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Smoothies with Nut Butters

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I am looking for recipes for smoothies that include nut butter. I've got lots of organic peanut butter on hand at the moment that I'd like to get rid of. I don't do dairy but I would use soy milk in place of regular milk.

Ideas? The healthier, the better.

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  1. Drop about a cup of soy milk into the blender. Add a cut up banana and 2 - 3 tablespoons of peanut butter with 3 or 4 ice cubes. Blend it up to smooth consistency. You can adjust the consistency by adding or subtracting ice cubes and/or using a packaged gelatinized soy product if you prefer.

    1. here are a few of the recipes i give to my clients. many of them do dairy, so i subbed soy yogurt/tofu & soymilk for you where necessary...

      Nutty Banana Blueberry
      ½ medium banana
      ½ cup blueberries (preferably frozen)
      2 tsp. natural nut or seed butter
      ½ cup soy milk
      ½ cup low-fat soy yogurt or firm tofu
      1 scoop protein powder (optional, if not using tofu)
      2 tsp. preferred natural sugar sweetener (or stevia to taste)
      ¼ tsp. vanilla extract, optional
      3-4 ice cubes, if desired

      Power Smoothie
      ½ medium banana (preferably frozen)
      ¼ cup rolled oats (dry)
      ½ cup low-fat soy yogurt or firm tofu
      1 scoop protein powder (optional, if not using tofu)
      2 tsp. natural nut or seed butter
      2 tsp. preferred natural sugar sweetener (or stevia to taste)
      ¼ tsp. vanilla extract, optional
      3-4 ice cubes, if desired
      Cinnamon for garnish, optional

      Nutty Chocolate Monkey
      ½ cup low-fat soy yogurt or firm tofu
      1 scoop protein powder (optional, if not using tofu)
      ½ medium banana (preferably frozen)
      1 Tbsp peanut butter
      2 tsp. cocoa or carob powder
      2 tsp. preferred natural sugar sweetener (or stevia to taste)
      ¼ tsp. vanilla extract, optional
      3-4 ice cubes, if desired

      Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
      ½ cup low-fat soy yogurt or firm tofu
      1 scoop protein powder (optional, if not using tofu)
      ½ cup soy milk or alternative
      1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
      2 tsp. cocoa or carob powder
      2 tsp. preferred natural sugar sweetener (or stevia to taste)
      3-4 ice cubes, if desired

      3 Replies
      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        I do lots of banana-blueberry smoothies but I thought that peanut butter would be kind of gross in it... if other people do it I guess I'll try too!

        1. re: Jetgirly

          almond butter is really the best with that, but some of my clients don't like almond butter & they're pretty happy using PB instead.

          then again, there's no accounting for taste, so try at your own risk ;)

          BTW, i love strawberries with PB or almond butter, so you could always do those instead of blueberries. and believe it or not, mango actually works too. but for a more classic pairing, you can always just chop up & toss in an apple.

          1. re: Jetgirly

            Peanut butter goes with just about anything. Try it with dill pickles; even in a smoothie. Make up a vanilla smoothie with a couple of cloves of garlic. Adventure in food - it's a beautiful thing.