This was a fail amongst my kids at least for breakfast when they might have been expecting scrambled eggs. One of my kids started crying from upstairs when she heard the blender before she even knew what was in it. Another professed a sudden hatred for peanut butter while watching me make it. The third, who truly does not enjoy bananas, actually liked it. All of this was fine with me, because I like it, and I finished off all of their cups.
It kind of tastes like banana boats I used to make camping, and oddly a bit like a liquid graham cracker. I think it would be a great after school snack. As with any smoothie recipe, no need to measure or be fussy, just throw things in. Go heavy on what you like the most or experiment with other flavors (add chocolate!).
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
(Makes one large smoothie, easily doubled)
- 1 ripe medium banana (frozen or room temperature)
- 1/2 cup greek vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- dash of cinnamon (or more to taste)
- 1-2 cups cold milk, chocolate milk, soy milk, or almond milk (amount depends on how thick you like your smoothie – you can substitute a portion of this frozen yogurt or ice cream for a treat)
- Throw everything into the blender.
- Blend until smooth.