Le Boulangerie (16) Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

To accompany my novel in progress: Breaking Bread, welcome to Le Boulangerie.

I did not have time nor inclination to bake this week. The weather turned warm and it was all I could do to keep my head out of the clouds. So instead of a bread or baked dessert, I thought I’d share one of my favorite decadent smoothie recipes. Actually it’s not even that high in calories – 320 for a 16 oz glass. And it has some nutritional value as well. Smoothies come out best in high powered blenders like the Ninja, the Nutri-bullet or what I use: the Vita-mix. The older blenders tend to leave chunks in your drinks.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole bananas cut into chunks and frozen overnight
  • 8 ounces milk (or almond milk – I like for this recipe)
  • 1/4 cup peanuts (or almonds, actually any nut of your choice)
  • alternatively instead of whole nuts, use 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or other nut butter of choice
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa (only adds 10 calories)

All ingredients go into the blender, blend on high until smooth. In the vitamin, it takes just about 30 seconds. I drink this as a breakfast smoothie and add in a little protein powder for some extra nutrition. But seriously it tastes like dessert! Enjoy!

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