For many years there was truly only one smoothie that I could get behind. Strawberry banana. Period. Tropical flavors aren’t really my thing; mentioning a juice-fast in my kitchen may as well be a punishable offense; and (surprise, surprise…) I’m a bit picky when it comes to fruit on my plate or in my glass. However, I have broadened my smoothie horizons as of late, learning to love a non-berry-banana concoction.
Only 5 ingredients and poof…you have a delicious and filling breakfast. I start with the banana…just peel and dump it into the blender. Next, I add a large spoonful of peanut butter. We happen to use creamy, but since you’re blending, the crunchy kind would work fine. Next, I pour in a 3-4 tbsp.’s of almond milk and then somewhere between ½ to 1 cup of whole milk. (I always start with less and add more if it is too thick.)
Top with a handful or scoop of ice, again, you can always add a little more later. Blend away until it is smooth and creamy.
You want it to be thick without being icy but still thin enough that you can suck it through a straw with no problem! When making this for two, I start with 2 whole bananas and then guess on the amounts of everything else. With the temps being so high lately, this is a great cool way to start the morning.
What’s been your favorite smoothie recipe this summer? What recipes do you use to help beat the heat?