Peanut butter banana blueberry protein smoothies are a quick, easy, and delicious way to start your day. Give this recipe a run through your blender!
Ridiculously silly jingle, straight from the top of my head:
It’s fast and frozen, and fruitfully delicious. It’s packed with protein….Oh, so yummilicious!
Never let it be said that I don’t know how to act like a 4-year old child. 😉
I scoured through my cupboards and fridge yesterday, aching for something sweet to eat. I was going to take the easy road and plunge into a pint of Haagen Daz Salted Caramel ice cream, but thankfully, Hasome had already devoured the last of that frozen block of thigh fattening substance. Besides, I knew darned well that if I had eaten it, Trainer Joe would have kicked my fat thighs into overdrive. Then end result would be me attempting 100 squats at my workout today.
I couldn’t bear the thought of that much pain, so I had to think outside of the ice cream carton. What cold sweet treat could I make that would be as thick as ice cream, and taste good enough that my inner carboholic would nod in approval?
This peanut butter banana blueberry smoothie is what I came up with!
Mix lower sugar peanut butter with a banana, a few blueberries, vanilla flavored Greek yogurt, protein powder, water, and ice cubes. Churn it all together in a blender and you will have one delicious glass of goodness!
The secret to success when making a thick as concrete smoothie lies in the perfect ratio of liquids to solids. Many people add a variety of milk or juice to a smoothie to thin them out. That’s all well and good if you want to sip a smoothie through a straw. But if you want a thick ice cream substitute, requiring a spoon and not a straw, cut back on liquids.
Sometimes thick it where it’s at, and other times, it’s “thin for the win”. The consistency and end result of this smoothie is completely up to the creator.
The more ice you add, the thicker your peanut butter banana blueberry smoothie will become!
Peanut Butter Banana Blueberry Smoothie
This smoothie is packed with a perfect balance of protein, fat, dairy, and fruit, whirled up into a thick, healthy smoothie that would make a great substitute for soft serve ice cream!
- 1/2 scoop Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Dannon Greek Light & Fit)
- 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (I used Simply Jif)
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1/4 cup water
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse to crush the ice. Once ice is crushed, turn blender to high and mix until ingredients are well blended.
- If a thinner consistency is desired, add more water as necessary.