For a pre- or post-workout snack, banana smeared with peanut butter couldn't be easier. The banana offers quick carbs, and the peanut butter offers a little protein — it's a match made in snack heaven.

If you eat half a medium banana (53 calories) with one tablespoon of peanut butter (95 calories), it only offers 4.6 grams of protein. That's not much if you're looking to fuel your muscles after an intense workout. Here's an easy way to increase the protein to 13.6 grams, and it's only 158 calories.

High-Protein Banana and PB Snack

High-Protein Banana and PB Snack

Notes

These can be premade and stored in the fridge to make this quick snack even faster.

High-Protein Banana Peanut Butter Snack

Ingredients

Half medium banana
Half tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 oz. vanilla protein powder
Water

Directions

  1. Slice the banana in half lengthwise.
  2. Mix peanut butter and protein powder together in a small bowl. Add a few drops of water, and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Smear nut butter mixture on one half of the banana, and top with the other half.
  4. Enjoy!


Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
158