Monday, February 20, 2012

Creamy Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie


During my years as a college athlete, I was incredibly attentive and somewhat obsessed with my nutritional intake. I was always searching for foods that gave me energy. One of the most filling and energizing post-workout snacks for me was a banana eaten with peanut butter. Inevitably, I would always end up washing this down with a glass of milk. If I had known about this smoothie back then, I probably could have enjoyed that snack a lot more.

While I'm not nearly as active as I used to be, I still strive to eat energizing meals. This smoothie is one of those meals. I recommend drinking it for breakfast. The peanut butter and milk provides a nice protein boost. One warning though: it might feel like you're eating dessert for breakfast, but don't worry, this is good for you! 

From chiquitabananas.com
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1 frozen banana
3 oz. vanilla yogurt
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup milk

DIRECTIONS:

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.

15 comments:

STEPH J said...

OMG this looks too yummy - but the thought of having a peanut butter milkshake (even with bananas) in the morning makes me ):

didn't they say that peanut butter has a tooooooon of calories in it or something or other? o:

/not a food expert

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Laurie said...

this looks yummy! i love bananas and peanut butter.

laurie
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Ekta said...

This looks amazing!! x

Laura Go said...

yum! I'm trying this for a post-workout drink!
♥ laura
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Catherine said...

@STEPH J: Regular peanut butter has 190 calories in 2 tablespoons. It also has 8 grams of protein.

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Sarah Morgan said...

Oooh, this looks delicious! I love healthy smoothies. Your blog is great -- I'm your newest follower!

Daisy said...

sounds delicious! need to try it :) i've been craving smoothies lately!

LV said...

I am intrigued! this sounds like a great combination of flavors:-)

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Mo (New on U) said...

I just posted about something similar that I make every morning - pretty much the same but with chocolate protein powder. SO GOOD! Great way to start the day.

http://newonu.blogspot.com/2012/02/chocolate-banana-peanut-butter-protein.html

ss fashion world said...

Thank you for sharing this. I have to try this, I hope I wont forget :)
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Heather Belle said...

Yummy!!
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Girlie Blogger said...

Yum. Looks delicious. My husband made a similar shake. Banana and peanut butter really did taste great together.

Katerina said...

Looks delicious!

Redheaded Daybook said...

next to pb & chocolate, pb & banana is the best combo ever!!! another good recipe to try.