At about 8:30 AM, smack in the middle of my weight class at the gym I started dreaming about peanut butter & bananas! (No…I am not “pregos” thank you very much) As a matter of a fact, this is quite typical for me because A.) I pretty much always leave the gym STARVING B.) This is probably one of my most creative hours to develop my recipes (I am stumped as to why too!) As my stomach started growling, I just could now wait to step on that gas pedal and get home. Quickly, I tossed together my favorite Greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, vanilla almond milk, and sliced banana. However just as I was about to throw in 2 (rather large) tablespoons of peanut butter, I quickly stopped myself and only added in one; plopping the other tablespoon right on top of the finished shake. Why….because I like a real “POP” of peanut butter at the get-go. If you like a tamer “peanut butter experience,” then add both your spoonfuls right into the mixer.
1 container plain non-fat Greek yogurt with fruit preserves included
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
2 tablespoon organic reduced-fat peanut butter (or peanut butter of your choice)
1 medium-sized ripe banana slice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (ground cinnamon works too)