Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Recipe: Frozen Banana, Peanut Butter & Coffee Smoothie | Family Economics
By Tori Tait
Smoothies are a great way to enjoy something delicious without all the guilt of drinking a milkshake or indulging in a rich desert. This smoothie is made with frozen bananas which gives it a very creamy body that is super satisfying (you almost forget that it is not a dessert). This recipe is great for breakfast as it has peanut butter for protein and a bit of espresso for a pick-me-up. It is also great after a workout, during an afternoon slump, or as a tasty dessert.
Frozen Banana, Peanut Butter & Coffee Smoothie
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 1 large shake or 2 small shakes
2 bananas, frozen, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup almond or skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant espresso
Ahead of time: peel, cut and freeze the bananas in Ziploc® brand Freezer Bags with the Smart Zip® Seal for at least 4 hours (or overnight is best).
Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk, vanilla and instant espresso.
Enjoy!For additional smoothie recipes, please visit fellow Blogger Panel Member Alison’s post here.
What ingredients do you add to your smoothies?
Photo courtesy of Tori Tait.