A staple recipe at home in Chile was the banana milk that my Mama used to make for me. I can remember countless of times when she was standing in the kitchen holding a fork and a banana on a plate ready to mash it for my milk. Back then, the word “smoothie” was not part of our regular vocabulary but that was basically what she was making.
Fast forward to present day. I have 4 children and I am very much into making traditional recipes from home and adapting them to suit our family.
Living in the United States, I have literally become a peanut butter fanatic. I mean, seriously, peanut butter is so tasty and I can get additional vitamins and iron into our diet with just a couple of tablespoons.
For this recipe, I only used 3 ingredients. I usually have these available as they are some of my staple items I keep in regular stock at home.
Since bananas ripen quickly, I store them in ziplock bags and freeze them to use in smoothies. My Dad jokingly tells me that I must have a banana tree somewhere.
Alright, so to make this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie I take out 1 1/2 to 2 frozen bananas. Then I pour a glass of milk and 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. The amount of peanut butter you choose to use is totally up to you.
The Ninja blender, one of my favorite appliances, is so perfect for blending the frozen bananas. It is such a powerful machine, 1500 watts!
- 1 1/2 – 2 frozen bananas
- 1 glass cup milk
- 1 -1/2 tbsp peanut butter
- save some peanut butter to pour over the top
Blend all ingredients and serve. Enjoy a chilled healthy peanut butter banana smoothie.