping (omit for no sugar added or use sugar free version)
- Add banana, apple, coconut milk and peanut powder to a high-powered blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Top with cinnamon and dairy-free whipped topping if desired.
(Please refer to the post above for instructional photographs for this recipe)
This post originally appeared on Watch Learn Eat on January 18, 2016. It has been republished to reflect both recipe and photo revisions. Changes to the story were also made.
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