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Peanut Butter Smoothie for Weight Gain

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Summary

Smoothies are an ideal way to sneak in high-fiber, nutrient-dense foods that should be included in your diet every day for optimal health. While this smoothie has a handful of spinach, it also has banana, peanut butter, and dates — you’d never know we snuck in some leafy greens! Use the ingredients below as a base and switch up the fruit, greens, and nut butter to get a variety of flavors and nutrition all week long.

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup plant-based milk (unsweetened)
 1 medium banana (ripe)
 1 handful organic spinach
 ¼ cup organic peanut butter (unsalted and unsweetened)
 ¼ cup hemp seeds
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 4 dates (pitted)
 2 cups ice

Directions

1

Add all ingredients except for the ice in a blender and blend until smooth.

2

Taste for additional ingredients of your choice.

3

Add ice and blend again until smooth.

4

If you’d like a thinner consistency, add water until you reach the desired consistency.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Substitute your favorite nut or seed butter for the peanut butter.

Use organic kale or another leafy green of choice in place of spinach.

Lower the calories
Use water instead of plant-based milk. Note that this may also lower the protein and calcium content considerably, especially if you were going to use organic soy milk.

Make it lower fat
Cut the peanut butter in half (note: this will also lower the protein content).

Cut the hemp seeds in half (note: this will also lower the protein content).

Add more goodness
Add berries for more sweetness and antioxidants.

Add your favorite superfood powder like maca, reishi, or matcha.

Ingredients

 1 cup plant-based milk (unsweetened)
 1 medium banana (ripe)
 1 handful organic spinach
 ¼ cup organic peanut butter (unsalted and unsweetened)
 ¼ cup hemp seeds
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 4 dates (pitted)
 2 cups ice

Directions

1

Add all ingredients except for the ice in a blender and blend until smooth.

2

Taste for additional ingredients of your choice.

3

Add ice and blend again until smooth.

4

If you’d like a thinner consistency, add water until you reach the desired consistency.

Peanut Butter Smoothie for Weight Gain