Monday, April 8, 2013

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Smoothie

I can’t believe it is April time is just flying away, people always tell you when you become a mother time goes by so must fast.  It is true.  My to do list never shrinks, it just gets longer and longer.  What i learned is you just become better at prioritizing and doing things differently.  I think i have have told folks here before that i only do grocery shopping once a week, i only cook on Sundays for the week, and i make breakfasts and lunches the night before.  This is the only way i can now function and feel i get things done and not stress.

So for breakfasts i am always looking for healthy quick alternatives.  Add this peanut butter banana breakfast smoothie is one of those recipes.  Less than 5 minutes to make and it will fill you up until lunch.

This recipe is part of the monthly Secret Recipe Club “assignment!” Every month you get a name of a blog and you need to choose ANY recipe from that blog and then blog about that recipe by a date. It’s a secret because the blog owner does not know you are doing this until the reveal date. My secret blog this month was Authentic Simplicity, which is written by Anne.  Anne does not only write a food blog, but more a healthy lifestyle blog.  And i have lots in common with her, i am totally on board with what she believes   I eat 100% organic unless we go out, i am all about eating none processed food, and believe that process foods will take time of your life.  Especially after having a child i am just more cautious on what i put in my month, and on my skin.  You don’t realize how much toxins you inhale until you start reading labels.

If you want to live a good life, it’s simple, if you don’t know each ingredient on the label don’t eat it!

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Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup whole milk
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp honey

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in the blender, and blend at least 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Adapted from: Authentic Simplicity

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16 Responses to “Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Smoothie”

  1. 1

    Anne @Authentic Simplicity — April 8, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    How funny that we had each other this month! I love the addition of chia seeds in your version here. I make this smoothie a LOT!

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    Sweet as Sugar Cookies — April 8, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    Mmm, good to the very last drop.

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    AmandaE — April 8, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    oh how i wish my hubby didn’t have a peanut allergy – this smoothie looks insanely amazing! know what I’ll be making the next time he goes out of town :-)

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    Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook — April 8, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    This smoothie sounds like it would keep you going until lunchtime. Great choice!

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    Lisa~~ — April 8, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    Delicious!! I love adding flax and chia seed to my smoothies.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Laura Goodenough’s Apple Coffee Cake

    Lisa~~

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    Leigh — April 8, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    I love banana, peanut butter and smoothies – never had them together though!

    Unfortunately my post missed the blog hop due to tech issues…argh..here is the link as I’d hate for people to miss seeing Aly’s recipe and her wonderful blog – http://chitchatchomp.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/secret-recipe-club-april.html

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    angela@spinachtiger — April 9, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    My husband drinks these all the time. This is a wonderful flavor combo.

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    Katherine Martinelli — April 9, 2013 @ 5:09 am

    Looks like a great quick, healthy breakfast!

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    Suzanne — April 9, 2013 @ 6:02 am

    I totally agree with your
    philosophies! Just wish I
    had been pickier about the
    processed foods when my kids
    were little, as it is easier to
    add foods to their diets than
    it is to take them away!

    Can’t wait to try this recipe–
    thank you!

    xo Suzanne

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — April 9, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    what a lovely breakfast this would be! i love smoothies :)

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    Camilla @ Culinary Adventures — April 9, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    I think I need to get a new blender and try this out! Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — April 10, 2013 @ 6:47 am

    Yum- great SRC pick!

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    carolinaheartstrings — April 17, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    This looks so delicious. Two of my favorite flavors!

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    Trisha — April 23, 2013 @ 3:19 am

    This would be lovely any time of the day!!!

    I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to be a part of it –
    http://www.myhobbielobbie.com/2013/04/a-few-of-my-favorite-things-and-giveaway.html

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    Splendid Willow — April 25, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    If you drink that, then I must too! Beacause the last time I saw you for coffee you looked fab!

    Hugs to you.

    Mon

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    Ricarda — December 10, 2014 @ 9:14 am

    this really is extraordinary, free habbo coins s without any frustration

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