I LOVE peanut butter and bananas and I love peanut butter banana smoothies even more!
For me, it’s one of the best and easiest breakfast options or snack throughout the day because it’s healthy, nutritious and quick when you’re on the go. The only equipment you need is a blender. If you don’t have one, check out the Nutri Ninja here: http://amzn.to/2lDU9DM, it has pretty good customer ratings and isn’t super expensive.
There is a little bit of debate around whether or not peanut butter is good for you or not. Technically, it should just be mashed up peanuts right? My only advice here is to pick a brand that does not add flavourings, sugars, or any nasties. Lately I have been using Fix & Fogg Peanut Butter which is made in Wellington, New Zealand. The ingredients are peanuts and sea salt. That’s it. Fix & Fogg have actually completed some research into the nutritional benefits of their peanut butter. Here’s the results:
“25g serving (about a heaped tablespoon) of our Super Crunchy or Smooth peanut butter will give you the following nutrition towards your recommended daily intake:
- 16% – protein: necessary for tissue building and repair
- 16% – magnesium: promotes good nerve & muscle function, and reduces tiredness & fatigue
- 11% – manganese: good for energy metabolism and bone formation
- 11% – phosphorus: necessary for healthy teeth and bones
- 7% – zinc: promotes healthy skin and wound healing
- 5% – iron: helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, and contributes to a healthy immune system
- 4% – copper: contributes to cell protection from free radical damage
- Less than 1% of your RDI for sugar (0.5%) and salt (0.3%)”
(Fix & Fogg).
Please note I am not in any way paid or sponsored by Fix & Fogg and my product recommendation is based on personal experience with the product.
Anyway, let’s get to the good part and make this smoothie!
- 1 frozen banana
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- Put all ingredients into a blender and blend!
- Pour into a glass and enjoy 🙂
Tip: I always keep a bag of frozen bananas in my freezer to add to smoothies, it makes the consistency like a thickshake which is deeeelicious! Just make sure you peel the banana and chop it into pieces before you put it in a bag in the freezer!