Post Workout Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut butter and bananas are good post-workout snacks.  Put them together in a blender with some skim milk, ground flax seeds and ice and you have a creamy drink loaded with potassium, protein, Omega 3 fatty acids and calcium.

This smoothie is also a quick on-the-go breakfast drink for kids of any age.

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
½ cup of skim milk
1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
½ cup ice (add more if needed)

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.  Add more ice if needed.

Banana Smoothie in Blender

I added another half cup of ice to make it cold and hydrating.  You could add additional peanut butter or protein powder as well.

Banana Smoothie

Nutritional Information:

Makes 1 serving:  Calories 376; Carbs 43g; Fat 19g; Protein 14g; Sodium 206mg; Sugar 18g

We make a lot of smoothies, but this may very well be our favorite.  The texture was perfect.  It was smooth, creamy and filling.  The peanut butter gives it a rich flavor that you don’t find with fruit smoothies.  You can add strawberries or other fruit for a variety of flavors.

What’s your favorite smoothie?

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