This week I am going to share a few of my favorite smoothie recipes. First up, this peanut butter and hazelnut smoothie. I would choose this rich, creamy smoothie over a milkshake any day! If you are a fan of peanut butter, you should definitely try this one.Needed: 1.5 cups coconut milk (frozen in ice cubes is helpful), 1 tablespoon hazelnut spread, 2 tablespoons PB2, 1 cup greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon Askinosie chocolate nibs, 1/2 frozen banana, chocolate granola for garnish. Optional: 1 teaspoon Truvia.Directions: In a blender, combine PB2 powder, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup coconut milk. Blend and add to a large glass. Next, rinse your blender and combine 1 tablespoon hazelnut spread, 1 tablespoon chocolate nibs, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup coconut milk and 4 large ice cubes. If you like things extra sweet, add the Truvia now. Blend and add to your glass.
Tips: When preparing to make smoothies it's helpful to freeze everything you can. You can freeze the coconut milk, the yogurt etc. for a creamier end result. I like to keep pre-made smoothie packs in my freezer. I just fill the bags with all of the perishable foods (fruit, yogurt etc) then I only have to add a liquid when blending them. This saves a lot of time and reduces waste because you can save your leftover ingredients for another day. I like to make a bunch of smoothie packs in one day and then use them for several months. Just be sure to label everything!Top with a handful of chocolate granola. It adds a little crunch. Enjoy! xo. Elsie