"Peanut" Butter Smoothies

Love Life and Lollipops- Peanut Butter Smoothie

After the gym, Richie has been going to this little health food store for smoothies.  He's been getting a peanut butter smoothie that he raves about.

I have to say, I'm not much of a smoothie person.  I would love to be.  They're superhealthy (when made right) and a cinch to make, but I always wind up feeling bloated and over full.

Well, one day, Richie picked me up from somewhere and I was famished, as usual after a day of running around, and he had one of those peanut butter shakes there.  I figured I'd give it a whirl.  And I have to say, it took me for a whirl!  It was sweet, but not too sweet, thick and milk-shakey, and totally filling and full of satiating protein.

That weekend I decided to make my own version at home and they were even better!  Granted they're more of a dessert for me than a breakfast, some of you sweet-toothers may disagree.  Either way, try it out, it's definitely a keeper, go-to recipe for quickie breakfasts, post work-out replenishment, or a snack on a busy day of running.

Here's how I did it: (makes 2-4 smoothies depending on how much you can drink;)

Throw the following into your blender (a Vitamix works the best for this and everything else;)):

  • 2 large scoops of cashew nut butter (or whatever your favorite nut butter is...cashew is particularly sweet and smooth, I try to only buy raw)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of local, raw honey (or raw agave if you prefer)
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • ice (the amount will depend on how thick or runny  you like it)

Blend away!  Drink immediately through a straw.  Love every nutritious, delicious sip!