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Peanut Butter Banana Avocado Smoothie Recipe

My daughter thinks it is great fun when we have smoothies. She loves drinking out of a straw and she knows it will taste more fun than water or milk. I wasn’t able to have many smoothies while pregnant since fruit in the morning made my blood sugar high (gestational diabetes).

But now I can have them again! Yay!

Smoothies are a great way to get your fruit intake in, they’re super easy and quick for breakfast, and yummy! They are pretty nutritious for the most part, though it is possible to make them with too much fat, sugar, and calories.

So after several months off from smoothie makin’ I decided to make this baby this morning….

peanut butter banana avocado smoothie recipe

Peanut Butter Banana Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup of milk (I use 1%)
1/3 cup of vanilla yogurt (I use Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt)
1 Banana
1 Avocado
1 Tbs peanut butter (I use creamy Skippy)

Directions:

1. Slice up the banana and add to the blender.
2. Open up the avocado, take out the pit and scoop the good stuff into the blender.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
4. Pour into glasses, add fun colorful straws, and drink!

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It’s Aerissa approved!

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  1. JanetGoingCrazy January 11, 2013 Reply

    I know I like peanut butter and banana, and I know I like avocado, but I’m just not sure about them all together. It sounds interesting. ;)
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    • Darcy January 11, 2013 Reply

      You really don’t taste the avocado. Banana and avocado together is super yum so peanut butter is like an added bonus :) these flavors blend well together, I promise!Syrana

  2. Greta January 14, 2013 Reply

    I was thinking the same thing as Janet was. I like these apart, but together? I’ll have to trust you on this Darcy.
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    • Darcy Zalewski January 14, 2013 Reply

      Try it! You’ll love it.Syrana

  3. Marina January 18, 2013 Reply

    I have to ask what Rissa thought about it. Super healthy. I’d love to try this for my kiddos. They love peanut butter and banana…avocado I’m not so sure.
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  4. Ellen Christian January 19, 2013 Reply

    I never would have thought to add avocado. I wonder if I could hide it in there or if my teens would notice the difference?
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  5. Brooke February 7, 2013 Reply

    I had a banana/avocado smoothie tonight.. I really wish I had thought to add peanut butter.
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  6. Sissa May 23, 2013 Reply

    I just tried making it, and i’ve gotta admit i’m not a fan! i love the ingredients separately, but together they don’t work. Something about the avocado and peanut butter just didn’t taste right. Mind you i didn’t add yogurt to mine.

    • Darcy Zalewski May 23, 2013 Reply

      Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it. We love this combo and have it frequently.Syrana

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