Summer Smoothies: Banana Peanut Butter

Welcome to the first installment of Voila’s Summer Smoothies Series. Summer is here and although we don’t have a grill, we do have a great blender, lots of fruit, juice and yogurt that I plan to use to create some awesome smoothies.

Usually I’m not a fan of banana’s and peanut butter, but this smoothie is an exception to the rule. It made enough to enjoy half of it for lunch one afternoon and the other half as a breakfast shake the next morning.

Another bonus is that the recipe is flexible so if you don’t have one ingredient feel free to fill in with another. For example, I used 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt, then 1/2 cup of strawberry banana yogurt since I ran out of the other flavor. The original recipe uses 1/4 cup honey and 1/2 banana. I didn’t have honey so I used a whole banana and a little more peanut butter (all these changes reflected in the recipe below). Any way you blend it – you’re guaranteed and fantastic summer treat!

banana peanut butter smoothie
banana peanut butter smoothie

Ingredients
Recipe adapted from Salty Sour Spicy Sweet
1 banana
1/4-1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup non-fat yogurt
3/4 cup milk

Directions
1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend away!

Voila!

**
Post-baking thoughts: I had my first glass of smoothie straight from the blender. The next morning, after keeping it in the fridge overnight, I had my breakfast shake. Turns out it’s better cold. Maybe that seems obvious, but now I know.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Rachel Ann says:

    I make a smoothie every morning! I usually do a frozen banana, either frozen blueberries or strawberries, a spoonful of peanut butter, a handful of baby spinach (yes, it turns the smoothie green but you can taste it) and vanilla soy milk. So delicious!

  2. Rachel Ann says:

    Sorry–you CAN’T taste the spinach!

  3. Kate says:

    Try Greek yogurt next time. It makes the smoothie thicker and it has more protein than regular yogurt. I love it!

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