Do you have a sweet tooth but are also concerned about your health? If yes, then we have the perfect recipe for you- Peanut Butter Banana Cold Brew Protein Smoothie. With the nutty goodness of peanut butter and the mellow flavors of banana, the smoothie has a dollop of protein to keep your health and nutrient level in check. If you are already drooling at the thought of the smoothie, you will be glad to know that it is equally easy to prepare since all the ingredients are readily available in any kitchen.
I have posted another cold brew coffee recipe here, Don't forget to check it out also.
What’s More In It For You?
If you think that this is all that is in the drink, then you are wrong. Because the mixture also contains a generous helping of cold brew coffee to add the additional zest to the booming flavor. This special addition works especially for coffee lovers who cannot begin their day without a sip of coffee.
Also, the ingredients are carefully handpicked to make the drink a perfect combination of sweet and savory. The sticky sweetness of peanut butter and the fruity flavors of banana along with protein powder and cold brew, makes it one of the best and the healthiest drinks to relish especially in the mornings.
Not just this, the drink is the quickest, easy and ideal option for one and all. If you are a health freak and are running late for your gym, you can just catch it on the go. Or if you are a working individual who looks out for easy breakfast preps, you can prepare the smoothie in a matter of minutes. Literally!
The special addition of the Vitamin in the regular smoothie recipe ensures that your nutrition is maintained. It makes up for both the breakfast needs of the body and the coffee cravings, all in one sitting. So breakfast and caffeine fix in the form of a relish smoothie. Can your mornings get any better?
Ingredients: One At A Time
Bananas have been considered one of the healthiest, nutritional and hassle free fruits since times immemorial. In addition to that, they are also cheap, evergreen and easily affordable. But even then, if you can’t find fresh bananas on a daily basis, you can stock a few and freeze them for longer consumption. Or, if you are not a big fan of bananas, any other whole fruit will work just as well in the recipe. Surely, the flavor and the taste will change depending on what you are opting for but as soon as you add spoonful's of peanut butter and protein powder, you will end up with a mouth-watering smoothie to savor.
If you are super health conscious and are willing to take extra steps, then we would prefer you use almond milk or date sweetened almond milk. You can also get other dairy free options in the market, if you are averse to dairy or are lactose intolerant. But if not, and you don’t mind dairy, then regular toned or full cream milk works just fine.
Protein powder is added to this incredible smoothie mix to maintain the nutritional level and add a zest to the drink. Depending on your taste buds, dietary restrictions and other preferences, you can go ahead and pick any protein powder from the market. There are some popular ones that are recommended like SFH Pure Whey Vanilla Protein Powder and Garden of Life Raw Organic Vanilla Protein Powder etc. These accentuate the flavors of the banana peanut butter smoothie and are healthy as well. But having said that, any protein powder works just as well. You do you, go for it!
Cold Brew Mix:
Cold brew mix is the new in-vogue thing these days. Cold brew coffee is easily accessible at most grocery shops and general stores these days and you will have no problem finding them, at all. You can also order it online if you are too lazy to go out.
What All Will You Need?
- 1 large ripe banana, preferably frozen
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ¼ cup of protein powder (of your choice)
- ¼ cup cold brew concentrate
- ½ cup sweetened almond milk (or more, depending on taste- or regular dairy milk)
- Pour the coffee into an ice-tray and freeze overnight.
- Add coffee cubes, banana, peanut butter, milk and chocolate syrup in the blend.
- Blend till the mixture turns smooth.
- Pour it into a glass, dress it with fresh cream.
- Sip, sip, hurray!
So, that’s all it takes to make a glass full of rich and goody peanut butter banana cold brew protein smoothie. So now that you have the whole recipe, ingredients and more, rush off to your nearest kitchen and prepare some for yourself.