Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Dec 052016
 
banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie

The combination of banana and peanut butter is one of the best. An, if your kids (or you!) enjoy chocolate milk every now and then, this banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie makes a special after-school smoothie treat.

Its also easy to turn this tasty banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

– 1 large or 2 small ripe bananas (or frozen bananas TIP if using frozen, peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING!)
– 2 cups very cold chocolate milk
– 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Start with only 1 cup of milk and blend, then add more till it reaches the consistency you like, sprinkle with chocolate shavings or banana slices if you like, and serve. (Serves 2)

Here’s a couple of tips:
– Try using frozen bananas in place of fresh; they provide a good cold base. Just be sure to peel and slice them BEFORE freezing!
– The amount of milk added often depends on the size and texture of the banana.

 

Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie- Delicious!

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Dec 052016
 
banana peanut butter smoothie

Kids will definitely love making and drinking a yummy Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie.  With just three ingredients, this treat is super easy to make. One you should be sure to include as a favorite afternoon treat.

Its also easy to turn this Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it won’t change the “banana peanut buttery” results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 2 Bananas cut up in chunks or about 1 ½ cups of frozen banana slices (TIP peel and slice bananas BEFORE FREEZING!)
  • 3 Tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of yogurt (vanilla, plain, or banana)

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Nov 242016
 
chocolate banana smoothie

There are some things that just belong together. Chocolate and bananas certainly fit that bill. This Chocolate Banana smoothie recipe is easy to make and a delight to eat. Serve this smoothie as either a snack or as a meal replacement at lunch.

Its also easy to turn this chocolate banana smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:


1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla (or banana) yogurt
1 cup of low-fat soy milk
2 Tablespoons of dark chocolate syrup
1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Combine all ingredients in a blend until all the ingredients are mixed together.  Pour into a chilled glass and if you are making the smoothie for desert, sprinkle a little shaved chocolate on top for special treat!

Banana Spinach Smoothie

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Nov 182016
 
banana spinach smoothie

If there were to be a contest for the worst sounding smoothie I think I would nominate this one. There is just something very off-putting about a banana spinach smoothie isn’t there?

But that was before I mustered up enough courage to actually give it a try. To say I was surprised understates it. I really liked it! So much so that I have now tried it twice, once with water and once with almond milk. Both tasted great and made me feel very virtuous for eating something so healthy.

Even better, the recipe could not be easier:

  • 4 cups raw baby spinach
  • 6-8 ounces vanilla yogurt (I haven’t tried it with Greek yogurt but it should be good)
  • 1 large banana, peeled and sliced
  • 8 oz. or so water, or Almond milk

All the ingredients go into your trusty blender and mix until smooth. You might want to try a bit less water or Almond milk to start and add more if the blend is too thick.

This made two really big smoothies so adjust if it’s just you for breakfast.

Banana Spinach Smoothie – Really!