Earlier this week my friends and I had a debate over the difference between a smoothie and a milkshake. Some people said that smoothies always include blended ice. Others said that milk never goes into a smoothie and only in a milkshake. And then one person insisted that a milkshake has ice cream, milk, and ice.
Then given all of that, I really don’t know what this drink is, but I am going to go ahead and call it a smoothie, okay? It has milk, no ice, and no ice cream, but it’s a smoothie. Great, glad we’ve settled that.
For this smoothie I used Peanut Butter & Co. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter - one of my favorites. Peanut Butter & Co. makes ten different peanut butters in the most delicious / incredibly addicting flavors. If you’ve never tried their PB, you have to check them out. Their website is called ilovepeanutbutter.com….I mean c’mon already!
Oh, and did I mention no hydrogenated oils?
Their Maple Peanut Butter is perfect for this smoothie because it compliments the agave very nicely, but any PB you have on hand will also taste great.
This smoothie is great for breakfast…or as a snack in the middle of the day…or as a healthy dessert (because for all we know it could be a milkshake, right?)
Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Smoothie
1 cup milk (I used skim, but any kind including almond, soy, etc will do)
1 banana, cut into chunks
2 Tablespoons peanut butter (any kind)
1 teaspoon agave (or honey)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until there are no more banana chunks. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy right away.