This is a smoothie that Elvis Presley would probably have approved of (his favorite sandwich: peanut butter + honey + banana + bacon!). I omitted the bacon because, well, that would just be pretty gross.
I do love making this smoothie, its so easy and tasty and I don’t feel any guilt in drinking a big tall glass of it. My three year old loves it too, a great way to get him to drink his milk. I noticed that my son has inherited a funny habit of mine… we kind of do a happy bopping motion when we eat something delicious. When we enjoy these smoothies, we like to do some Elvis dancing in the kitchen too.
I recently perfected this beverage, I have made it at least twice a week for the past month, making it different and adjusting ingredients each time. I think I finally have it just right. I use vanilla flavored almond milk because we have some dairy sensitivities in this household, but you can just as easily use regular milk and add a touch of vanilla extract as a substitute. I use a frozen banana so that I can skip the ice cube step that most smoothies have (my blender just doesn’t crush ice very easily or quickly).
Note – Sometimes I decorate the top with melted peanut butter mixture (melt 1 spoonful of PB in microwavable bowl for about 1 minute, stirring half way through. Then mix with a little milk or honey to help make it soupy. Spoon into a ziploc bag, snip off a tiny piece of one corner and then squeeze it out on top of the smoothie.)
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Recipe: I’m All Shook Up Smoothie
Summary: a Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Smoothie
- 2 cups Vanilla flavored Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, frozen)
- nutmeg (optional)
- Peel and slice your banana. Put into a bowl and into the freezer for about an hour.
- Once banana is ready, throw all ingredients (except the nutmeg) into a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Shake some nutmeg on top. Serve. Dance. Be Merry.
Preparation time: 1 hour(s) (freezing time)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4