Okay guys, I was totally kidding about summer ending last week cuz it was 100 degrees over here yesterday. Summer is still in full swing, so just ignore my fall-is-coming nonsense. Although, some people already have their Halloween decorations up and stores are already selling CHRISTMAS stuff… A bit too early, no actually WAY too early you guys!
So here’s something I’ve been eating drinking for breakfast for the past couple weeks, the banana peanut butter green smoothie! Let me just get something straight first, I bought a juicer last year but I am a huge failure at juicing. In fact, I could not last through one morning of juicing, let alone a whole day. So forget about that 3-day, or whatever, juice cleanse. I get one side effect from juicing – the need to devour a whole cow (or pig) after about an hour. And the taste… ugh… I can’t…
But this banana peanut butter green smoothie is alright in my book, thanks to my smoothie buddy/neighbor who suggested peanut butter, it definitely adds a yum factor here. Nutty, banana-y, sweetened only with banana. Of course you can add honey or a little bit of sugar if you’d like. Add heart healthy flaxseed and you’ve got yourself a morning power smoothie. Blending instead of juicing also helps me stay somewhat fuller longer, thanks to all the fiber. And the best thing is… this actually tastes REALLY GOOD! I actually look forward to making this smoothie every morning. Healthy and satisfying, two birds with one stone, guys.
So let’s start off the week with a little bit of energy boost from this awesomely yummy green smoothie. Happy Monday and let this week be a good one!
- 1 large kale leaf
- 1 Persian cucumber or baby cucumber
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup milk (any kind you like)
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed (optional)
- If you want ice cold smoothie in the morning, cut up the banana and freeze the night before.
- Chop up the kale and cucumber, throw all ingredients into your blender, blend blend blend until smooth.
- Pour in a glass and enjoy right away.