Peanut Butter & Coconut Smoothie

Growing up, I was never the biggest fan of peanut butter. Sometimes I’d have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but it wasn’t something I was head over heels about. Over the years, it’s grown on me… and now I’m basically addicted. Especially recently. It’s at an all-time high. (I blame the Reese’s Valentines Day hearts…)
There’s a really great juice place close to my apartment. The other day, it wasn’t mobbed with Soul Cycle people (which is about 99% of the time) and I popped in for a smoothie or a juice or a something. I went with a peanut butter smoothie and absolutely loved it. Instead of going back every afternoon when I started craving it– which really was beginning to be every day– I decided to go off and make it myself. I have a blender that I bought on Rue La La and I had more or less put it away through the winter thinking it was too cold for anything… but nope. It’s out and back in action.
No winter storm can keep me from making one of these every day.

I think making any kind of blended beverage is more of an art than a science. Which is great! I typically like recipes to be exact because I don’t trust myself… but this one is really easy to change based on your preferences. Go for more or less banana or (oh!) drizzle some chocolate on top.
1 Small banana
6 cubes of ice (alter for personal texture preferences)
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1/2 cup (ish) of frozen coconut milk
A splash of almond milk
Again, you can really do a bunch of things with this to really make it match your preferences perfectly. One day I used a bigger banana and the flavor really popped. Sometimes I skimp on the peanut butter if I want a milkier smoothie.
Test it out and let me know what you think!

PS Anyone else addicted to peanut butter?!
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Daily Musings of Life

You can also use a sliced banana you froze, then use cold milk, not frozen. Sometimes I will add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and a packet of Truvia. When I want a more filling one, I add 1/4 cup rolled oats (soak in the milk for an hour) and it's really thick and keeps me full up to 5 hours.

Katie McC

Smoothies really are the best because you never have to be super exact. It's mixing and adding to make it tasty for your own tastebuds and if it does not turn out so well next time, you just add a little more of one thing and a little less of another and it always turns out so great! Even going to smoothie places now, I find it such a waste of $5 because I can make my own smoothie exactly the way I want it at home for much less and it always tastes so much better.

Hannah Hogan

just made this as a before bed treat, and it was delicious! I highly recommend making this! it is also very filling because of the denseness of the banana and the sticky texture of the peanut butter. I cut the recipe in half and it filled me up!


Thanks so much for the recipe, Carly! I plan on making it soon. However, I am addicted to peanut butter. I think I'm actually addicted and it's not even funny anymore! HELP!

Sandie Nunez

Carly I know you are busy; but if you could please add some more of your favourite smoothie recipes that would wonderful as soon as possible. Thank you!