Saturday, November 27th, 2021

A Peanut Butter And Banana Smoothie To Knock You Out Of Your Food Coma

Published on November 27, 2009 by   ·   No Comments Pin It

Still locked up in a side-clutching Tofurky coma? Make this protein packed smoothie (shared by lovely Guest Blogger Ali Berman) to get you headed on the right nutritional path this morning so you have enough energy to get stepping to Black Friday Sales, or hit up your loved one for some holiday morning loving;

If you’re sick of cereal and all the other carb heavy breakfasts out there, a smoothie might just be the perfect morning pick me up for you. My husband and I used to start our days with cereal. While I liked the low maintenance preparation, it left us both feeling hungry by 10am. I didn’t feel like the hassle of making a tofu scramble every day or any other breakfast food that involved cooking, so we began experimenting with smoothies. Peanut butter/banana smoothies turned out to have all the right qualities. In addition to giving us energy, this smoothie recipe is filling, delicious, and packed full of protein, vitamins, omegas and antioxidants.

This recipe makes enough for two people;

  • 2 bananas (Make sure they are fully ripe – no green bits or the smoothie will be super thick and lack flavor.)
  • 4-5 spoonfuls of peanut butter (Protein Packed!! Go for Organic.)
  • 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil (A great way to get your omegas first thing in the am!)
  • 1 heaping spoonful of raw cacao nibs (They are packed with antioxidants and add a great crunchy texture.)
  • 7-10 pieces of ice (Depending on the size of your ice cubes)
  • Toss them all in a blender and turn it on.

It does require a bit more work than cereal. The clean up is obviously more involved. Cleaning tip: This smoothie acts like an adhesive to the glass if left to sit. So if you don’t have time to clean up, just soak your blender and glasses to keep them ready for easy clean up later. Enjoy!

Ali Berman is a writer/teacher/activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment.

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