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.


  1. Yum! I love vegan smoothies...they make me feel so healthy.

    What does the ground flax seed do? There's some at my local grocery store but (other than baking) I've never been sure what to do with it.

    1. Flax seed is a good source of Omega-3, fiber and lignans (antioxidants). Since it's such an easy way to get these extra benefits, I try to add it to my meals as often as I can, much like I do with Nutritional Yeast.

      I use ground flax seed in baking as well. I also add it to many things like cereal, cookies, muffins, oatmeal, on toast and in the smoothies just to make them a bit better for you. I also like the nutty flavor it adds to some foods. :)