It’s been a bountiful strawberry season for our garden. Huge bowls of strawberries are being filtered into my kitchen daily. So after my run this morning, I thought I would whip up a breakfast smoothie for my girls and I thought a peanut butter & strawberry (a take-off of pb and j) would be a fun. My girls loved it and drank them down in record time. Packed with fruit, which provides necessary vitamins and energy, protein for muscles – its a great way to start the day. A lower calorie option would be to replace the peanut butter with dried peanut butter (4 tablespoons) to reduce the fat/calories.
Makes 3 smoothies.
2 overripe bananas
3 cups or more of fresh strawberries
1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter or whatever nut butter you like
8 ice cubes
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 cup of milk – or more if you need to thin the smoothie out more. I used almond milk.
Into your Vitamix or blender, add all of your ingredients. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
— Knead to Cook