I think we make at least 5 batches of smoothies per day around this wild house of mine! Lately we've been alternating between fruit smoothies in the morning (with a touch of vanilla hemp seed protein powder and a small handful of spinach leaves), green smoothies mid-day (full of leafy greens and green powders for us grown folks) and peanut butter cup smoothies after school or at night when something sweet is needed.
I posted a 30-Second Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Video last year on the Veggie Kids YouTube Channel (which I've been neglecting and will tend to soon!), but I realized that it may be a bit "too healthy" for many families tastes. So this is the new and improved version that is sure to please young and old and everything in between!
30 Second Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie (V, GF)
makes 2 servings
1 1/2 C. non-dairy chocolate milk*
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 C. all-natural, creamy peanut butter
Blend all of the above ingredients together for 30 seconds, or until it's completely smooth. Add ice if you want a frothier consistency.
*if you don't have non-dairy chocolate milk on hand, use vanilla or regular flavored milk and add two scoops of chocolate vegan protein powder. Try this one or this one.
TIP: If you have peanut allergies, try substituting almond butter or sesame butter.
The "healthier" version had coconut water in it which I loved. I've been making our smoothies with kefir in it, unbeknownst to the kids. Smoothies are such a great way for vegan kids (and vegan adults) to get their nutrients in without a fuss. Drink up!
It may take 30 seconds to whip up but it's sure to be gone in 10 seconds flat!
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