Saturday, June 28, 2014

Skinny Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Shake

I've been having way too much fun coming up with skinny shakes lately. There are so many flavor combos I want to try. This one came to me while I was looking through some of our old blog posts. I came across our post about healthy cookie dough bites - see HERE. 
As I am fond of peanut butter, I decided to turn those healthy cookie dough bites into a shake. (And when I say "fond" of peanut butter I mean I want to marry it.)
This turned out really good. 
Like... *jazz hands* good.
So rich and creamy and VERY peanut buttery. Perfect for breakfast or dessert. This recipe may be a little more in calories than our other skinny shakes BUT that doesn't mean it's not healthy. It is choc full of protein, gluten free, no added sugar, and it has peanut butter - which is delicious. 
You do have to prep your shake ahead of time so everything can freeze, but other than that it is super simple.

Skinny Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Shake

Cookie Dough Bites
2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter, light
3 Tbsp raisins or craisins
1 Tbsp roasted, salted peanuts
1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup 0 fat, plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter, light
1/3 cup 1% milk

Prepare Cookie Dough Bites - In a blender or food processor, blend 2 Tbsp peanut butter, raisins, peanuts, and vanilla until no big lumps remain. (Because you are doing such a small amount it can take a little while as you have to stop and scrape down the sides often.)

Roll this mixture into 12 small balls. (It helps to wet your fingers in a dish of water to prevent sticking. If you find it is just too sticky - place in freezer and chill 20 minutes and then roll into balls.FYI - the balls are approximately 1 tsp each)

Cover the balls and freeze until solid.
Prepare shake ingredients - Place Greek yogurt and peanut butter in a dish and freeze until solid.

Prepare shake - Place frozen Greek yogurt and peanut butter into a blender (or food processor). Add in the milk and a few ice cubes. Process until smooth. (Add a bit more milk or ice to get to your desired consistency.) 
When you have reached the desired consistency - throw in 6 of the frozen cookie dough bites.

Pulse the mixture only 4 or 5 times. Just enough to break up the cookie dough bites a little bit.
Serve immediately with the remaining cookie dough bites on top. (Recipe makes 2 servings.)
Per serving, according to Myfitnesspal - 260 calories, 22 carbs, 15 fat, and 15 protein.

The cookie dough bites are a great snack on their own as well. Be sure to check out our previous post - 2 No Bake Cookie Dough Bites That Are Good For You.  The peanut butter bites are there as well as a tasty German Chocolate Fudge Bite recipe. 
I love it when healthy and delicious come together. 

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