Banana, Berries and Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Serves: 1 large or 2 smaller portions
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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

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Barbara Oseland Recipe
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Full Flavored
Two Harbors, MN (pop. 3,745)
BOseland
Member Since Sep 2011
Barbara's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

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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user Barbara Oseland BOseland - Dec 1, 2011
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user S I SyiLuvsPastries - Dec 2, 2011
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user 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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