Banana, Berries and Peanut Butter Smoothie


Barbara Oseland Recipe

By Barbara Oseland BOseland


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Every once in a while I like to add peanut butter to my smoothie. Although choosing a low in sugar or organic peanut butter may be a better option, it is still something we should consume in moderation. This will give you the flavor of peanut butter and sweetness and tang from the berries as well as the health benefit from oils in the peanut butter, vitamins and calcium in the fruit and yogurt and milk as well as health benefits of the flax or wheat germ.

Ingredients

1 medium
banana frozen in chunks
1/4 c
frozen blueberries
1/2 c
frozen strawberries (about 4-5 whole)
1/4 c
blackberries
1/2 c
plain low fat yogurt
1/2 c
milk, low-fat
2 Tbsp
peanut butter, creamy
1 tsp
honey or packet splenda
1 Tbsp
flax (optional)
1 Tbsp
wheat germ (optional)
5
ice cubes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put ground flax and wheat germ into blender to grind and further breakdown. This will also eliminate any bitterness from the flax.
2
Place the banana, strawberry, blackberries, blueberries, peanut butter, honey, yogurt, and milk into the blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Add ice two at a time and pulse to break up, then blend till desired consistency.
3
Note:
If you only have mixed fruit or prefer mixed, replace fruit (except banana) with 1 cup mixed berries.

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Betty King bjboop
Jul 31, 2012
i only use the "natural" peanut butter or make my own. Peanut Butter doesn't need sugar or oils or other stuff added. We often have a smoothie for breakfast. I use fresh fruit (especially berries), banana, Greek yogurt, ice cubes, and lite coconut milk. I sometimes add flax or cinnamon, and use blue agave or local honey for sweetener if needed.
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Dec 2, 2011 - S I shared this recipe with discussion group: Let's Have a Beverage! (aka "Let's Have A Drink!")
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