Posts Tagged ‘peanut butter’

Smoothies are one of my favorite summertime breakfasts. The key to a filling smoothie is adding something with a bit of protein. I often use plain  yogurt but, due to a serious lack of groceries I plan to remedy this weekend, had none in my fridge. I decided peanut butter would be a suitable substitute and, oh my, it was. We’re big fans of simple pleasures here at WCWWC, and we will definitely be repeating this PB & J smoothie throughout the summer.

If you have bananas that are starting to get too brown, toss them in the freezer. They're perfect for smoothies.


  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1  banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen berry blend
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (optional, but tasty and a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids)


Combine all ingredients, blend, and enjoy.

I have an immersion blender and a big blue plastic cup that I use for making smoothies, but of course you could also use a regular blender. I will say that the immersion blender makes the cleanup a breeze!



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Simple Pleasures

After eating a light dinner of leftover soup, I was craving something sweet.  I have been on a major PB&J kick recently and decided to add a little pizazz to this childhood staple–warm PB&J with banana.  I know, I know, the concept of adding a banana to PB&J is not so wild, but trust me this is some good eats.  And unbelievably simple!
What you need:
  • Sandwich wrap
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • 1/2 of a large banana
  • Cinnamon
  • Cooking spray
Schmear the wrap with peanut butter and jelly and then sprinkle with cinnamon.  Slice 1/2 of a large banana and place the pieces so that half of the wrap is covered, fold the other side over to make a sandwich.  Right now you are probably asking yourself…what will I EVER do with the other half of the banana? Go wild and just eat it!  Or save it for tomorrow morning’s oatmeal pancake!

Yes, that is extra PB...please dont judge!

Spray your griddle with cooking spray and place your sandwich on the warm surface.  Flip after about 3 mins–just enough so that each side gets warm and the outside is a little crispy.
In less than 10 mins you have a great dessert that is hearty,wholesome and brings back childhood memories.  Tastes pretty sweet to me.

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