Sunday, July 24, 2011

Banana, Peanut Butter, & Honey Smoothie

This week is Bevvies week at I Heart Cooking Clubs and my original plan was to buy some champagne and make peach bellinis, my favorite drink ever.  The problem is that I procrastinated and now it's Sunday and I live in a dry county.  The liquor store in the next county doesn't open up until 1 o'clock and by then I have other plans, which include sweating in the hot sun.  Perhaps one day I'll learn to stock some champagne here at the house.

Because it's a million degrees here in Kentucky no one really felt like having a hot breakfast so we opted for Jamie's banana smoothie with peanut butter and honey.  This was my first time making a smoothie with half and half and naturally I really liked it.  The half and half definitely makes the smoothie extremely thick and ultimately creamy, kinda like a milkshake.  I've also never added peanut butter to a smoothie before and wasn't quite sure what to expect but the peanut butter only lent a very light peanut butter flavor, kinda like a subtle little secret.  My husband and I really loved these smoothies and I would most definitely make them again.

 Banana, Peanut Butter & Honey Smoothie
Adapted from The Naked Chef Takes Off by Jamie Oliver
Serves 2-4

2 bananas (I used 1 frozen, 1 fresh)
1 cup light cream (I used half & half)
approx. 2-1/2 cups of ice
2 tablespoons honey
2 heaped tablespoons peanut butter

Place the banana into a blender and whizz for 30 seconds.  Add the ice and cream, honey, and peanut butter and whiz up until you get a semi-slushy milk shake consistency.

Theme: Bevvies


  1. Yum, I actually make peanut butter banana shakes quite often...there's something so addicting about them...however, I've never used cream- that sounds decadent! I like to add a scoop of wheat germ and ground flax, as well...then I really don't feel guilty making it a meal ;) Looks perfect for the heat!

  2. Peanut butter banana smoothie sounds really good to me, especially in this heat. Nice flavor! Half and half is a great idea!

  3. "Subtle little secret"
    I like the sound of that!
    Have never had a smoothie made with half and half and now that I know about it, I can't figure out what I've been waiting for.
    Love the pic--so simple and beautiful and the smoothie really speaks for itself.

  4. I would love these because I eat bananas, honey, and peanut butter all the time. I love that combination on a toasted bagel for breakfast. Never thought of it as a smoothie! I'm not familiar with a "dry county". I guess the county you live in doesn't sell liquor? At all? Is that common in the States???? Canadians would revolt, lol!

  5. Yummy, yum, yum! I am loving smoothies this time of year but never thought to add peanut butter. This sounds great! My family and I will love it for sure:)

  6. I make a smoothie before work 5 days a week - never thought about adding peanut butter. That's why I love blogs! This will be a nice change from my current blueberry-rice milk smoothie!

  7. I know this makes a great combination in solid food so it has to be even better in a drink.

  8. Your peanut butter shake sounds like just the thing to start the day off right! Especially a hot one! The heat has just been making me miserable - this will cheer me up.

  9. I have been totally into smoothies lately - I need to try out this flavor!!

  10. the reason why I don't keep champagne in the house is because I'll find any and every excuse to drink it! This smoothie sounds pretty dangerous as well. Can't go wrong with those rock star ingredients.

  11. This sounds so good to me right now, fills you up too I bet.

  12. Yum! The half-n-half must of made it so creamy. I love adding nut butters to my smoothies--it gives them great "staying power." ;-)

  13. Mmmmm, that is one luxurious looking smoothie daaaaahling. All my favourite goodies are in there.
    *kisses* HH

  14. This would be a fabulous dessert or breakfast.

  15. My son love pb and banana shakes too, sometimes with a squirt of choc syrup. Delicious!

  16. My girls love BP and banana smoothies. While I love PB, I say to many calories for me to drink.

  17. yum, yum, yum. your drink sounds like a great alternative breakfast and really you had me at peanut butter.

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