This is one of my very favorite smoothies. For a couple of reasons, one, no waste… what do I mean by that. You know when you buy bananas they are usually as green as grass. The next couple of days when you have only eaten one or two they start getting spotty & turning. Don’t throw them away. Place them in the freezer you can either peel them & put them in a freezer safe container or freeze them peel & all. NO WASTE!! If you freeze them with the peel on it’s a slightly messier process. It includes a little microwave before you can make your smoothie. (which is what we did, because I was lazy in the freezing process)
These smoothies are a great after workout treat. Decent protein, not too much sugar that doesn’t come from the banana. It is also a great replacement for a milk shake when you are trying to watch what you are eating. Of course you have soooo many options with the fruits & just leave the Peanut Butter out all together. So, lets jump in to talking about how to put this together.
Above you can see all of our ingredients in the bowl/Pitcher of the blender. Be slightly conservative with the milk. You can add to but you cannot take away. 🙂 With your ice ready to go place in the top of your Margaritaville blender to shave down into your smoothie mix. Continue to add ice & milk, if necessary to reach the milkshake like consistency of your smoothie. I like to be able to sip mine through a straw without a struggle.
Use your imagination with this & be creative. You can use frozen fruits like strawberries, mixed berries etc. Another good addition is Orange Juice instead of milk this obviously would be without the Peanut Butter & only fruits & juices. (your favorite protein powder can be added)
INGREDIENTS: (makes 2 servings)
2 Frozen Bananas (if frozen in the peel microwave for 20 seconds, just long enough to be able to squeeze the banana out)
1 Fresh Banana
1 cup Cool Whip (thawed)
1 cup Almond Milk or milk of your choice.
2 TB Peanut Butter or Nut butter of your choice.
1 Cup of ice for the blender
Place all ingredient except the ice into the pitcher of the blender. Place ice into the shaving reservoir of your blender if using a Margaritaville machine. If you are using a traditional blender your ice would go in with your other ingredients.
Happy Mixing !!