Where did fall come from? Wasn’t it just summer like yesterday? Brrrrrrrrr
Let me ask you this, do you drink smoothies all year round? For those of you who do, I am dying to know how you manage to drink them when it’s cold outside. I have tried a warm protein drink, putting it in my oatmeal, using it as a glaze on donuts and I believe their was a time I tried making pancakes with it. #fail I have tried not using frozen fruits and spinach, but (to me) it’s still like a frozen summer treat. I need to find a way around this because I looooooove my smoothies. While I still drink them, I just find it harder in the cooler months. I think it’s time to experiment with some warmer recipes. hmmmmmm wonder how warm milk would work out…..latte!
I’ve been pounding away at the keyboard trying to find time to finish my next protein book. I have the cover all done and let me tell you, it’s s step up from the last protein powder recipe book.
For those who are new here, hey ! I wrote a protein powder recipe book! Shout out to hubs to made the cover. At the time, it was exactly what I wanted. Here we are some time later and I feel like it needs a cover and maybe a title change. Not sure.
Anywho, that’s not why we are here today. I’m here to share my super-duper fabulous Banana Peanut Butter Banana smoothie. And let me tell you, it was super yum. I didn’t snap a picture but when I sipped off the top and topped it off with what was left in the blender, I added a drizzle of honey. Best thing ever. If you are a fan of peanut butter with slices of banana and a drizzle of honey, this is the perfect smoothie for you.
You’ll notice the package of Le-vel in the photo. I had tried the protein powder for a month. To date, it’s my favorite tasting protein powder. It has a really nice creamy taste. It works well with adding cocoa powder to make something chocolate, or just a fruit flavor. I did try some other Le-vel products and those didn’t work out to well for me. Lately I just find myself using Designer Whey in Vanilla. It’s easy to find and affordable.
What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?
Almond Peanut Butter Banana Latte Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana broken into pieces
- 1-2 TBSP PBS powder or peanut butter of your choice
- 4 coffee cubes when I have leftover coffee I freeze it in ice cube trays
- 1 scoop of unflavored or vanilla protein powder
- drizzle of honey optional
- Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend well.
- Drink should be smooth and creamy.
- Top with a drizzle of honey if you desire.
Robin (Massrhole Mommy) says
Yes, I drink them all year round. The weather outside had no bearing on what I drink inside 😉
Lol. I agree. There are certain things that the seasons don’t have a bearing on for me too. This does sound super yummy
I’m like you, I have a hard time drinking cold things in cold weather. It hurts my teeth. I did buy your book a while ago and I’ve tried some of the recipes, I agree, the protein pancakes was a bit much for me.
Catherine S says
I have been having a smoothie every day for a snack. This sounds really good minus the banana since I am allergic.
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
I have a smoothie every morning for breakfast and love them with peanut butter and banana. You can’t go wrong with that flavor combo!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
I’m a big fan of fruit smoothies myself (like, several kinds of fruit together) but this one sounds really good!
I make those as well. I have one that’s like an everything-but-the-kitchen sink. I have another that is like a garbage can. It’s where I add all the goodies that are close to going bad. YUM!
Now my mouth is watering! This looks and sounds delicious! I want this now!
Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy says
This looks really good! I love a good smoothie, and this looks like a great one.
Tough Cookie Mommy says
What a delicious smoothie. I would definitely enjoy this on a weekend morning before the kids wake up.
Krystal's Kitsch says
That blue cup is SO cool. I love it! Nice recipe too.
Jennifer Williams says
I love finding creative ways to use the protein powders. Let’s face it – the do not always taste good and you need something to help get them down.
I agree. On their own, protein powders are usually gross, but they make a great base for healthy smoothies!
I love smoothies all year round, though I do tend to move away from tropical fruity ones when the weather gets colder. This one sounds really tasty!
I am the same way. I tend to not add frozen fruits, which I use to thicken it up. I do enjoy more the PB / Chocolate / Banana varieties in the winter.
I love adding peanuts to my smoothies. Takes it to a whole new level.
Everything about this sounds amazing! It looks delicious, and it’s chock full of super healthy ingredients. Thanks for sharing.
My two grown boys like protein shakes. I’ll send this over in an e-mail. I like the title of the book and the cover, but good luck whatever you decide about it.
Thank you for sharing that with them! I hope to have the new one done soon!
This sounds so yummy! I need to try this soon!
My smoothies are vegetable and fruits. I never put milk or anything other than fruits and veggies. My favorite that I literally drink everyday is mango, banana, pineapple and kale
Yes please! This looks absolutely delicious!
You had me at the title. This looks so yummy!
Erica Brooks says
My daughter and I make smoothies similar to this one all the time and they are delicious. I’ve never frozen coffee though. I will have to try that..
Marielle Altenor says
I’ve been doing a lot of smoothies lately. I usually put orange juice or filtered water in mine. Will try this recipe because I love bananas in my smoothies!
Liz Mays says
I really love using fresh fruit in my smoothies. I tend to switch the base from milk to almond milk to soy milk, etc. I’m fickle!
We love smoothies! I wish I had someone to mix this up for me right now.
That’s a fun combo of flavors! I would definitely enjoy sipping this!
Lois Alter Mark says
I drink smoothies and iced drinks all year round. You mixed so many of my favorite ingredients here, I can’t wait to try it!
Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM says
I love the smoothies too, but sometimes they really are too cold. What a conundrum!
This looks very yummy. I try and drink a smoothie in the morning on most days.
Megan @mnmspecial says
I really like watermelon or cantaloupe in my smoothies. I don’t do coffee, but the other ingredients sound really good together.
I drink a smoothie most mid-days. After lunch, before dinner. I’ll have to try this 1 now!
I love the flavor combo of this one! I’m a smoothie drinker big time!
Peanut Butter and banana is a classic combo! I love smoothies! Will try! 🙂
Rena McDaniel says
My best friend would love this! I am going to have to share this with her. Looks delicious!
Sarah Bailey says
Ohh I would never have thought about using peanut butter in a latte but my even the idea is mouthwatering. x
That recipe looks so good. I may have to give it a try.
i just purchased frozen mango and strawberries for this very reason. I love having them for breakfast.
Debbie L. says
The smoothie sounds so tasty. I need to start drinking smoothies – perfect solution to a quick lunch.
I drink smoothies during the summer typically. The hotter it is outside the more I crave a nice cold smoothy.
Kristen @ kristenione says
Coffee cubes! That is genius! I love a good banana and pb smoothie. I will have to try adding some coffee!
Ann Bacciaglia says
We make smoothies all year around. I love them for breakfast. I will try your recipe. I like trying new things.
I will totally have to give this a try once I get off this meal plan that I am on. I love that little cup too where did you get it.
Add me to the list of year round smoothie drinkers. PB and Banana sounds so amazing!
Peanut butter with banana? Count me in! That sounds so yummy!
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
Almond Peanut Butter Banana Latte Smoothie… that is surely a mouth full. A mouth full of deliciousness!!!
Thanks for the recipe! I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes!
I haven’t really gotten into the smoothie thing and I keep seeing recipes and wanting to try them. I love Peanut Butter and bananas, so this might be a good one for me to start with.
Rachelle J says
I drink smoothies all year round regardless of the weather. I’m not a huge breakfast eater so smoothies help me start my day off right without having to “eat” anything
Melissa Smith says
This might kill me that I just used the rest of my almond milk this morning so I won’t be able to make this first thing tomorrow. Or it just might be the earliest I’ve ever made it to the grocery store, LOL.
Chrysa Duran says
This recipe books sounds awesome! I will check it out. I love any fruit in my smoothies. Right now we are loving the pumpkin spice smoothies! Thanks for sharing.
Melissa Vera says
This looks so yummy and the recipe was to die for. I can’t wait to try this. Congrats on your book.
I drink my smoothies cold year round. I’m weird about hot drinks. I love hot chocolate, but other than that, just not a big fan!
Amanda Love says
This looks really good. Hubby would enjoy this. He’s a big fan of smoothie.
Marina @ Mommy Snippets says
This looks yummy! I haven’t tried a peanut butter smoothie before. Looks good, though! I might need to!
amanda mcmahon says
Super recipe! It looks to be a great way to get in tons of protein!
amanda mcmahon says
Super recipe! It looks to be a great way to get in tons of protein!
Melissa @ This Girl's Life Blog says
I love smoothies! I just put up the recipe to one of my favorites the other day. It is a banana, apple and oat smoothie.
Viccy Howe says
I adore that blue wine glass – a very sophisticated way to devour smoothies!
Carly Anderson says
Mmm, this smoothie looks delicious! My entire family would love this, I’m sure!
Amy Desrosiers says
What a fancy smoothie! I could totally have one of these like everyday!
I could have smoothies all year around. However I agree with that it is difficult to have during colder months. Sometimes if I am really desperate, I would warm it for few seconds in the microwave.
Ashley Gill says
I love smoothies! Especially when they contain peanut butter and bananas! I’m pinning this for later use!
WOW! That sounds really good! Those flavors go great together!
Shirley Wood says
Congrats on the book! Protein powders leave a little bit to be desired on their own but in a smoothie, it’s nice. Pinning. Nice combination of ingredients! Thank you for sharing with us at Home Matters Linky.
Shirley Wood says
Hi Chrystal, Just wanted to let you know that your yummy recipe is Featured this week at the Home Matters Linky! Would love for you to grab a Featured button for your Party page 🙂
Thank you so much!!!!!
Shannon Gosney says
I love making smoothies. This one sounds delicious!