We’ve all heard that breakfast is an important start to our day, but the reality is that we don’t always end up with enough time to sit down and eat a proper meal. It’s still vital that we eating something healthy and nutritious in the morning, which is why this banana peanut butter smoothie recipe can be a total life-saver.
This smoothie is packed with healthy protein and is naturally sweet and tasty. We love drinking this smoothie on-the-go for breakfast, or as a pre or post-workout meal.
Bananas tend to offer a naturally sweet and delicious flavor to foods. That’s probably why bananas are used in everything from loaf recipes to ice cream recipes. In this smoothie recipe, it not only adds great flavor, but it also contributes to the creamy consistency of the smoothie.
For protein, we add peanut butter to this smoothie recipe. Not only do we love the taste of peanut butter, but just one tablespoon of peanut butter has a whopping four grams of protein! For extra sweetness, we like using dates, which are a source of natural sugar.
Making this banana peanut butter smoothie recipe at home vs. stopping at your local smoothie shop makes all the difference in the healthiness of this drink. Smoothie shops often fill their drinks with loads of hidden sugars and food additives, whereas this homemade recipe will yield a truly nutritious beverage for your morning.