Peanut Butter Smoothies

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Blending peanut butter smoothies is a delicious way to add protein to your diet as well as fiber, both of which are helpful as cholesterol reducers. While high in calories from fat, peanut butter contains beneficial nutrients received from the dry roasted peanuts. However, you don’t have to add a lot just 1-2 Tablespoons is enough for a great tasting smoothie with added health benefits. You can even try other nut butters for a yummy nutritious smoothie. If you are counting calories just keep in mind peanut butter is high in calories so less is better for you.

About Peanuts
Peanut plants bloom flowers similar to pea plant flowers. Harvesting occurs after five months of growing in a warm climate and receiving plenty of water from rain or irrigations systems. Knowing exactly when to harvest peanut plants is important, as a too late harvest results in pods breaking off at the stem and remaining underground. peanuts

China is the leading exporter of peanuts, growing around 45% of the world’s peanuts. India is the second largest, followed by the U.S., which contributes around 7% to the world’s peanut crop.

Some of the many uses of peanuts include:

Solvents and oils
Textile products
Cosmetics
Plastics, dyes and paints

Peanut Butter Smoothies
Banana and Peanut Butter
1 banana, cut in pieces
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 Cup milk
1 Cup ice cubes
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, optional leave out if you’d like
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1 Tablespoon jelly of choice
1/2 Cup milk
1 Cup ice cubes
1 banana
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Strawberry Peanut Butter
1 Cup milk
1 Cup yogurt
1 Cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
1-2 Tablespoons peanut butter
Blend together until smooth.

 

Kicky Peanut Butter-Chocolate
1 cup milk (for really thick smoothie use ½ cup each of milk and cream)
½ cup ice cubes
1 tablespoon of chocolate ice cream syrup
2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter Blend ingredients until smooth and frothy. Needless to say, this is NOT a diet smoothie. But it is yummy.

 

Peanut Butter Soy Smoothie
1 Cup soy milk
1 Cup tofu
1/3 Cup peanut butter
2 bananas, cut in chunks
Blend together until smooth.

 

Peanut Butter Wheat Germ
1/4 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Cup milk
2 Cups vanilla soy milk
1 Tablespoon wheat germ
1 banana, cut in slices
Blend together until smooth.

 

Blackberry Peanut Butter

by Brandon (Canada)
1 cup blackberries
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons hot chocolate
2 tablespoons peanut butter

Blend in blender for 1 minute. Serve chilled.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Video

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter
by Connie (USA)
1 box instant sugar free chocolate pudding
1 banana
1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
1 1/2 c. milk
1 tray of ice cubes
Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. A cool, refreshing, good drink that that is good for you. A good substitute for a chocolate malt.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie/Milkshake -Just for Fun

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