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

Ingredients:
  • 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 fiber...read 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!

2 comments:

  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)

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  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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