In my household peanut butter reigns supreme. Consumed on spelt toast, alongside fruits & veggies and now even in my smoothies, I rarely go a day without it. In my effort to maintain a clean and well balanced diet, I choose to use natural products where possible and my peanut butter is no exception. My PB of choice lately has been Adams peanut butter. What’s the upside to using a natural peanut butter like Adams? Besides it’s rich and creamy delicious taste, the peanuts are not coated with pesticides and is also free of trans fats, preservatives, hydrogenated fats, stabilizers and sugar. Believe it or not, with Adams peanut butter, what you see is what you get – so basically just peanuts with a dash of salt, which makes it an ideal ingredient to use when you’re cooking/baking or eating it straight from the jar (if you’re a real PB aficionado).
I am completely obsessed with making smoothies. Besides being an easy way to jam pack nutrients from a variety of fruits and veggies, they just generally taste great. With my super busy lifestyle, it’s also a seamless way for me to consume on the go and eliminates the risk of me missing meals. Perfect before my early morning workouts and runs. A smoothie recipe that has been on repeat at home is this healthy and filling Peanut Butter and Banana recipe with Adams creamy peanut butter.
What You’ll Need
- 2 frozen bananas sliced into small chunks
- 1/4 cup of Adams natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of oats (I like to use “Simply Delicious Museli” by Dorset Cereals)
- 2 cups of milk of any kind (I use unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/4 cup of vanilla greek yogurt
- 2 handfuls of ice cubes
- 4 tbsp of raw cacao powder (Optional if you are a chocolate lover)
- 1 tsp of spirulina powder (Optional. Great for blood sugar control)
Blend all the ingredients in a blender of Vitamix until there are no more chunks of frozen banana pieces (or until desired consistency). Garnish with a few fresh organic banana slices if desired. I always recommend that you use all organic produce and ingredients whenever possible. Also, make sure the bananas are frozen and in small chunks so that your blender can handle it. If you are looking for an extra smooth texture to your smoothie, you can thoroughly ground up the oats or muesli in your blender until powdery before putting in the rest of your ingredients for further blending.
*So Sasha Tips: When using Adams peanut butter products, ensure to flip it and store it upside down so it’s less messy and easier to use. for more information on Adams, the brand’s available variants and more recipe suggestions, head to adamspeanutbutter.ca