Monday, April 2, 2012

PB & Banana Smoothie

This morning, while out doing my morning run, I suddenly had the craving for peanut butter and banana.  I often like to have a breakfast of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and bananas and sprinkled with ground flax seed and with a glass of soy milk.  But today, I craved something different. I don't know where it came from, but I thought "what if I put them in the blender and make a smoothie?"  Maybe it was because it was hot and a cold smoothie seemed refreshing, but as soon as I got home, I went to work making my smoothie.

So went I got home, I put in the blender:

1/2 banana
1 tbsp of peanut butter
1 tbsp ground flax seed
8 oz of soy milk
1/2 cup crushed ice

I wasn't sure how this was going to taste, but my mind had this set that this is what I wanted.  All I can say is wow! This was so good.  I need to listen to my mind more often.  This was yummy and I'm sure that anyone who likes PB & B, will like this.  This also seems like a great smoothie for kids, I am going to try with mine.  My little one does not like to eat peanut butter, but maybe she'll drink it!  I can also see this a a great after meal dessert for kids instead of a not so healthy (or vegan) milk shake. 

I didn't make a big glass (as you can see above).  I  did not want to pack on all the calories I had just worked so hard to use.  But, I needed a little something to replenish energy and this just hit the spot.  Now I'm sure that I did not invent something new, but it is new to me! So the next time your mind suggests something, go with it, you just might be pleasantly surprised.