The King has arrived, The King smoothie that is. This smoothie is a tribute to the one and only Elvis Presley and his love for peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I was craving one of these famous peanut butter and banana sandwiches one day and thought to myself, “this would be awesome in smoothie form” Thus, I made a few healthy tweaks to package this sandwich into a smoothie and created a delicious and perfect meal to-go or a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Although, this is the Nutrition Stripped smoothie interpretation of this classic sandwich, it still captures the taste and textures very well.
I often find myself gasping or somewhat revealing my shock factor when I hear someone who has never tried a peanut butter and banana sandwich. If you are one of those people, I kindly ask you “What are you waiting for?!” Peanut butter is a classic flavor and texture you just can’t go wrong with (unless you have a peanut allergy… and if so, I’m so sorry you can still make this with almond butter!). The combination of flavors ranging from nutty and salty from the peanut butter to the sweet, slightly tangy, and tropical taste from the bananas, is perfect. The flavors + the creamy, thick, and velvety textures in the smoothie combined- woof, it hits me every time!
I personally love this smoothie post workout as it’s full of simple and complex carbohydrates (from the bananas and oatmeal), protein (from the Vega protein powder and peanut butter), healthy fat (from the peanut butter), electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins galore! It’s a perfect meal in a glass especially for anyone who is on the go and says “I don’t have time for breakfast”! This smoothie will stick with you and keep you full until your next meal. Of course, if you’d like to make this less of a meal and more snack friendly, I recommend taking out the oatmeal as oatmeal can be very filling combined with these ingredients.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1-2 tablespoon. organic peanut butter (or almond butter for those allergic)
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ½-1 cup of vanilla almond milk
- ¼-1/2 cup of dry gluten free oats
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use Vega Sport, optional)
- 1 teaspoon local honey
- dash of cinnamon
- stevia to taste (optional)
- Simply combine all the ingredients into Vitamix// high speed blender and blend on high until everything is nice and creamy.
- Again, you may add extra ingredients and leave some out to suite your taste!
- Garnish with fresh slices of bananas and a dash of cinnamon.
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do! Share below if you made any of your own creations using this recipe as a template. Have you ever had a peanut butter and banana sandwich? I’d love to hear!
Happy Friday loves!
p.s. If you’re interested in making your own smoothies with the same blender I use, Vitamix is the one for me (and for you too!). I’m an affiliate with Vitamix, which means you get a discount when shopping through Nutrition Stripped. Simply click on the Vitamix icon to your right, here, or use Coupon Code 06-008786. Happy blending!