Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax Smoothies

  • AlohaCara Posted: 06/21/11
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    This was easy & yummy to make before my workday began. I had most of the ingredients on hand, with the exception of vanilla yogurt. I had to substitute strawberry yogurt, which seemed to work just fine. I used all soy products. My only recommendation is to try and allow time to refrigerate this smoothie before enjoying it.

  • smith3576 Posted: 06/22/11
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    This is a good basic smoothie if you are looking for something hearty and less sweet. To make it healthier, I used plain Greek yogurt instead of regular vanilla yogurt, almond butter instead of peanut butter, and no honey. I also added in some vanilla flavored protein powder to up the protein, and keep the vanilla flavor from the yogurt. I would make it again.

  • 3sacharm Posted: 09/08/11
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    This was very easy and delicious. I make this for my children for breakfast and they love it. They think it is a dessert.

  • skspillman Posted: 02/05/12
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    This is good--I used almond butter instead of peanut butter just because I like the taste better, and it worked great. I had one serving before the gym and froze the other for tomorrow.

  • sonoma1 Posted: 01/14/13
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    Thanks CL for this great smoothie recipe. Easy, few ingredients. Definitely better if chilled. If you don't want to wait add some crushed ice. Have had it for breakfast many times and love it.

  • ajvinande Posted: 01/21/13
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    An excellent way to use flax!! Extremely delicious, with rave reviews from family members who usually loathe flax. I used chunky PB with no problem. It's helpful to chill the mixture prior to serving. Next time, I'm going to try to put it in the ice cream maker!!

  • ajkole Posted: 03/22/13
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    i love this smoothie. I actually add flax seed oil instead of seeds because of the texture. the peanut butter actually has it too. I make my own and it goes great with this smoothie. http://messnkitchn.blogspot.com/2013/03/honey-flax-peanut-butter-vegan-gluten.html

  • colbob Posted: 07/19/12
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    This could be my new go-to breakfast. Like another reviewer, I didn't have plain yogurt, just raspberry greek yogurt. I hesitated using it b/c I thought the raspberry might not work well with the peanut butter flavor. Still, there wasn't enough substance, so I gave it a whirl. Delicious! Creamy and the hint of raspberry was actually great! Tasted like I was cheating for breakfast. :) Of course, I wanted BOTH servings, but I split the remaining between my kids (also fans of it). Also, instead of honey I used agave nectar. One note, how recipe says this takes 20 minutes is beyond me. It came together in just a few minutes. Even better!

  • Ellefrancelle Posted: 04/29/12
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    Love this smoothie! Very creamy! It tastes like a dessert!;)

  • emloumar Posted: 08/23/12
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    This recipe was good but not outstanding. I would make it again. It's a very rich recipe.

  • Sara1977 Posted: 01/25/14
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    Delicious! My whole family loves this recipe.

  • lcarder Posted: 01/16/14
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    I substituted the milk with almond milk, the peanut butter with almond butter, and added a tablespoon of coconut oil. I also added a little ice to make it colder. The recipe is very good as it is, but I wanted to make it a little more healthy. It turned out great, and gave me a nice boost of energy in the morning.

  • melissaotero Posted: 12/02/13
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    great light breakfast!!!! my only problem is that it's a two serving recipe and i'm usually the only one who drinks it. so i experimented....i used almond milk instead of regular milk and almond butter instead of peanut butter. i also used half a banana instead of a whole one. turned out delicious and cut the calories to around 300, so i can have both servings.

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