Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Have you ever seen a blogger going apes**t?!

Just a little word from my Queen B who has given me so many reasons to go absolutely bananas over her musical talents, and let’s face it just being herself can have that effect anyway!

Back to the real reason you are reading this post, to get the latest smoothie recipe in the summer collection on ‘The Growing Butterfly’. You will hopefully have got why I have referenced a song from The Carters by now, as my new Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie is what has made me go nuts whilst writing this out!

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Could literally go on for ages making banana and peanut butter related jokes but I will quit monkeying around and get cracking (the nuts!).

This combination is one of my favourites to go together on toast or in a smoothie! In all fairness, this recipe does produce more of a milkshake than a smoothie but am rolling with the initial idea I had in mind! Personally, that is what makes this recipe so much nicer in the heat as the cool creamy textures soothe your throat even better whilst totally satisfying your taste buds!

Makes 2 Servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 small frozen bananas
  • 1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 220g thick creamy yoghurt*
  • 200ml plant-based milk**
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 4 ice cubes (optional)

* I use Alpro GO! protein yoghurt or Greek yoghurt to create a smooth creamy texture to the mix, but the preference is always yours
** You are more than welcome to use dairy milk instead of plant-based, it is just my personal preference

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Pre-prep for smoothie making
To make things a lot easier for yourself, cut the bananas in half before freezing so that will better fit into any food blender or processor!

Method

  • Start by adding your frozen bananas, peanut butter and milk to the blender.
  • Blend until the banana has started to break down a little into smaller chunks.
  • Next, add in the remaining ingredients (leave out ice cubes if you are using them)
  • Blend until a nice creamy consistency.
  • If you are using them add in the ice cubes and blend a final time before serving in your desired container.

Top Tip! – If you wanted to turn this into a ready-made breakfast smoothie then all that you will need to add in is 40g oats per serving to create a more fibre filled meal on the go!

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Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I have test tasting for it! Let me know if you do give this recipe a go by leaving a comment or tag me in any photograph you post on social media using #thegrowingbutterfly

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