Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
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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Ready in
10 m
2
Servings
285
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)
  • 2 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!

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
22g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Protein
10g
21%
Carbs
37g
12%
Vitamin A
61µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.9%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
28.5%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
191mg
19%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Iron
0.8mg
4.3%
Magnesium
86mg
21%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
214mg
31%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
725mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.9%
Sodium
66mg
3%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.1%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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