I made this smoothie today and drank very little of it. Not for a lack of want, but because my littles literally swarmed me and snatched it out of my hands. I don’t blame them though, who doesn’t love peanut butter and banana?
When we buy bananas we usually buy 8-12 at a time. Many get eaten during the week but those that get left behind get peeled, thrown into a freezer bag, frozen and saved for smoothies.
Fruit smoothies with greens are our usual go to smoothies but thick and creamy banana based smoothies are delicious too, tasting more like a milkshake than something that is healthy for you.
Powdered peanut butter is an amazing way to add a delicious peanutty taste to your smoothies. Powdered peanut butter is made by roasting peanuts and then pressing them to remove most of their fat and oil. What’s left is peanut butter flour that is high in fibre and protein. To get the same flavor in a smoothie with regular peanut butter you need to use quite a lot of it and its oiliness doesn’t incorporate very well either. Powdered peanut powder is the perfect solution!
You will have to give this smoothie a try; I hope you will love it as much as my family does!
- 1 very ripe banana (frozen or room temperature)
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup almond or cashew milk
- ¼ cup oats
- 2 dates, pitted (optional)
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Put all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and well combined.
- If you are using a sweetened powdered peanut butter, you can omit the dates.
- For a chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie either use chocolate powdered peanut butter or add 1 tbsp of carob powder.
- To add extra protein, add 1-2 tbsp of hemp hearts before blending.