2/20/11

PB, Banana & Flax Smoothie

PB, Banana & Flax Smoothie
There's this restaurant I like called True Food Kitchen, it's green certified, they source their ingredients locally, they practice sustainability, and oh by the way - the menu is innovative and delicious. The menu is centered around the philosophies of Dr. Andrew Weil and his Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid.


We often go there on the weekend for brunch and yesterday we decided to try one of their smoothies - The Weekend Warrior.  It tastes like a light version of a peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat bread with just a hint of tang from the yogurt - yum! We split one as a starter and then proceeded to only be able to eat half of our breakfast entrees. It was filling and delicious.


This smoothie could not have been easier to whip up at home, so this morning I made a small one before starting my day and wow, was it good!

PB, Banana & Flax Smoothie
{adapted from True Food Kitchen}

makes 1 8-ounce serving (easily doubled)

1/2 medium size ripe banana
1/2 organic Fuji apple (or 1-2 Tablespoons of apple juice, more or less to consistency/taste)
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 Tablespoon all natural organic peanut butter
4 ounces organic vanilla yogurt (2/3 individual size container) (low fat works well in this recipe but either is fine)
2 cubes of ice (optional)

Place all items in a blender and blend until well blended. Pour in a small glass and enjoy!



Awhile ago I invested in one of those blenders that pulverizes everything, so I just threw in half of an apple - seeds, core and all. I love this blender - the Blendtec. It's the one they demo and sell at Costco - the one where they make hot soup in it (without using any heat source) - and yes, it really works. You can put anything in this blender and it will pulverize it. I put whole fruit and veggies in it instead of using a juicer to make healthy, fresh juice shooters in the mornings. Of course now I'll be making these delicious smoothies, too.

2/24/11 Update:  I've made this smoothie for breakfast for 5 days in a row - lol - it's so good and I feel so great all day!

11 comments:

  1. I wish I had a blender that was as awesome as that! I think I will just spend some time chopping and then make this for dessert tonight in my normal, not amazing, blender
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  2. Hi Meg! You could just use apple juice instead of the apple! Sounds fabulous as a dessert, too :-)

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  3. I don't know where to start! The recipe, the pics? Wow! Can't wait to try and make one of these...

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  4. This looks good...I've never tried flax seed, but I know it's very healthy. I need to buy some and give this a try...we always have PB, bananas, and apples in our kitchen! I love smoothies, but rarely make them except for weekends.

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  5. I've heard about a lot of flaxseed health benefits. I think this would be a great way to put it into my diet. Also, I think kids would LOVE this!

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  6. Gotta get that blender and I like the flavor combos in this smoothie.

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  7. your photos and recipes are amazing! I went to True Food Kitchen in Phoenix for the first time while visiting there from Chicago...what a great find! Check out my blog www.greenandplenty.blogspot.com about living and eating well in the green world. Thanks for all the inspiration! Heather

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  8. i love quick and easy meals- perfect for my hectic mornings!

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  9. One more stunning recipe, and so so tasty! Awesome job Veronica!!!

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  10. Nice and healthy recipe.. Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. What a beautiful post Veronica! That restaurant sounds fantastic, I will have to make my way down to Fashion Island and give it a try. Thanks for the tip!

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