Saturday, May 5, 2012

PB2 Banana Smoothie

I finally made a peanut butter banana smoothie that I thought was worthy of posting. It seems like such a simple combination, but sometimes I just can't get the proportions right!

What's inside?
1 Personal Container of Fage Greek Yogurt 0% Fat
1 Frozen Banana
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

Just blend it all up and enjoy! It's very filling and has a total of 26 grams of protein!! Comes in at around 320 calories and makes a perfect on-the-go meal or post-workout treat.

For breakfast I had a protein pancake, but since I've been adding PB2 in everything I decided to try it in my pancake as well.

What's Inside?
3 Egg Whites
2 Tsp. of Vanilla Extract
1/4 C. Oatmeal
1 Tbsp. Agave (Stevia or Honey works too!)
2 Tbsp. PB2
Dash of Salt
Dash of Cinnamon

My final consensus on this breakfast? Very good, but I actually ended up mixing 2 tablespoons of PB2 with 1 tablespoon of water so I could just spread it on top of the pancake as well. If you're not looking for the added protein, I'd recommend just spreading it on top. OR, it may be better to add a blended banana to this recipe to make it a peanut butter banana protein pancake... I think I'll have to try that very soon.

Aren't these flowers so beautiful?!

Snake Alert!!! I was walking up the steps outside after a short run and this guy was laying on top of the bushes looking me straight in the eye!! It totally freaked me out.

Gross. At least it was a black snake though. I'm weird about snakes; it's like I'm almost intrigued because they gross me out so much.

For today's workout, I got up and ran 2 miles and walked 1. It was just so hot outside that was all I could handle. Plus, I think my body is recovering from the stress of exam week.

I think I'm going to have to start going to spin classes or running on the treadmill because running outside has not been working recently...

Afterwards I did a quick upper body maintenance lift.

Upper Body:
Barbell Bicep Curl 3x10
Dumbbell Row 3x10/arm
Triceps Rope Extension 3x10
Incline Dumbbell Chest Press 3x8
Ab Leg Raises 3x20

That's it for today. My poor body had 2 days off before this workout and I'm STILL exhausted... I feel like I could sleep for 3 days straight. Oh well, at least it is summer :)


  1. Lillie was so enthralled with the snake we spent like ten minutes looking at it. Then she exclaimed "We need to call Jamie and tell her not to look at Lauren's blog today so she doesn't get scared!" Haha!

  2. That pancake looks so fluffy! I think I need to experiment in the kitchen tomorrow morning...