Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie | Swirls and Spice

Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie

I’ve found the perfect breakfast and post-workout smoothie!  No expensive whey protein or other powder is required, thanks to the yellow split peas contained within. Yellow split peas  are a mild-tasting type of pulse that helps boost the protein and fiber in a super healthy way.

Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie | Swirls and Spice

This week’s Pulse Pledge challenge is to include pulses for breakfast.  And this smoothie is such an easy, delicious way to do it! Using leftover cooked split peas on hand from making arancini, I discovered a healthy treat that I’ll be making again soon.  All I need now is a good workout to precede drinking it!

Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie | Swirls and Spice

Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie

  • Servings: 1 glass
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, preferably frozen or chilled
  • 2 Tablespoons cooked yellow split peas
  • 1 +1/2 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup almond milk or other non-dairy beverage
  • several drops pure vanilla extract
  • extra sweetener of choice, optional, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a blender jar, combine banana, peanut butter, and cooked split peas.  Blend at high speed until smooth.  Add cocoa powder and blend to incorporate.
  2. Pour in milks and vanilla extract.  Blend again until very smooth.  Serve chilled.

Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie | Swirls and Spice

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11 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie

  1. I love the idea of adding beans to smoothies. One time, I added a whole can to a smoothie for my husband, but it didn’t end up being such a good idea, ahem, digestive-wise, lol. 🙂

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