July 4, 2008

Peanut Butter & Banana Delight Smoothie

Happy 4th of July! I hope that however you are celebrating that you are with family and friends. Isn't that what all holidays are about anyway? Spending time with the people that mean the most to you? Strangely, our 4th is going to be just us this year and that's ok because that does free us up to do whatever we please. We've been tossing around different ideas on what we can do and whatever it is, it will be fun!

Since we aren't going to the traditional barbeque until Saturday, I thought I'd share a smoothie that I made this week. The food blogging world can be quite an inspiration and after my last smoothie it seemed like I kept finding more ideas all over the place. Since I had a really ripe banana on hand I knew that it would have to go into our smoothie. Next, I was trying to decide what else to put in the blender to go with it to make it even more delicious and suddenly peanut butter came to mind. After I had blended it, I took a quick taste and decided that just a touch of chocolate syrup would bring it all together... and it really did! My Oldest and I were trying to come up with a better name than Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie... one thought was Peanut Butter and Banana Delight... still too long, but we'll work on it!

Go on out and enjoy the long holiday weekend, but be sure to check back as I'll be sharing the side dish(es) that I'm taking for our neighbor's barbeque this weekend. In the meantime, try a smoothie!
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie



Peanut Butter & Banana Delight Smoothie

Recipe by patsy Original

Ingredients
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ripe banana
  • about 1-2 teaspoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 cupsice cubes
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you like a thicker consistency, add more ice.
I'm submitting this to Sweetnick's for the ARF 5 a Day weekly round-up. Be sure to check in next Tuesday to see what fantastic fruit and veggie dishes were made this past week. You'll be sure to find something fantastic to try!

2 comments:

RecipeGirl said...

Happy 4th to you! PB and Banana are a fave combo for me. Can't wait to see your side dishes!

Patsyk said...

Thanks! I know... how can you go wrong with PB and Bananas? Yum!

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