Change it Up

While hunting through the refrigerator the other day, I realized that I needed a new smoothie.  One that would shake up my usual green monster go-to.

peanut butter smoothie

Thanks to Annie I already knew what I wanted to add to my repertoire.  I made several tweaks on her recipe for peanut butter smoothies because we were trying to clean out the Glass of Milk kitchen in anticipation of a little weekend getaway.  And nothing ruins a weekend getaway like coming back to a fridge with a stench of rotten something or other.  Anyway.

This smoothie is a revelation.

It’s pure decadence compared to its oozing-with-health brethren.

peanut butter smoothie

Especially if you’re using your new favorite yogurt.  Or as they call it, yoghurt.  The difference between plain old yoghurt and something magical must lie in that “h” they threw in for good measure.  This stuff is addictive, and just sweet enough to feel special (I use the honey flavor).

You could pack it with spinach if that’s the kind of thing you’re into.  Or you could lace your glass with some chocolate syrup.  It’s not that this smoothie isn’t healthy.  It just doesn’t taste like it.  And if you leave out the green stuff, though chances are next time I won’t, it doesn’t look like it either.

To make a peanut butter smoothie for one, you will need:

  • 1/3 to 1/2 C vanilla or honey yoghurt
  • 1 banana
  • 2 T PB2 (or peanut butter)
  • 1/4 C oats
  • 1/2 to 3/4 C milk (almond milk would have been the right choice here, but I didn’t have it)
  • spinach if you’re so inclined
  • chocolate syrup if you’d rather

Combine yoghurt, banana, peanut butter, oats, and milk in blender.  If using spinach, fill blender the rest of the way with spinach and blend.  If not using spinach, blend as is.  Pour into a glass and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

 

2 thoughts on “Change it Up

  1. Oooooo, can you make one of these for Wooden Nickels this weekend? No pb please. Just the chocolate and the oatmeal. And what’s with the “aitch” in “yoghurt”?

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