A fruit and peanut butter yogurt smoothie is a great way to start your morning. It’s simple, quick, easy, and nutritious. I’ve substituted cottage cheese in place of yogurt but that isn’t quite as sweet. People wrinkle up their noses at me when I mention peanut butter with fruit. Really? It’s no different than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – and it has a lot fewer carbs.
I usually just dump and mix, but since I wanted to post this, I actually took the time to measure the ingredients. I start with the yogurt (OR cottage cheese), then add peanut butter, banana, blackberries (or any other fruit you’d like), some ice cubes and splashes of milk. Mix it all in the blender; add more milk or yogurt to make it the consistency you’d like. I’ve used peaches and blueberries – but I have to admit that blackberries are my favorite.
Kids love to help make this – and to drink it. Seriously, this can be ready in five minutes. Call it a milkshake if you’d like (because that’s really what it is anyhow.)
- ½ cup plain yogurt (OR cottage cheese)
- 1 large Tablespoon peanut butter
- ½ cup blackberries (or other fruit)
- ½ - 1 banana
- 5 ice cubes
- ¼-1/2 cup milk
- Put all ingredients in the blender
- Pulse a few times until ice chunks become smaller
- Blend until smooth
- Add more milk, fruit, etc. as desired