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Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe
By Sharon Bellissimo

Peanut butter smoothies are as delicious as they are healthy. This type of smoothie is often combined with bananas to give it a nice creamy taste. Try these combinations in your next smoothie!

Ingredients

1 banana cut up
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 c. milk (soy milk can be substituted)
1/2 c plain yogurt

Directions:

Blend the banana into the milk until it reaches a smooth consistency. Mix the yogurt and peanut butter together beforehand in a bowl and then add to the blender. Blend until a smooth, creamy texture is created. Yum!

Here is another recipe that incorporates honey as a sweetener.

Ingredients:

Ice
1/2 c. milk
2 heaping tbsp. peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
1 large banana

First crush the ice. You will need about 6 ice cubes crushed. If you have crushed ice already on hand use approximately one cup. To crush the cubed ice just pulse on a slow speed in the blender until finely crushed; making sure there are no large chunks left in it.

Add the banana (breaking it up into chunks), peanut butter; honey and soy milk. You may need to experiment a few times before you find the balance of ingredients that works for you. Taste it as you go along adding more banana or peanut butter to taste.

Pulse blender on a slow speed to break up the bananas and once the banana is incorporated, increase the speed to the second or third highest for approximately 45 seconds up to one minute. Blend it until the mixture becomes liquid.

Smoothies can be so refreshing and they are a great way to combine healthy ingredients into a drink that even the kids will love. You will need a good blender to make smoothies; one that is strong enough to crush ice. There are hundreds of combinations for creating healthy smoothies.

A great resource for those who are serious about their smoothies is available at Sensational Smoothies. Yes, this is the only recipe book you will ever need; over 180 healthy combinations including vegetable smoothies. Check it out at http://www.healthysmooth.org

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Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe