Elvis Presley was said to love the combo of peanut butter and bananas. It’s a shame he never got to taste them in this great Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie instead of deep-fried in a sandwich. It’s creamy, rich and a totally satisfying way to get in some extra protein and calories when you need them. For a decadent King-like treat, add chocolate chips. Ladies and gentlemen, the blender has left the cupboard!
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency.
Recipe: Drexel Food Lab: Dana Bloom and Emily Crasnick
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- 1 cup ice
Ann's Tips and Tricks
The riper the banana, the sweeter your smoothie will be. Use unsweetened peanut butter – check the label to see what’s in there. If you are vegan, use a protein powder to suit your needs. Always buy the best quality you can afford. If you are on a high protein high calorie diet use whole milk which has more calories and protein than almond milk.