So the other day I remembered that my house has a blender. It was tucked away within the dark depths of our kitchen cabinets between a cake pan and some baking sheets. The discovery had me feeling a little spontaneous and I decided to whip something up.
Side note: You know you’re getting older when spontaneity consists of a blender… and no margaritas.
This peanut butter banana smoothie is easy to make and requires only three ingredients:
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 spoonful of peanut butter, or 2 tbsp of PB2
Update: For those who may be wondering PB2, or peanut butter powder, is an alternative to regular peanut butter. It tastes the same, in my opinion, except it has less fat calories. Two tablespoons of Peter Pan peanut butter has about 200 calories compared to PB2, which has only 45! Thanks to a comment below, I learned about PB2 and bought it from Whole Foods for about $5. Other health food stores may carry it as well. Using the powder instead of regular peanut butter is a good way to make the peanut butter banana smoothie healthier, without sacrificing the taste.
Simply blend all the ingredients together for about 10 “Mississippi seconds” or so and voilà, you’re done!
I enjoyed this smoothie after my Zumba class, which nearly killed me, and it was very filling. It’s so delicious that you could also sip on it for dessert. Kind of tastes like a milkshake as well.
I’ll be experimenting with more fruits and even some veggies so stay tuned!