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Monday, May 6, 2013

banana peanut butter oat smoothie

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.

love, laurie


ma pa camlet said...

Sound delicious and I love the straw.

Carrie Robinson said...

Oooooo.... yum! Pinning this one for sure. :) I love making banana smoothies. I often just unpeel the bananas, wrap them in foil, and then freeze them. Then I can just chop one up when I want to make a smoothie and completely skip the ice! :)