Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spoonable Smoothies: a recipe

I live about 5 seconds from one of those little frozen yogurt stores. At Red Mango they serve these awesome spoonable smoothies with fresh banana and granola. Every now and then on the way to the bus stop I'd spring for the treat, but at $5 a pop I can't really afford to make it a habit. So I figured it would be easy enough to recreate on my own. I actually like making it at home a little better because I can control my own portion size.  Extra granola, yum!

How great would these be to give to the kids to eat on the way to school? Or to take on your way to work? Delicious and nutritious. So here's the recipe in case you're interested. It makes about 20 oz., enough for one large smoothie or 2 smalls. 

1 cup Almond Milk
1 heaping cup Frozen Fruit
2 tbsp Peanut Butter
Dash of Honey
1/4 cup Granola
1 Fresh Banana 

Blend Almond milk, fruit (I used strawberries and bananas), peanut butter, and a dash of honey. Add more milk if needed.

Pour into your glass, leaving at least an inch of room at the top. 

Slice up your banana

and top your smoothie off with as much crunchy granola and fresh banana as you want. I finished mine with a little drizzle of honey on top. Sometimes I like to add cheerios too for the added crunch. 

It's such a yummy on-the-go treat. 

Just stir it up..

and take a bite! Okay it's not as pretty here but trust me, it's delicious. 




Alayna said...

That looks delicious! I've been looking for some smoothie recipes since I just got a new blender! Thanks for the recipe!


Nicola said...

Yum! I love how you can take this with you on the go. Great job thinking up a healthy 'portable' food!

Karen said...

looks delicious! i've been looking for good breakfasts to take on the go on my own bus commute from my apartment to class!

Amanda said...

That looks SO delicious. I may need a trip to the grocery store today...


Allyson said...

This looks incredible!


Lana said...

looks great but maybe fattening! do you know the calorie and carb count on this???

Li-Sha said...

i need to make this... my husband LOVES the stuff similar to this from jamba, but it's pretty dang expensive. thanks for the recipe!

Annie said...

MMMM! this should be my new breakfast food! Quick and easy :)

Taylor Basilio said...

These looks amazing! I make smoothies every morning for breakfast, but I usually use Greek yogurt (which gets expensive), and I like your idea of using Almond milk instead of regular! I love granola, too. Making these tomorrow- I'll probably add ground flax seed, too. Love your blog as always!

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Priscilla Blair said...

I used to work at a Red Mango and the exact recipe is as follows:
2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter
Half to three-quarters of a banana
4 heaping tablespoons of chopped strawberries
About 5 to 6 ounces of liquid yogurt (you can use a combo of plain yogurt and almond milk or regular milk for the tanginess of the yogurt)

Blend everything together and top with a couple tablespoons of granola, the other half of the banana (sliced), and honey if you want.

AryannaKatryne said...

I really love your blog! On a side note, I have those exact blue and white bowls, but I brought mine all the way from Malaysia! Where on earth did you get yours from? Just curious :)

Susan said...

This sounds heavenly! I wonder how it would taste with coconut milk?

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Mantis Hugo said...
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Mantis Hugo said...

I just bought a new blender and have been looking for a smoothie recipe like this one. Thank you for sharing such a delicious looking smoothie. Next time please share a smoothie for Gooseberry Juice with vanilla ice cream.

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