Friday, December 9, 2011

RECOVERY: Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Peanut butter and bananas...2 things that make my mom wanna hurl.  I love 'em...and together, even better!  So I was thrilled when I was poking around on Pinterest and found this Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie from the This Chick Cooks blog.  (Btw, if you haven't tried Pinterest....then you've probably been getting more sleep than me.  It's completely addictive.  It's a site where other "pinners" "pin" things that they like to "boards."  Basically, you see something you like on the internet - a recipe, clothing, a DIY craft, a cute animal, whatever - you pin it to your board, other people see it, they can re-pin it, and you get some great ideas and laughs.  Check it out...and plan on staying up too late!)

This is what I look like after too many late nites on

Anyway, I tried this smoothie the other nite after a workout and it hit the spot!  I, of course, used Almond Milk (vanilla) instead of real milk to make it vegan.  And you could probably add some vanilla protein powder for an extra protein kick, although the peanut butter has good protein.

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • 2 frozen & sliced bananas (Tip:  slice the bananas before putting them in the freezer, then take the bananas out about 1/2 hour before you want to make the smoothie to let them thaw.  Otherwise, even the VitaMix will have a hard time blending them up)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup ground oats (Tip:  Unless you have a high-powered blender like the VitaMix, grind up the oats in a coffee grinder first)
  • 3/4 cup milk, almond milk, or rice milk
  • Blend all ingredients together and voila!  
Have a smoothie recipe you'd like to share? 

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