It’s time to kick it up a notch.
Spring has sprung officially, but thankfully it’s not warm enough in CT to wear shorts yet. Am I the only one who gets anxiety wearing shorts for the first time of the season? Anyone? Just me? Maybe you can’t go by me since I don’t like wearing shorts. Anyway, the reality is I need to kick those winter pounds so I’ve stepped up my workout game. I’m sore (a lot) and I’m excited that I’m trying something new. Workout. Check. Food… well, that’s a work in progress. I love food so it’s harder for me to have that under control, but I am trying. We all know that doing 1,000 squats will do nothing if I have doughnuts for breakfast everyday. 😉
The bananas have been SO tasty lately, which is good because almost all the other fruits have been lame. We’re in between seasons here in CT, so the citrus is on its way out and the berries aren’t yummy (or cheap) yet. Lately I’ve been on a banana and peanut butter kick. I eat them together for a snack or with Van’s whole grain waffles for breakfast. I was in the mood for a smoothie so I decided to make a peanut butter and banana smoothie. I’m excited about this PB & B smoothie because it only calls for three ingredients. 3! I’ve seen lots of smoothie recipes with tons of ingredients in them and that’s fine but I like to keep mine as simple as possible. After all, if you have to disassemble half of your kitchen to find all the ingredients, you probably aren’t going to make it at all. Not to mention the fact that I usually don’t plan when I want smoothies so it’s got to be whatever few ingredients I have on hand at home. This one is really delicious and I still got to enjoy my peanut butter and banana obsession. Oh, and because I’ve completely failed to mention the third ingredient, you need a bit of yogurt to hold it all together. You may need a big wide straw to drink this one folks.
3 Ingredient Banana Smoothie Recipe
(makes 1 smoothie)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (I used Chobani Simply 100 Vanilla.)
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend them until they are smooth and creamy.
- (Optional) If the mixture doesn’t blend well, add a little liquid, like milk, to help it out a little. (Note, I used a powerful blender and I did not use liquid in my smoothie.)
Source: Tina’s Chic Corner