Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Green Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Green smoothies (or Green Monsters) are very trendy.  It's just adding spinach or kale to traditional smoothies to make a vitamin packed, super healthy drink.  In my experience, baby spinach is the best green to work with because it has a mild flavor and blends well.  You don't actually want to feel like you're drinking spinach.  I used peanut butter and banana in this recipe because they are both strong flavors, and that's really all you taste when you drink it.  Also, you get the nutrients from the banana and healthy, filling protein and fat from the peanut butter.

Ingredients are simple enough, just banana, peanut butter, milk, spinach, and ice cubes.

To start, I put a very ripe banana and a couple tablespoons of peanut butter in the blender along with a few handfuls of baby spinach leaves.

Then I added about a cup of milk and blended well until completely combined and bright green!  Finally, I added in a handful of ice cubes and ran the blender until they are crushed, it makes the smoothie extra frothy.  

I promise it really does taste like peanut butter and banana, not spinach at all!  

I also promise that tomorrow's post will not include anything green and pureed.  

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