Banana Peanut Butter Green Smoothie:

Simple, easy, not vegan nor totally raw because of the honey and yogurt - but in my mind totally healthy. You could easily make it vegan by substituting agave or stevia for the raw honey and using yogurt made from soy or nut milk. But - totally yummy!! Very satisfying and "sticks to your bones" as my mother used to say - meaning you're not hungry again in an hour or two. 


1/2 cup organic soy milk or nut milk (almond milk would be really good in this - I just didn't have any made)
1/3 cup organic yogurt (again you can use soy or nut milk yogurt)
2 Tbsp of natural peanut butter (I love chunky and if I can't get the health food store stuff, I love Smucker's brand "Natural Peanut Butter"
1 to 2 Tbsp of raw honey
1 frozen banana (or you don't have a frozen one - which you should always have if you make green smoothies) add a few ice cubes to make it cold - it will be naturally thick.
1 large leaf of kale, romaine or any dark leafy green you have on hand

Just blend, blend, blend until smooth. I like to leave some of the chunkiness of the peanut butter. If it's too thick for your blender, just add a little more milk.

I haven't run it through the nutritional calculator yet, but this recipe is full of quality protein from the soy milk, yogurt and peanut butter. You get the probiotics from the yogurt and calcium from the yogurt, dark leafy green and soy milk. The raw honey is amazing for the immune system and doesn't spike your blood sugar. I like the chunky peanut butter because it just adds a little bit more fiber. A great way to start the day.

This size makes enough for one adult or two children.

Let me know if you try it - not complicated and you may have your own peanut butter smoothie recipes - we'd love to hear about it.

Thanks for listening!