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Peanut butter and bananas. Hey, even Elvis like this combo. How could you go wrong with it? I personally love it (particularly the Reese’s Special Edition Elvis Peanut Butter and Banana Cups, but that’s another story….). But I’m all about being healthy so here’s a quickie recipe for you from Ellie Krieger’s The Food You Crave: Luschious Recipes for a Healthy Life.
Smoothies are a great way to get a quick meal in there if you are always on the run like I am. I typically make mine without yogurt and found the addition of yogurt made the smoothie thicker. If you’d like it a little sweeter I suggest a packet of Equal (or Splenda or Sweet ‘n’ Low) or even a drizzle of honey. I thought it was perfect as is. I also used low-fat peanut butter instead of natural, which may have accounted for the slight sweetness that others seemed to miss. The recipe can also be found on The Food Network’s site with some additional reviews here.
Peanut Butter Split Smoothie
Copyright 2006, Ellie Krieger All rights reserved
1 ripe banana, quartered and frozen
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons creamy, natural, peanut butter
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
|Nutritional analysis per serving||Calories 325|
|Total Fat 12.5 grams||Saturated Fat 1.5 grams|
|Cholesterol 3 grams||Sodium 90 mg|
|Carbohydrates 43.5 grams||Protein 13.5 grams|
|Fiber 4.5 grams|