Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Smoothie


 This tasty smoothie makes a great breakfast. It’s perfect when you’re short on time as it is very easy and quick to make. The peanut butter in this recipe provides protein and fiber to help keep you full. Additionally, both peanut butter and almond milk are a good source of magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and other important nutrients. 

Bananas pair well with the peanut butter in this smoothie while providing potassium, vitamin C, and many more vitamins and minerals. Maple syrup adds sweetness and can be omitted if you like your smoothie a little less sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 3 Tablespoons of natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of pure maple syrup

Combine ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. This recipe makes about 4 cups of smoothie. 

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Easy Green Morning Smoothie

Some days I am really horrible about getting out of bed in the morning. On days like that, I need something quick and easy for breakfast. Preferably, something that will tide me over til lunch so I am not tempted to eat the doughnuts someone left in the break room at work.

This smoothie is the perfect solution. Quick, easy and naturally low in calories and fat. It’s also a great source of vitamins and minerals making a healthy way to start your morning.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 teaspoons Spirulina*
  • juice of half a lemon (optional)
  • 1-3 sprigs of fresh mint (optional)

Directions:

Add ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour drink into a glass and enjoy.

*Spirulina is a type of algae that adds an extra boost of protein, vitamins, and minerals to this drink. It can be found in most health food stores. It is not, however, an essential ingredient to the smoothie as bananas and spinach will already provide lots of great vitamins and fiber.