Why a Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie is Good for You
-Bananas are a smoothie staple. Not only are they a binding agent in many mixes helping to blend the other ingredients, they bring a lot of fruit nutrition along for the ride; low in fat, rich and potassium and dietary fiber, low in calories and fat.
-Peanut butter sometimes has something of a bad reputation for being unhealthy but it also offers protein and dietary fiber without sodium or cholesterol.
Put them both together in a smoothie recipe and you end up with a pretty healthy and very tasty treat.
Also a plus is that this is one of the easier smoothies to make so you won’t be investing a lot of time in preparation.
In your favorite blender mix:
-1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
-1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced. TIP: Peel and slice the banana BEFORE freezing!
-3 Tablespoons of peanut butter (creamy, not chunky unless you want to drink the nuts)
-Add some cold low-fat milk, starting with about 1/4 cup, and add more as needed until the smoothie is the consistency you like best.
-Optional: 1 tbsp. Chia Seed
Pour your newly created peanut butter and banana smoothie into a chilled glass and top with a few chocolate chips or drizzle with chocolate syrup for a special treat.