Despite it being a typical freezing winter here, I have still enjoyed many smoothies. Some are fruity, but most are variations on my fave-peanut butter and banana.
Frozen fruit, no peanut butter, therefore not my favorite.
My parents have so many of these old Pom Tea glasses from when they first came out awhile ago! Joe was our little trend setter and bought them 😉
Classic Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (practically famous!)
1 frozen banana (I cut it in chunks, put in container to freeze)
1 cup milk
1 scoop peanut butter
It’s easiest to blend if you add the milk first to your blender, then add banana, blend, add peanut butter, blend again. Creamy, dreamy, party in my mouth.
Protein Green Smoothie
- 1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein powder (I’ve used Jay Robb)
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- 1/2 banana (cut in chunks and frozen)
- Spoonful of peanut butter
- 1 cup original almond milk (my fave is Silk brand)
- About 10 ice cubes
I like to blend the milk, powder and spinach together first, then add the peanut butter, banana, and ice. I’ve also used sprinkles of guar and xanthan gums, but they really aren’t necessary-just add some volume and creaminess.
One of my favorite foods of all time: peanut butter. I like almond butter too, but not nearly as much as PB. In fact, I eat it everyday. That’s why I apparently have to stock up on it like the world is coming to an end:
So out of all of those, what’s my favorite? Costco Organic. Hands down. I think it has the best flavor, texture, and is a great price too. You do store it in the fridge after it is opened, but it stays so creamy-it doesn’t get all chunky-thick and the oil doesn’t separate. The ingredients: Dry Roasted Organic Peanuts and Salt. Plus it melts over hot oats-mmmmyaauumm. I do love that Almond Naturally More too-it has flaxseeds in it which I love the texture it gives.
Can I just say how amazingly blessed we are when we have cabinets full and food in the fridge? Wow God provides and blesses me way more than I realize or thank Him enough for. Also, we could have had just a few different kinds of food, but God created thousands! From raspberries to peanuts, my God is an awesome Creator.
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10