This smoothie was created out of pure desperation. I woke up starving last weekend and realized that we were completely out of food. Eggs? Gone. English muffins? Nowhere to be found. I did find some shredded chicken, but no thank you – that’s not my thing when it comes to breakfast. I decided I was too hungry (and grouchy) to attempt a trip to the grocery store before eating, so gosh darn it I was going to make something out of a little milk, yogurt and frozen blueberries. Smoothie it was.
Except the smoothie seemed a little plain to me, so why not throw in some peanut butter? You know, kind of like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? My husband thought I was a little crazy for doing it, and I probably wasn’t in the best frame of mind at the time, but hey, why not? Turns out that I really liked the end result. The hint of peanut butter and sweetness from the honey made this smoothie seem a little special (but still with the same base that I love with all the frozen berries and yogurt). So if you’re feeling a little adventurous give this a try. It wasn’t my husband’s thing – he likes his smoothie with all fruit – but I figure that some of you may be like me and will enjoy this.
I don’t think I can ever say no to peanut butter…
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- splash of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Process until the mixture is completely smooth. Use additional milk to thin out the smoothie if needed. Add additional honey if needed, depending on desired sweetness. Serve immediately.
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