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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe Good Enough for an Ice Cream Store

These smoothies mix peanut butter, frozen banana, milk and oats. Don’t worry. The oats get ground up before you start so you’ll hardly even realize they’re in there. My 6 year old said that this smoothie is so good that I should open an ice cream store :) After giving up refined sugar (excluding my weekly dessert) it seems like nature’s “sweets” have grown to have a whole new level of flavor and depth that I never quite appreciated before. You could add a little bit of honey to these if you want to, but I recommend that you try it without the honey first. In my opinion it is just perfect without any extra sweetness added.  It feels like you’re indulging in a treat, but they’re actually chock full of good for you stuff.

A few of my favorites include:

And, the Starbucks Copycat Iced Frappe Mocha is a great treat that always hits the spot!

Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s grocery shopping day for me. Did I tell you all that I have cut back to doing one major shopping trip 2 times a month with only trips for produce and milk between. I’m loving that and so is my budget- our grocery bill has gone down by about 18%!!! Plus, I spend less time at the grocery.  Isn’t it the small things in life that bring pleasure? I’m thinking of trying to cut it back even more to once every 3 weeks, but I have a teeny pantry so not I’m sure if that will work. What is your best time/money saving tip concerning stocking the kitchen?


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
serves 2

2 bananas sliced and frozen

1/4 cup oats

1/4 cup peanut butter

3/4 cup milk

Put oats in blender and blend until they’re powdery. Add remaining ingredients and blend until there are no more chunks of frozen banana. Garnish with fresh banana slices if desired.

 

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