Monday, March 21, 2016

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is a protein packed and delicious way to start your day.  It's also a fun after school snack when the kids get home.   My kids love making this easy banana smoothie because they can do it all by themselves and that gives me time to make their lunches in the morning or look over school papers after school.  I always have these ingredients on hand in my fridge and freezer so it's quick to gather everything up and simply blend it for a delicious and refreshing meal or snack.   This is one kids in the kitchen even the youngest of little chefs can help make!

Peanut butter and bananas go so well together and my kids add chocolate syrup because they adore chocolate and it also adds some extra sweetness to the smoothie.   I love using Almond milk because it's so full of healthy protein and the low fat yogurt gives the smoothie a lovely flavor as well. 

The great thing about this smoothie is it uses up all those bananas I buy every week for the family.  If you always have bananas sitting on your counter getting ripe and you think you will end up throwing them away... don't do it!  I love peeling and slicing these bananas and putting them in small freezer safe plastic bags then freezing them.  The frozen banana slices not only make a delicious tasting smoothie, but they also make it nice and frosty so there is no need for ice that will only dilute the smoothie.  Tip: I always freeze my fruit: Strawberries, pineapple, blueberries etc... when I make a smoothie so they can act as the ice in the smoothie instead of using actual ice. 

Next time you have some bananas hanging around, freeze them and add them into a smoothie with some peanut butter.  You'll go "Bananas" for it!


Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie 
Recipe by Ramona from Kitchen Simmer

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Almond Milk
2 bananas sliced and frozen
2-3 Tbs creamy peanut butter
2-3 Tbs chocolate syrup
1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt 
sugar or sweetener if desired


 
Directions:
Step 1: Peel bananas, slice and freeze.  Step 2: Place frozen bananas, almond milk, peanut butter, yogurt and chocolate syrup in blender and blend until smooth.  If need add sugar or sweetener to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy.





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12 comments:

  1. This is delicious and so filling Ramona! I have been adding peanut butter to my morning oats now..i love it!

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  2. I love banana smoothies. This sounds even more delicious with the addition of peanut butter :-)

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  3. Peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate are a part of my daily staples :) I love this smoothie and so would my kids.

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  4. I love banana and peanut butter. So, I would love this smoothie too! Got to try this one :)

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  5. I love peanut butter and banana together, just like Elvis Presley. Delicous snack.

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  6. The peanut butter and banana combination is my faaaavorite! Yum!

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  7. Definitely smoothie time and this one is a great one to start with. Lots of protein for the start of the day!

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  8. Banana and peanut butter together is my favorite-- I LOVE this, totally going to have to try this!

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  9. I would definitely go bananas for this delicious smoothie! Great use of almond milk. Must try!

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  10. I would definitely go bananas for this delicious smoothie! Great use of almond milk. Must try!

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  11. This would work for breakfast, snack or maybe even dinner a couple of times!

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  12. Great for the kids! I agree - nice and easy for them to make all by themselves. Smoothies were something my kids grew up on as well. :)

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