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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Photo by Tom McCorkle and food styling by Gina Nistico; for The Washington Post


One of my parenting strategies: turn the tables and find recipes your kids can make for you. My daughter has been blending up this 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie for me since she was about 6 years old. The milk shake-like smoothie is filling, nourishing and perfectly sweet thanks to the very ripe frozen banana blended into it —no added sugar neededIf you don’t have a kid around, I suppose you can also make it for yourself. (Like I do, now that mine is in college 😊).


3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie



1 medium very ripe banana, broken into chunks and frozen

¾ cup milk of choice, plus more as needed

1 tablespoon peanut butter



Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add a little more milk if the mixture is too thick to blend, or if you prefer a thinner smoothie. Drink immediately.


Makes 1 serving

Serving size: about 1 1/3 cup


Per serving (using 1% low fat milk) : Calories 285; Total Fat 10  g; (Sat Fat 3 g); Protein 12 g; Carb 41 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 8 mg; Sodium 185 mg, Total Sugar 16 g (Added Sugar 0 g)

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