1 Tbsp. Natural creamy peanut butter
1 cup Silk Pure Almond unsweetened vanilla almond milk
About 4 frozen strawberries
1/3 of a banana (about 4 small slices)
3/4 a scoop of protein
3-4 ice cubes
Just combine all ingredients (except ice) and blend. Then, add ice to adjust to your desired consistency and blend. Enjoy - easy as that!
I use an immersion blender. Even though we have a nicer one that we got for the wedding, I really love that I can blend right in the cup and not make a mess and then do a quick hand wash of the immersion wand and I'm good to go. Mine is pink:
Although I'm using something else right now, my favorite protein is Designer Whey French Vanilla. The package looks like this:
Its available at GNC or here at drugstore.com. My personal trainer recommended this because a whole scoop is only 100 calories which is perfect for women trying to tone up or just get needed protein in their diet and not bulk up. Plus, I think it tastes really good.
Since this recipe calls for part of a banana, I just slice up a couple the first time I make a smoothie. Then, plop the slices on a piece of wax paper, let them freeze, and seal them in a ziplock baggie for future use.
Other really great variations of this smoothie are strawberry and blackberry and pineapple and mango. I got a pumpkin and honey protein smoothie at a health food restaurant last year so I'm looking forward to trying to make one of those this fall. Enjoy!