The classic peanut butter banana smoothie. A quick and healthy choice that is ideal as a snack or for breakfast. NDTV Food covers why peanut butter smoothies are beneficial as a post-workout drink in their weight loss article here. Our peanut butter banana smoothie is one of our favourite recipes. You too may find that the combination of ingredients with your Vitamer results in what tastes like a decadent milkshake, rather than an ordinary smoothie.
Ingredients to Make the Tastiest Peanut Butter Smoothie
To make this delicious peanut butter smoothie you will need a few things:
- Milk (any milk of your choice)
- Peanut butter
- Cinnamon powder
- Ice cubes
A few additional extras for you to consider:
- MCT oil
- Protein powder
Please note: we do not give quantities to allow you to choose the amount of each ingredient that you'd like. We know some of you may like way more peanut butter than others. Oops.
Directions to Make the Tastiest Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Open your Vitamer lid;
- Fill your Vitamer with your ingredients:
- Half or a full banana (sliced)
- 3 ice cubes
- Drizzle honey
- Sprinkle cinnamon
- A spoon or two of peanut butter
- Pour your milk in - be sure to leave a horizontal thumb space gap at the top of the bottle.
- Enjoy your decadent smoothie!
Are Peanut Butter and Banana Healthy?
Did you know peanut butter and banana offer health benefits? Peanut butter and banana are famous as complimentary flavours, but they also offer various health benefits too.
Are you one of the many people wondering what are the potential health benefits associated to peanuts and peanut butter? It has been proven that peanuts and peanut butter can potentially boost your heart health as well as improve your blood sugar levels. It is also important to know that depending how you incorporate peanut butter into your diet it can both help you lose or gain weight. Jayne Leonard, from MedicalNewsToday, writes an in-depth article on whether peanut butter is good for you or not here.
It is widely known that banana is packed with valuable micronutrients, which is why it has so many health benefits. A few key benefits that bananas offer include regulating blood pressure protecting against heart disease, lowers cholesterol, normalises bowel function and aids digestive health. Jo Lewin, a registered nutritionist, writes about the health benefits associated with bananas here.
In a nutshell, consuming peanut butter and banana you will be fuelling your body with some of these valuable nutrients and vitamins: protein, zinc, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and more.
Alternative Fruits to Replace Banana
Not everyone likes banana. Perhaps that is you. If so, you could consider adding frozen strawberries or blueberries or melon. All three pair well with peanut butter. However, you may find that by replacing the banana with one of the above three ingredients you may need to add some extra honey or a pitted date for sweetness.
*This recipe is a guide, not advice.