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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Yummy Low Fat Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie!





Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...mmmmmmm! With that "Oh so special"  blend of nutty peanut butter and sweet creamy chocolate, they're simply delicious! Pop some in the refrigerator for a bit and they are such a cool treat on a hot summer afternoon! And, because of their scrump-deli- icious-ness, they definitely earn the rights to the that old potato chip adage that encourages us to eat a few because "... you can't eat just one !"Unfortunately for those of us with a hankering for these luscious little sweeties,just one Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is not only loaded with oodles and oodles of sweet flavor, but contains much too much of the bad stuff like fat and cholesterol. So, my health conscious friends, have I got a treat for you!
Enter, this Yummy Low Fat Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie! It's simply a cool Reese's in a glass! And, I guarantee you that from your very first sip you'll fall madly in love with this slim and frosty version! So grab a spot in the shade on your favorite chaise and while away the hours sipping with a good book! Cool never felt soooooo good!

Ingredients:

3 cups Vanilla Flavored Soy Milk (or use regular low fat milk)
1/2 cup Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 cups Ice
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 teaspoon Salt

Directions:

Combine in blender until the ice is crushed and your sweet smoothie is smoooooth and delectable!!

Nutrition Information:

Calories:              366
Fat:                     14 grams
Saturated Fat:       2 grams !!!
Protein:               15 grams
Carbohydrates:    50 grams
Fiber:                    4 grams
Sodium:             388 grams
Cholesterol:           0 grams !!!

The absolute best thing about this yummy smoothie is it's versatility! Whether you whip it up as a sweet start to your day with a favorite muffin on the side or as a great light meal for lunch, brunch or even dinner, be sure to savor every sip! Or give it a go for an afternoon snack or energy pick-me-up with it's whopping dose of 15 grams of protein!
Perhaps,go ahead and be daring and revamp this yummy smoothie and make it with Low Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt instead of milk and use real peanut butter for a frosty summertime shake for your children! Remember though, that you won't need to add in the honey as a sweetener because the frozen yogurt's already sweet enough!! Add this smoothie to your "Winter Wonderland Celebration" from my earlier post, Smiling Summertime Scholars-FUN Activities that Educate!

Feel free to play around with the recipe and perhaps you and your family will create your own unique creamy smooooth concoction of deliciousness that will be the hit of the summer! Be wary though, concoctions such as these tend to become family favorites and may get requested over and over and over and over yet again!!!!

Enjoy!
Karen



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