Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie
I just started back to the gym after having my second child two months ago and was experimenting to find a smoothie high in protein and low in sugar to augment my workouts. I have this almost daily! It tastes like a decadent milk shake, and yet it is actually good for you. The real trick is to use previously sliced and frozen bananas. I buy bananas by the armload and then when they start to get riper than what I would want for eating, I peel and slice and put in Ziploc freezer bags. Then they can be used in almost any recipe asking for fresh ripe bananas.
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups sliced frozen bananas, still frozen (approx)
- 6 -8 ounces milk (I use 1%)
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I use Prostar brand)
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 3 packets Splenda sugar substitute
- Break apart banana slices as well as you can, by using a butter knife or pounding them on counter.
- It is not necessary to have all pieces separated, depending on the power of you blender (my Oster has no problem with this).
- Put all ingredients in blender.
- Start on low chop or grind setting, as if trying to blend ice.
- When all of the banana slices have been blended and are no longer visible, blend for 30 seconds on blend mode.
- Serve immediately.