One of my favorite protein-rich treats is banana and peanut butter smoothie. Not because it is easy to make, because all the smoothies are easy to make, but because it is very tasty and I always have the ingredients in the house. But definitely something that I like the most and that I am always in the mood for is this amazing Banana Protein Smoothie.
Beside proteins, this smoothie is full of fiber which means the sugar and calories are absorbed into the blood stream at a slower rate. This helps to stabilize the blood sugar and sustain energy. Fiber contained in smoothies will give you a feeling of fullness so you’re not as likely to become hungry very quickly.
This smoothie can be made as a breakfast or as a late afternoon snack, even as a dinner. Even kids will love it because of the sweet taste. It will give them energy and strength.
Ingredients for Banana Protein Smoothie
For two servings of this smoothie (about 600 ml) you will need:
- 2 ripe bananas (ripe give better taste and that nice creamy structure than those that are not fully ripe)
- 2 cups of peanut butter
- about 100 – 150 ml of almond milk
- few almonds, chopped
- vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 tsp of honey (optional)
- chia-seeds to decorate
Peel the bananas and put them in a blender, add peanut butter, almond milk, vanilla extract and 2 tsp of honey. Mix the ingredients until smooth. You can use frozen bananas if you like more. I prefer those that are not frozen. The only difference is in structure. When the mass is creamy, pour it in glasses and decorate with chia-seeds and chopped almonds. Sometimes I like to put some dried figs on top, too, they go perfectly nice with this smoothie.
In 5 minutes or less, you have a balanced and filling breakfast full of proteins, one or two servings of fruits and a lot of calcium, fiber and potassium. You can even add a spoon of proteins, if you like.