After my 3 mile run the other night, I wasn’t sure what to eat. I had vegetable soup waiting for me (I promise to post the recipe soon!), but I just wasn’t feeling it. As I snacked on chips and homemade salsa (heavy on the apple cider vinegar this time!), I was reading Tina’s blog and was immediately inspired by the smoothie she made. And by immediately, I mean I stopped reading mid-post and got up to make myself a similar one!
There were two reasons I decided to make this smoothie: 1) I had no fruit or spinach for my green smoothies, but I had PB and bananas, so it was destined to be, and 2) it was exactly what I wanted (even though I had never had it before!)
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
I had heard (and read about) other people making PB and banana smoothies, but I always turned my nose up at them. I thought that couldn’t possibly be a good combo because I’m not a fan of putting PB on bananas in general. Boy was I wrong! With the ice and the cream, it comes out almost like a milkshake! I have now made this smoothie four times and plan to keep on making it!
Makes about 16 oz
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup raw cream
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
Place all ingredients, except ice, in a blender and blend until smooth. Add in the ice a few cubes at a time until it reaches desired consistency. Pour into a glass, smile really big and enjoy 🙂
The surprising thing about this smoothie was how filling it was! I ended up just drinking this for dinner because it filled me up so much. I made it for breakfast the other morning and it kept me full until 10:30am! The only downside to this smoothie is the nutritional info. The spinach really kicks up the nutritional value of my green smoothies and I feel like I’m drinking a really healthy salad. However, the PB banana one is more like a filling dessert.
Have you ever made a PB banana smoothie? Do you like the PB and banana combo?