Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

I haven't tried it yet...but, here's a dandy!

I'll give it to you straight out of the little booklet put out by Publications International...using brand name products.  It's called Smoothies and Frozen Favourites.

When I make mine...I'll just leave out the chocolate milk... mostly cuz I never have it hanging around..why would I? ...but, it sounds like it would be wonderful just as banana peanut butter.

Here is what they call for:

1 1/2 cups reduced fat (2%) chocolate milk
2  TBSP  creamy peanut butter
1  ripe medium banana
2  cups vanilla nonfat yogurt
2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP ground flaxseed

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  Says it makes 4 one cup servings ...



My observations:  I don't think I'd bother with any sugar .. 'specially as I'm trying not to overdo the new guidelines of staying under the 100 grams per day ....  there would be a lot of natural sugar already in a banana and the vanilla yogurt.. and, hey...that flax seed sounds a good idea for added fibre to anybody's diet... and, I usually have natural chunky peanut butter..so won't be buying any creamy just to try one of these... chunks of peanuts will do nicely I'm sure... although, they may not get pulverized as much as they should to suck through a straw...hahahha.. who cares?  I'll drink it out of the glass.

Maybe later today I will get around to making one of these yummy sounding drinks... it's +24C .... already.....

I'd love to put on a picture but, they didn't have one of this ...if I get around to it..I will take a photo of my own ....

Instead, I give you ..my mango, strawberry, orange smoothie.....with frozen yogurt tossed in...  they are soooooo good you may decide to have one a day as we've been doing in the heat wave we're having..... who needs supper after one of these?






24 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Best without sugar, yummy yum.

Phil Slade said...

Yeh, that was my first thought too. Ditch the sugar, we don't need it. By the way we have no problem eating a whole bunch of Asparagus, there's never any left.

Gail Dixon said...

I'm definitely with you on leaving out the sugar. Sounds delicious!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm afraid I could become addicted to this smoothie. ;)

Sharon Wagner said...

Yum!

DeniseinVA said...

Thanks for these delicious smoothie recipes. I think I will follow your guidelines as they fit in more with my own. That's the fun part of making smoothies, you can taylor it to your own tastes. Thanks also for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. I've enjoyed my visit here and have put you on my blog-roll blog as I would like to come back.

Karen S. said...

Excited to try this, yummy and healthy too!

Debbie said...

Sounds very yummy!!!

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barbara l. hale said...

Not big on smoothies myself, but that actually sounds good and would make a nice breakfast or snack. I would forgo the sugar, too. I think there's enough with the banana and peanut butter.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, this sounds really good! I have an addiction to smoothies and always love new recipes. I keep sugar free powdered Nestle Quick in my cupboard for late night snack attacks so have all the ingredients except flack seed. Thank you for your sweet visit - I am a new follower to your lovely blog :) xo Karen

Grantham Lynn said...

Ditch the sugar. Probably. Great for smoothie lovers.

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Carole M. said...

the berry smoothie to me sounds soooo nice

DeniseinVA said...

Hmmmmm.......this sounds so good. I love peanut butter anything and will give this a try. Thanks for the recipe :)

NatureFootstep said...

sounds delichious. :)

DeniseinVA said...

I love smoothies, this one sounds very yummy. I have had mango and strawberries before but never peanut butter and I don't know why because I love peanut butter. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for visiting.

DeniseinVA said...

You know, I must be losing my marbles, I see this is my third comment on this post :( BUT, still love your smoothies ;)

DeniseinVA said...

Actually the fourth, so I think you'd better stand by the fifth in another month, lol!

Jen said...

Sounds almost like the peanut butter and jelly smoothie I made. I was making different smoothies for breakfast every morning for a little while, but I missed chewing.

Larry said...

I'd go with the mango, orange strawberry-three of my favorite fruits-sounds yummy!

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Your smoothy recipe sounds delicious.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Now you've gone 'n' done it!!

You have me drooling. What could be wrong with this? Not a thing. All good treats and quite nutritious.

Yum.