Monday, March 07, 2011

PB&J in a glass

Thanks to my good friend Linda, I get the Food Network Magazine. I love, love, love this magazine. Fun articles, good recipes, and every month they have a pull-out brochure with 50 recipes all of a certain type. 50 burgers, 50 stir-fries, 50 pizzas, etc. This month was smoothies. Perfect, as I recently acquired a Montel Wiilliams HealthMaster blender. (aka a wannabe VitaMix)

I love having a high powered blender and not a dinky one that can’t even handle ice. I’ve used this to make Hannah’s baby food, milkshakes, sauces, you name it. I’m always on the lookout for a good healthy smoothie recipe so when I saw this months issue I was totally excited.

And when I saw #33, I made it right away. Banana PB&J. It was delicious. And I haven’t stopped thinking about it, so I made another one today. The best part? It’s pretty healthy! Try it for yourself and see!

DSC_1481Blend 1 frozen banana with 1 cup soy milk, 1/4 cup each creamy peanut butter and wheat germ, and 2 tablespoons seedless strawberry or raspberry jelly. I used regular milk and strawberry preserves I made last summer. It was a bit too germy for me so when I made it today I used about half the amount of wheat germ. And you probably already know this, but I found out the hard way, you should freeze your bananas already peeled.

If anyone has any favorite smoothie recipes, send em my way!


Jodee Luke said...

I make a similar smoothie...instead of the jelly I just use frozen strawberries, and a regular banana, works like a charm! I also add kale to it, you can't taste it at all!

Patten Family said...

Greg and I obviously need to be more health concious....however, we have both agreed this looks like barf. Add a little kale and I think it would be barfing on the front lawn.

Have fun with your smoothie!

Lara said...

ROFL!!! You froze your bananas with the peel ON?????


Ha ha ha!!!

Linda said...

Why haven't I seen this issue yet? I told Carter about it and it completely rocked his world. We'll have to try it soon.
Oh, and on a completely different topic, we really could have used the fish net in the tub tonight :).

Lyana said...

2 bananas, half a bag of frozen blueberries, 2 Tbs of cocoa powder, 2 Tbs of honey, half a bag-or more of spinach. Add some soy milk to read the consistency you like. I can actually convince my Alex it's "chocolate".