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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Smoothie

Lately my sweet tooth has taken over. But sugar only satisfies for so long! I can easily go from the freezer stash of chocolate morsels to the cookies pillaged from a recent potluck gathering to a piece of toast laden with jam. It’s bad.

What I really needed was a sweet treat that would fill me up and nourish, too. Hence my new discovery…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup vanilla flavored Greek yogurt*
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • Several ice cubes

This makes a petite little power-shot of a smoothie – just enough to satisfy the sweet tooth and hold off hunger pains until dinner. Plus, the ingredients are simple and protein-packed… just what the doctor ordered.

 

*If you use plain yogurt, you may need to add a bit of sweetener. I recommend using more agave nectar or maple syrup to avoid artificial varieties.

 

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Smoothie

  1. Great idea! Most certainly protein and a little natural fat do ward off hunger. Awesome idea using ingredients most of us have in the cupboard anyway. It’s got to be better than my plan: 3 chocolate chip cookies every three hours. Do not exceed one dozen per day.

    1. That’s the way I cook; rarely do I plan ahead! So whatever is in the kitchen is fair game. The sugar attacks are brought on by eating sugar. It’s such an ugly cycle and so hard to break!

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