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Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

I am sure you have all heard me mention how I chug my G’s Oatmeal Smoothie every morning and love it.  It’s just so healthy and such an incredible start to my day that I can’t get myself to move on to one of my many (yet to be posted) other smoothie recipes. However, on the weekends I sometimes need a change.  A break from the berries if you will!  I am a massive fan of anything peanut butter and banana or peanut butter and chocolate.  I find those combinations to be unbeatable in my sweet tooth world. Like I’ve said before, I don’t particularly have a sweet tooth, as I’d choose a bagel, potato chip, slice of pizza etc any day over chocolate or other sweets, however, those are the loves of the small sweet tooth within me.  I have really been enjoying my Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie for weekends now!  My lil’ man, G, loves them as well.  Double delight!  Honestly, you could throw in some cocoa powder for a chocolate effect, add some spinach for the fiber (I always do), and use any kind of nut butter you’d like!  I’m never strict with a recipe so I most certainly don’t expect the same from my readers.  In Beijing, it is very difficult to find natural peanut butter, and when you do, it costs oodles of moola.  I have taken to buying the “mixed sesame” butter (a variety of what I think is sesame seeds, peanuts, and probably something else), as it is completely natural, delicious, and costs a mere $1.00! Now, you cannot beat that.   These are the things in China that I will truly miss… well, a part of some of the things I will miss.  I am leaving after 5 long years in 7 weeks and it will be extremely bitter sweet!  I am starting to feel the reality now… I digress, back to smoothie speak!  I drink them all year long but I know that they’re even bigger hits in the summer time. Bring on the beach, the sun, and the great outdoors.  I am beyond ready and am sure you are, too!  Enjoy your Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie in the summer, spring, winter, or fall… at the beach, in the morning, afternoon, or at the mall.  Okay, I had to do it.  The Dr. Seuss in me insisted.  Enjoy it even as a light dinner or dessert.  It knows no bounds! Slurp up this deliciously satisfying and healthy Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie and I promise you, you’ll be on the road to a healthier you!  

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Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
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Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie is healthy, delicious, and ready to slurp up in just minutes!
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Prep Time
4 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
4 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 bananas
  2. 3-4 large spoonfuls of peanut butter
  3. 1/2 a ripe avocado
  4. 2 cups oats
  5. Dash of vanilla extract
  6. 1 can coconut milk
  7. Coconut water (use your desired amount for thickness/thinness)
  8. Large handful of spinach (optional but recommended- I always use this)
Instructions
  1. Put a splash of coconut water in the bottom of your blender and add the oats
  2. Top with coconut milk
  3. Add bananas, peanut butter, avocado, vanilla
  4. Top with spinach if using
  5. Add your desired amount of coconut water
  6. Blend
  7. *I put this in the refrigerator overnight and blend in the morning for a cold smoothie!
Notes
  1. This yields 3 large glasses.
Suggestions
  1. Add cocoa powder for a chocolate flavor
  2. Add spinach or kale for some awesome fiber/vitamins. You won't taste it if you're concerned about this.
  3. Use any kind of milk (almond, soy - plain, vanilla, chocolate -, cow's milk etc)
  4. Use any kind of nut butter
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