Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Staff Writer
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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2
Servings
854
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
39g
56%
Sugar
59g
66%
Saturated Fat
23g
96%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
113g
87%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
121mg
12%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
113µg
28%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
222mg
32%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
856mg
57%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
79g
3%
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.