Looking to refuel after a workout or simply start your day with a nutritious breakfast? Our Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe is filled with healthy ingredients that not only taste great, but also satiate. Smoothies can provide an essential source of energy to power your mornings by delivering an extra boost of vitamins and minerals. And, by consuming fruits and vegetables in liquid form, the body can more easily break down these nutrients to aid digestion.
Nutrient Booster: Peanuts
Peanuts are a great source of heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Since peanuts are legumes, they contain more protein than any other nut. Peanuts are a plant-based protein offering the nutritional benefits of fiber, niacin, folate, vitamin E and more. The high fiber and protein content in peanuts can help you feel fuller longer, reducing cravings for snacks or junk food.
Want another reason to try our Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe? Smoothies have a hydrating benefit–start your morning with this recipe and you are already part way toward reaching your daily recommended 6-8 ounces of fluids!
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1/2 medium frozen banana
- 3 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1. In a high-speed blender add all ingredients and mix for a minute or two until all ingredients are well blended. Serve in a tall glass.
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups Calories: 265 calories, Fat: 13 grams, Saturated fat: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 25 grams, Sugar: 8 grams, Sodium: 140 milligrams, Fiber: 6 grams, Protein: 15 grams, Cholesterol: 7 grams
Disclaimer: Kathy Siegel from Triad to Wellness participated in a sponsored event with the National Peanut Board in the fall of 2015 and received samples. Triad to Wellness did not receive compensation for this recipe.