A friend mailed us a Bed Bath and Beyond gift card recently, and I was so excited because I've been really wanting a blender to make such things as smoothies! I've been experimenting with lots of different combinations and made this one recently that changed my life. Dramatic? Maybe, but it really will change your life!
Let's be real here-- Elvis knew a good thing when he became famous not just for being the King of rock-and-roll, but also for his love of combining peanut butter and banana. Brilliant. This is the perfect marriage of flavors and fruit. Add in a little chocolate and you've got the best thing since sliced bread.
Chocolate Elvis Smoothie:
-2 Ice Cubes
-1/2 Frozen Banana
1/2 C. Milk (I used Almond but you could also use Skim for a low-fat option)
2 T. Peanut Butter
2 T. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1.5 T. Sweetener (Honey, Agave, Sugar)
Place Ice Cubes and 1/2 Frozen Banana in a blender. Add in Milk, Peanut Butter, Cocoa, and Sweetener of your choice (I usually use Honey and it's sweet enough, but if you want it a bit more sweet you could always add more). Blend until smooth.
With the honey addition, this combo is about 250 calories, which is pretty low compared to the ridiculously high-sugar, high-cal smoothies out there. Enjoy!