Tuesday, January 11, 2011

3 Ingredients Smoothie

This smoothie is so easy to throw together and it makes me think I am drinking a milkshake!  The only drawback is that you have to be sort of prepared when you make this because the bananas need to be frozen.  But if you always have frozen bananas on hand, then you are in business!  On the new Weight Watchers Points Plus program, fruit is no longer any points.  This is very exciting, however, when I have this smoothie, I usually make sure that I don’t eat anymore bananas for the rest of the day.  I try to keep in mind that “free fruit” doesn’t mean I should eat 4 or 5 bananas along with apples, grapes, oranges, etc.  I try to keep a limit on my “free fruit” because I know it’s not really “free.”  It’s not magic, I am still taking in calories.  :) 

Also, I use Trader Joe’s Peanut Flour instead of peanut butter.  I do this because the peanut flour has a lot less fat than regular peanut butter.  If you do not have access to a Trader Joe’s, you can also use Bell Plantation PB2 or just plain old peanut butter.  I would just use regular peanut butter if I wasn’t concerned about the fat.  I LOVE peanut butter but I tend to abuse it because it’s so delicious and so easy to eat right out of the container.  I recognize that so I try to use peanut flour most of the time. 

With that being said, here’s my recipe for the 3 ingredients PB Banana Smoothie:

3 Ingredients PB Banana Smoothie
-2 small or one large frozen banana(s) (I freeze them in small pieces so they are easier to blend.)
-22 grams of Trader Joe’s Peanut Flour (This is about 3 TBSP)-If you want the smoothie to have a really peanut buttery flavor, I would use more peanut flour
-1 cup almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
-1/8-1/4 cup water (optional)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  If the smoothie seems a little thick for your taste, add a little water to thin it out.  I usually do this.  That’s it!

Another note: It seems only natural to want to make this a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie.  I am on board with that!  However, I have tried making this with some cocoa powder mixed in and I didn't like it as much.  I might try some experimenting with that again to see, but right now, I like it just how it is.  


  1. Wow Katy, that looks simple and delicious. And gluten-free to boot. Thanks for sharing that.

  2. I make a very similar smoothie almost every morning. I add cocoa powder (and flax seed and baby spinach) and find it needs a little extra sweetness - I use chopped dates or a little bit of agave!

  3. Just wanted to stop by and say hi and how glad I am I that I found your blog! I saw it on the WW vegetarian community. I'm back at WW for the third time after a 75 lb loss the last time. I eat a mostly vegan diet. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and read more!



  4. Hey Lauren! I love the Weight Watchers Veg Message Board. I am on there everyday! I will check out your blog too!

  5. Hey Katy! When I make a banana smoothie I sometimes add a tsp or 2 of mini semi sweet chocolate chips. If it's thick enough I eat it with a spoon but the minis usually go through a straw ok!