I’m going to be honest – this is a strange one. I, for one, am not accustomed to adding peanut butter to drinks (I kind of used to side eye those who did, actually) but after becoming a Registered Dietitian and embracing all things food I thought I’d give it a try.
Boy was I wrong! This smoothie is tasty, creamy, and nutritious all rolled up into one. The spinach gives you lots of iron and vitamin A (good for your eyes and skin!) and the banana provides you with potassium (helps your bones and kidneys!) and vitamin B6 (which boosts your immune system). On top of that, spinach and banana are good sources of fibre and therefore help keep you regular.
The peanut butter is of course the icing on the cake: if the sweetness from the banana didn’t convince you to try this, the peanut butter will make you do a double take and question whether this could really be a part of a healthy lifestyle 😉. Before you run off though, know that the spinach has (shockingly) NO taste in this smoothie 🤯. If this drink wasn’t green I honestly wouldn’t have even known there was spinach in there. So give it a go this week and let us know what you think!
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 2 bananas
- 2 tbsp natural and smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup cow’s milk or unsweetened almond milk
- Optional add-on: 1 scoop of protein powder
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Happily serve!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
220 kcal / 7g protein / 32g carbs (with 5g of fibre) / 8g healthy fats
– Huda Amareh, MAHN, RD 😊