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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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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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