2 types of peanut butter apple pie smoothies

I rarely buy flavored yogurt because they always have SO MUCH sugar.  Instead, I buy plain yogurt and add honey and sometimes fruit.  Well, a couple of weeks ago I was up at my parents house and they had some apple cinnamon chobani yogurt.  Um, holy cow.  Pretty much the best yogurt I’d ever eaten in my life.  Except that it had 20 grams of sugar.  20 grams.

But of course, I had to buy myself some when I got home and for a week or so I was hooked on this stuff.  But finally I came to my senses and realized, while incredibly amazing, I had to say goodbye.

But before I did, I decided to try it in a smoothie and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

Peanut Butter Apple Pie Smoothie (take 1)

  • 1 container Chobani Apple Cinnamon greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup protein plus peanut flour
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1.5 cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk

Sometimes I still dream about this smoothie.  In fact, I had been dreaming about it for so long I decided to try to recreate it using whole foods without the extra sugar from the yogurt.

Here’s what I came up with.

Peanut Butter Apple Pie smoothie (take 2)

  • 1/2 medium honey crisp apple (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup protein plus peanut flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon + more for garnish
  • 1.5 cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • (I was out of spinach but I’d definitely add it in if you have some).

I’ll be completely honest with you my friends, take 1 was better.  Whatever Chobani puts in that yogurt is incredible (and I will say that Chobani adds only natural ingredients so it’s not like there’s a bunch of fake crap in there, it just has a lot of sugar from the apples, apple juice – whatever magical mixture they put in there).  But take 2 was a nice substitute and made me feel a lot better about what I drinking.  I highly recommend both versions.  You really can’t go wrong.

 

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Sun River + the best smoothie ever

Hola! Happy Saturday morning to you :) Today is an extra good one for me since I’m hanging out in Sun River for the next few days. For those of you not familiar, Sun River is near Bend in Central Oregon and just so happens to be one of my favorite places ever. I just love the dry, sunny, dessert like climate. And everything smells deliciously of pine trees. Glorious.

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We’re here with my in-laws to celebrate my Father-in-law’s birthday on Tuesday and to just relax for the rest of the days. We got in last night (ps Chris and I both got up at 5am to make sure we got our workouts in. He ran, I rode the bike before we dropped Chance of for boarding…go us) walked down to the Village for dinner where I was good and ordered a chicken salad instead of a pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries and drank water while everyone else had beer. However I promptly ruined my good day of eating when we got home and discovered that a previous renter had left a big bowl of Reese’s PB cups in the cupboard. Whoops. Let’s not talk about how many I ate. Or the cookie I had after that or the glass of wine…(but in my defense I kept it to 1 only).

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But today’s a new day and a fresh start to eating. We brought our Magic Bullet so we could make smoothies and I whipped up a blueberry, banana, peanut butter concoction. Which was good but nothing like the one I made yesterday. It may have been my best smoothie EVER! You have to try it and tell me what you think.

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And now we’re off to check out a couple properties for sale (perfect world has us owning a vacation home here), followed by some pool time, bike rides and my honey dijon chicken and quinoa for dinner.

Hope you have a great day. Question for you – What’s your favorite place to vacation close to home?