Thursday, June 7, 2012

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

It's that time of the month again....time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, hosted by Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking.  This month's challenge was fruit smoothies.  Unfortunately, I don't like smoothies.  I'm not a big yogurt drinker to begin with, and then mixing it with stuff and drinking it is just not appealing to me.  My kids however, love smoothies!  I don't think I've ever made them a smoothie before now, although I don't know why.....I discovered how easy they are to make!  I have been a big fan of the Dole Smoothie Shakers.  You just add fruit juice and shake!  The kids like them.....but I can't tell you how they rate on the store-bought smoothie scale!  When I was looking for smoothie recipes this one caught my eye.  Peanut butter and bananas are staples in our household.  I only had crunchy peanut butter which I used in the smoothie and I shouldn't have.  The peanut chunks ruined the smoothness of the smoothie.  I had a taste of the smoothie and it didn't make me a fan of them.  My son downed his but my daughter didn't like hers.   I'm glad that I was finally able to make my first smoothie.  However, I won't be making this one again.

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
recipe from Alli 'N Sons

Yields: 2 smoothies

1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey, more or less to taste
1 cup ice cubes, more or less, depending on how thick like smoothies

Pour all of the ingredients in a blender, then blend until smooth. Add more honey if you want it slightly sweeter, more ice if you want it a little thinner.

Family Rating: So-so.



  1. Sorry you didn't enjoy your smoothie. I think it sounds good! Boys, I don't have one, but I have heard they eat almost anything!

  2. I have to say--this sounds fabulous to me!

    I'm CCC #5

  3. PB and banana is always a winning combination.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. To bad this smoothie wasn't for you, but there are so many good ones out there. I am a smoothie lover. Don't give up finding one you will like. They are so refreshing !