To continue on the Summer Smoothie Series, I couldn’t go any further without including a smoothie with my old faithful friend, peanut butter. As long as you buy a natural peanut butter, which is essentially a variety that only has crushed peanuts in it and perhaps a little salt, then peanut butter – like all nut butters – is actually really great for you. Life win! Full of good fats that your body knows how to process and packed with protein, you really can’t go wrong; I like to use Pic’s peanut butter, which is a local NZ product and is suuuuper delicious! The below smoothie isn’t too rich and is jammed with the savoury-sweet mix of peanut butter and banana, and is a great drink to make the night before and take to work/school/wherever your road takes you if you want a snack during the day.
Banana and peanut butter smoothie
1 medium frozen banana
2 ice cubes
1 -2 tablespoons of peanut butter (I’m pretty liberal with my peanut butter consumption so I throw at least two decent tablespoons in, but use as much as you fancy)
1 cup almond milk – or any kind of milk you like. I’m a fan of almond or coconut milk but others will work just as well!
A decent sprinkle of cinnamon to taste.
Chuck all of the ingredients into a blender together and blitz for 30-60 seconds on high speed, and voila, you’ll have a deliciously fluffy smoothie. Pour into a glass and sprinkle with a little cinnamon (if you like) to top it off.
If you aren’t drinking the PB & B smoothie straight away, bottle it up in either a wee glass bottle or a BPA free plastic bottle and store in the fridge until you fancy drinking it.