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Green PB & Banana Smoothie

Okay, so adding spinach to smoothies isn’t exactly ground-breaking, but I’m finally jumping on the bandwagon and this is my contribution to the wide array of green smoothie recipes out there.

I promise you that all you will taste in this smoothie is banana and peanut butter – no spinach whatsoever. If the color freaks you out, serve the smoothie in a non-translucent receptacle… but I happen to love the vibrant green hue. It’s a reminder of how amazingly healthy this dessert-like breakfast really is!

I think this will become a staple for me this summer =).

 

Green PB & Banana Smoothie

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: breakfast snack vegetarian spinach greek yogurt oatmeal

Ingredients (1 smoothie)

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used organic 1%)
  • 1 medium-sized ripe banana, peeled, cut into chunks, and frozen overnight
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 0%)
  • 2 Tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened natural smooth peanut butter
  • 2 big handfuls washed & dried baby spinach
  • a few dashes ground cinnamon, optional

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until very smooth.

Nutritional Information:

369.7 calories, 10.8 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 7.1 grams fiber, 22.3 grams protein

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15 thoughts on “Green PB & Banana Smoothie

  1. I have to admit I still cannot get over the color of green smoothies. If I could only drink this out of a mug that wasn’t see-through I think I’d be golden! Lately I’ve been doing a smoothie I love with skim milk (or yogurt) + frozen banana + peanut butter + vanilla + chocolate protein powder. It perfectly mimics one I used to spend $5 on from a local restaurant and is so delicious. I’m also smitten with the oats addition. It really makes things much more filling.

  2. Wow, lovely recipe. I’ve not tried using peanut butter yet so going to give this a go. I keep forgetting about my peanut butter as it’s not in my smoothie ingredients box!

    I have been drinking green smoothies for years and healed myself of chronic fatigue syndrome and lost 56 pounds. I love them!

    If you love oats in your smoothies, have a look at my website Green Thickies which are all green smoothies with oats and seeds/nuts for a complete filling meal. I invented them after having a baby and not having any time for snacking. http://www.greenthickies.com/recipes.

    Or have a look at my latest green smoothie recipe: http://www.greenthickies.com/strawberry-balsamic-salad-smoothie which is very unusual but it really works.

    Thanks, Katherine

  3. You gotta try Zico brand dark chocolate coconut water as a base for this smoothie!! I know- it does sound a bit strange- but beleive me- it is amazing!! It does have a bit of added sugar, (18g for 14oz bottle), but I use less than half a bottle for one smoothie. My go-to green smoothie is this coco water, homemade pb, handful of spinach, frozen banana and dash of cinnamon. Amazing!! Thanks for the oats idea- will be great using the Vitamix! Ps do u have one?? I don’t think I could live without mine anymore–I use it at least twice a day–everyday!! Thanks! This is my fav food blog!!

  4. I love that you can’t taste the spinach in green smoothies. But I love even more that you CAN taste peanut butter and banana in this one. One of my favorite flavor combinations!

  5. You should try adding kale to your smoothie next time! I actually find that I like it better than spinach, there’s even less change in flavor.

  6. I tried this recipe this morning, but I swapped in some of that awesome coconut and peanut spread that you mentioned previously (http://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/?p=33461). It’s really good with just a hint of coconut flavor in addition to the peanut-banana flavor. Not quite as good as peanut butter-banana French toast, but a much better way to get the PB-banana fix!

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