Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Tyler Sullivan

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut butter and banana smoothies have become a staple craving for me since my first ever trip to the Edgartown Bakery in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Their smoothies are enormously sized and packed with calories, not to mention $7.00 a piece, and so my diet and wallet didn't allow them to frequent my taste buds on a regular basis; however, the flavors and combination never left my list of wants. As it turns out, these flavors are not difficult to replicate, and the calories can be cut by more than half. Here is my rendition of the peanut butter and banana smoothie that can be done in 10 minutes, in your own home — as fatty or as skinny as you want it to be. 

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Notes

Note: For a heartier smoothie (with a little more taste and a little more fat), you can substitute vanilla ice cream for yogurt, add more peanut butter, and another banana. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup  ice cubes (or 1 1/2 trays)
  • bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 3  Ounces  nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 3  Tablespoons  creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3  Cup  nonfat milk

Directions

Empty the ice into a blender, followed by the chopped bananas, yogurt, peanut butter, and milk. Cover and blend until smooth, 1-2 minutes on a "smoothie" setting. (Add more time for older blenders.) Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
33g
37%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
69g
53%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
165µg
24%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
139mg
14%
Choline, total
37mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
67mg
21%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
219mg
31%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
331mg
22%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
143g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.