Do you like bananas and peanut butter? If so, you can drink happiness and I’ll show you how. After much trial and error, I have stumbled upon the precise recipe to achieve liquid happiness. But before we get started, I want to apologize to all of you who are intolerant of nuts as it is integral in this happiness beverage…sorry!! 😦
This drink is a smoothie of sorts and is my momentary obsession. If you enjoy bananas, peanut butter, and smoothies, do consider trying out the recipe below.
Ingredients (for 1 serving ~15 oz) Time 5 – 10 mins
1 Medium to large banana
3/4 Cup milk (for thicker drinks go for a higher fat content, for more liquidy drinks use skim or non-dairy milk) *
2 Tbsp peanut butter (or peanut powder)
1 Tsp vanilla extract
4 – 6 ice cubes
Honey (for taste)
*If you find yourself in possession of an abnormally large banana, consider adding a little extra milk (~1 Cup).
2 Tbsp minced dates (or chocolate chips or raisins)
Caramel syrup or chocolate syrup (or ¿por qué no los dos?)
Whipped cream (if you’re feeling decadent)
Step 1: Add the milk, banana, peanut butter, vanilla, ice cubes, sweetener (honey or what have you) to the blender. Blend ingredients until combined.
Step 2: Pour into cup a large cup (~15 oz.)
Optional Steps: Add in toppings of your choice! If using caramel, consider melting it in the microwave (adding a splash of milk to it) so you can drizzle it in your smoothie.
- My blender does not do a good job of blending dates or raisins. I’m unsure whether this is true for all blenders. If your blender does not blend your add ins, consider enjoying your smoothie with a spoon to scoop up the dates or raisins at the bottom.
- Why in the world should I add dates to my smoothie!? Because dates are essentially fruit candy that make everything better (more here).
- Consider freezing the banana for a smoothie that is a bit more like a milkshake
- When using less-than-ripe bananas consider adding extra honey as a sweetener
Enjoy the smoothie! I know I do… almost daily!!