Sunday, August 8, 2010

Creamy Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

I've been craving some peanut butter lately and on a hot day, I wondered what this would taste like in a smoothie. So I decided to give it a try and it was delicious! It reminds me of a creamy milkshake, and even better, no one will know it's ice cream-free and full of spinach! Ha ha! So here's the recipe, feel free to tweak it anyway you want and enjoy the creamy coolness on these hot summer days. ( :

Creamy Peanut Butter Smoothie

Creamy Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • 1 handful of spinach (or you could leave this out)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (rice milk, or even cow's milk would work for this)
  • 1/4 cup water (I put it in the same measuring cup as the almond milk so it gets a little bit of the milk flavor in it)
  • Optional: 1 tsp Chia Seeds (these little seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and even more here)
  • 2 frozen bananas (or 4 banana halves...frozen is best because it will give it that milkshake-like texture)
  • 2 Tbs. Natural Peanut Butter (I get this fresh from my local health food store, only one ingredient: dry roasted peanuts- no sugar, extra oils or preservatives- score!
  • 4 or 5 ice cubes to keep it extra cold and icy

Directions: Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy!

Do you guys have any fun ingredients you like to add to smoothies? Tell me about it!


  1. Your smoothie sounds like the one I make a lot of mornings. I don't put water in mine though. I love to add hemp seeds to mine....yum! I also add cocoa powder and a little agave for a chocolate shake. :o)

  2. Michelle,
    Yeah, hemp seeds are great! I like using them much more than hemp protein powder...just feels more natural you know and you can't even taste them. Cocoa powder and agave, that sounds delicious! I love it when smoothies end up reminding me of milkshakes, that's when I know it's a good recipe! ( :


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