Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

These smoothies mix peanut butter, frozen banana, milk and oats. Don't worry. The oats get ground up before you start so you'll hardly even realize they're in there. My 6 year old said that this smoothie is so good that I should open an ice cream store :) After giving up refined sugar (excluding my weekly dessert) it seems like nature's "sweets" have grown to have a whole new level of flavor and depth that I never quite appreciated before. You could add a little bit of honey to these if you want to, but I recommend that you try it without the honey first. In my opinion it is just perfect without any extra sweetness added.  It feels like you're indulging in a treat, but they're actually chock full of good for you stuff. 

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
serves 2

2 bananas sliced and frozen
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup milk

Put oats in blender and blend until they're powdery. Add remaining ingredients and blend until there are no more chunks of frozen banana. Garnish with fresh banana slices if desired.