It’s Easter today and I felt like making one of my go-to smoothies post workout. The unique thing about this Peanut Butter Banana smoothie is that it actually tastes a lot like a milkshake – almost spot on – and it has no dairy at all! My husband was even impressed and he is obsessed with 100% dairy milkshakes and ice cream. Since we are focusing on eating healthier, this treat comes in handy when we need a sweet fix without the heavy calories and gross feeling AFTER eating a milkshake.
I actually began making these in high school when my best friend tipped me off to this smoothie’s deliciousness. I have since modified and changed my recipe, but I owe the thought to her.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 2 medium sized frozen bananas
- 1 cup of ice (or more if you want volume)
- 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
- 3 pitted medjool dates
- 3/4 cup soy milk
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup peanut butter depending on your affinity for it! (I prefer a bit less, my husband prefers more)
Blend until smooth and enjoy! Serves 2 (for one just divide ingredients by two!)
If you are allergic to peanut butter, you can always substitute with any other nut butter or sunflower seed butter. It’s great with almond butter too. You can also substitute the non-dairy milk variety with your favorite (such as rice, almond, etc). I find that coconut milk makes this smoothie extra creamy and taste just like ice-cream.
This is the perfect post workout drink because it has a blend of carbohydrates, fat and protein to help build and repair your muscles. The ice also helps to keep you hydrated. I never feel weighted down after drinking this. It’s also easy to have these ingredients on hand. Just always make sure to keep some frozen bananas on hand, there have been a time or two when I wanted this but was out of bananas. It was a sad day in the Poole household.