Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

peanut butter banana smoothie

SOMEONE decided to sign up for a triathlon happening in a few months…. no, it was not me! It was my husband! I decided to sit this one out and cheer him on. I am, however, training with him. That counts as something right? We have been really good about so far, but it is still early. This morning we woke up at 6am to go swimming before the work day started, and it wasn’t as bad as I imagined it to be! I actually felt really productive and ready to face the day afterwards. If only I could get into a routine of working out early in the morning. It is easier this time of year because the days are long. I just love how much light we have this time of year! Our workouts have been alternating between running, biking, swimming, and home weight training (this is actually the worse one for me – oucchh!). I find that the more I workout, the more my body craves it. I have actually been feeling bad if I don’t workout for more than 2 days.

Along with the training, I have been thinking of post-workout meals and drinks. My new favorite right now is this peanut butter banana smoothie, which tastes like a milkshake so even though it is packed with protein it is almost like having dessert after working out! I wanted to add coffee to it (did I tell you coffee and peanut butter is my new favorite combo these days? OMG … so good), but I decided to be good since I am trying to cut back the coffee. If you try it, let me know how you like it!

4.6 from 10 reviews
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Light whipped cream for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients (except for the whipped cream) to a blender and blend well.
  2. Top with whipped cream and sliced almonds if desired.
Makes 2 small smoothies

     

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    35 comments

    1. Erin says:

      Dude! We make almost the same thing only if you use frozen bananas and skip the ice cubes it’s sooooo dang creamy! And we throw in Greek yogurt too and sometimes a couple frozen berries or mango for sweetness without needing honey. Yummm

    2. Hotly Spiced says:

      I’m feeling tired just reading about all that training. I used to do weight training though – those pump classes they have at the gym and yes, I understand what you’re saying because I used to find them very addictive and I’d really be distraught if I had to miss a couple of classes. xx

    3. ANNE says:

      YUM! Looks delicious…and gives me just enough motivation to work out so that I can come home and enjoy this smoothie! 😉

      I just found your blog via pinterest, and as a fellow bay area blogger, I was drawn in initially by your title…and then spent 30 minutes drooling over your photos…so much for a productive morning at work! It’s official, I’m a big fan!

    4. Alex says:

      Mmm this is yummy! But it needs something to make it a bit healthier! I used this as a base and I also added spinach, cinnamon, and wheat germ. Yum!

    5. Jessica King says:

      I love your smoothie! Iv been training every morning for 3 weeks now and have made it every day, it fills me up like a meal and it tastes so good!

    6. Carrie says:

      That looks and sounds so good my kids would love to try this.
      My husband would love try a Blueberry Banana Honey smoothie
      Need try these when get the stuff to make them. Thanks

    7. Sara says:

      Recipe sounds like a perfect match for my daughter! I think I’ll freeze the banana to give it a creamy texture

    8. Rachel says:

      YUM! I am a crossfitter and I am now using this as my post workout smoothie! I also added my protein powder to it- lots of protein for sore muscles! 🙂

    9. Shelley says:

      This is one of my favourite smoothies. I make it often. Sometimes I substitute a few dates for the honey.

    10. Maria says:

      This smoothie was delicious!! I added 1/4 cup of oatmeal, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a little more peanut butter than suggested. The consistency was so good- smooth and creamy. Great for after a run!

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