I wish I could give you “the perfect” smoothie base, but the truth is, I like to make smoothies in a few different ways.
The key to a good smoothie is to keep the ingredient list relatively short and to know your ratios. My favourite ratio is 1 cup milk to 1/4 cup Greek yogurt to 1 frozen banana and then add in stuff from there.
For this peanut butter and banana smoothie my add-ins are simple: just peanut butter (duh!), chia seeds and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It’s my favorite!
And yeah, I’ve made peanut butter and banana smoothies before on this blog and shared them with you. It’s one of those flavours I will keep coming back to in every form again and again (I hope you don’t mind!!)
I’ve made a chocolate peanut butter and banana smoothie that is a real treat made with chocolate almond milk and avocado. Yum!
Another really tasty option is my peanut butter, banana and oat breakfast milkshake which is similar to this one but does not have yogurt in it and gets its thickness from the oats and extra peanut butter (a choice for when you want to be more indulgent…which should be more often than not).
Oh! And I also have a green peanut butter banana smoothie recipe which is pretty much the same as this one but has spinach in it. It’s important that you have them all!!
So grab a blender and get smoothie making! It doesn’t matter what time of year it is to make these. They’re awesome.
- 1 ripe frozen banana
- 1 cup milk (any kind)
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Sprinkle ground cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients listed into a high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.