Week eight of Sundays With Joy brings us to a healthier recipe... Peanut Butter, Banana, Spinach and Kale Smoothies.... sorry folks no brown butter, no frying, no added sugar.
Though seriously this tastes just as good as any of Joy's butter and sugar laden treats!
I'm not a huge smoothie person... I do like them don't get me wrong.
I'm just lazy, I don't like making things that involve blenders and such gadgets.
Actually I don't even own a real blender.... I get by with my food processor and immersion blender. I ALMOST bought one this week but opted to make it without.
Good news, my immersion blender makes the perfect single serving smoothie.
I also have to admit.... I didn't stick to Joy's recipe...I made some small changes to up the healtho factor.
I reduced the honey to 1 tbs because I was low on honey, I used coconut milk instead of milk or soy. The coconut made for a fun nutty sweet flavor that went perfectly with the bananas. Then last but not least I added a tbs of ground flax meal to the mix.
The smoothie was still perfectly sweet even with the reduced honey, and by adding some flax meal to my smoothie I was adding more fiber/protein/iron... not that this smoothie really needs it since it is chocked full of spinach, kale and PB.... but hey a tad more won't hurt right?!
Over all...perfect smoothie!
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