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The other day I was trolling Facebook when my friend asked for some sort of suggestion for a sweet snack that wasn’t full of garbage. First I shared with her my Frozen Banana Bites but then someone in the thread mentioned smoothies. I just HAD to give those girls my rundown for my favorite smoothie. I have this problem, when I like something, I like to talk about it. So please enjoy my recipe for my favorite smoothie.
Next up was a heaping dollop of smooth peanut butter. I have also been known to use crunchy, almond butter, sunbutter…whatever I have, Jiff Natural is my favorite.
I follow that up with chunks of frozen banana that I keep in the freezer for smoothie making. We used to keep whole bananas, but have discovered that if you break the banana into chunks before freezing it works a lot better. It will also be easier to adjust quantities needed.
On top of the bananas I sprinkled one scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder. I don’t use too much in my smoothies since it tends to make them thicker. We also do not have a particular brand of powder that we regularly use, just whatever is on special when we grocery shop.
The last ingredient added to the blended is about a cup of liquid. Today I used Chocolate Almond Milk so that it tasted even more delicious.
I love the way that all of the smoothie components look in the blender before mixing! I think that it is so cool to see the different colors and how they all blend together.
After! This smoothie comes out a really deep and delicious magenta. I never really thought about it, but the color of my smoothies tends to partially determine if I like them. Smoothies that lean towards brighter colors are tastier than ones that turn brown!
So perfect! These smoothies are usually a little too think for your regular straw, but you could try a wider, smoothie straw. I prefer to just drink from the glass with the assist of a spoon when needed.
Do you drink smoothies? What are some of your favorite ingredients to include?