we had one lonely banana hanging out on our kitchen counter for several days. neither of us wanted to put forth the effort to make a small batch of banana bread/muffins with it, so we decided to throw it in the blender to make a smoothie with it instead.
after debating what should accompany the lonely banana in the blender, the choice was clear. some things are just made to be together . . . bananas and peanut butter are a match made in heaven.
we also threw some skim milk, ice, and old-fashioned oats in there too.
the result was an awesome smoothie that tasted just like a milkshake . . . and it's healthy too! i call that a win-win situation.
i think this combination is my new favorite smoothie recipe!
banana peanut butter oat smoothie
total time: 5 minutes
yields: 1 large smoothie
1 ripe banana
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup skim milk
4-5 ice cubes
blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.