As I’ve progressed along in my P90X Fitness plan, I’m finding I’m more and more hungry and having to eat a lot to keep up my stamina due to all the calorie-burning this fitness plan requires. I’m guessing I’m eating somewhere between 600 to 700 extra calories per day — and not gaining an ounce of weight! It feels like I’m a brand-new nursing mom who is eating like a horse. Only sometimes, I think I’m even hungrier!
At any rate, I’ve been looking for more simple ways to keep up my necessary caloric intake in a healthful fashion. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie was something I created last week and it’s been a smashing hit with everyone in our family. It’s so simple, it’s packed with great nutrition — especially for those who are doing intensive workouts — and it’s delicious!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 2 cups chocolate milk
- 3 bananas, frozen (I buy bananas when they are reduced and then cut them in half and freeze to use in smoothies or baking.)
- 2 tablespoon peanut butter
Put everything into the blender (we use a Vita-Mix) and blend on high until smooth (around 1 minute). Pour into serving glasses and enjoy!
Makes 3 servings. Approximately 250 calories per serving.
This is a yummy post workout drink or a perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Personally? I think it’s better than ice cream — and it’s certainly better for you!