Leftover fruit that is starting to get ripe always make for the perfect ingredients to put together in a smoothie. For me, I happened to have the very classic combination of strawberries and bananas. Add a few more things into the fold and you’ve got yourself a pretty hearty smoothie that makes for a great start to the day or even an afternoon snack.

Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
Makes 2 servings

~ 6 strawberries
~ 2 bananas
~ 4 tbsp peanut butter
~ 6 oz. container of Greek yogurt

With a blender, it is very easy to make smoothies of all sorts. It also simplifies the preparation process, as all you really need to do is throw everything in there and hit the button to watch everything liquefy in that mini-vortex.

For the strawberries, wash them and cut the tops off before putting them into the blender. Take your bananas and also throw those in, removing any brown spots you might see (more common on extremely ripe bananas). Add in your peanut butter and Greek yogurt, and then go ahead and fire up that blender.

You can adjust how thick the smoothie is by substituting the Greek yogurt with some milk, or doing half and half. With both the Greek yogurt and the peanut butter, it does make this smoothie lean more towards a thick consistency. But, if that’s what you expect your smoothies to be, then by all means go for it.

In the picture I have above, I did experiment with trying to use some Nutella in place of half of the peanut butter, but I would recommend just sticking to peanut butter. For how expensive Nutella can be at the grocery, you can’t really taste it, and the peanut butter flavor is just more suppressed.

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