Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothies

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We love smoothies here at the Myers house. If I’m going to be making a lot of them, I make a smoothie base and keep it in the fridge (thanks Brandy!). I am always looking for good ways to use up my kefir and get the great benefits of all the probiotics……especially as it’s getting closer to the time of year when sickness abounds. This is one of my favorite smoothies – probably because it has peanut butter in it and I’m a peanut butter fanatic. I’ve used kefir in this smoothie, but feel free to use plain yogurt in its place. You’ll need kefir (or yogurt), a ripe banana, honey (I used raw), wheat germ, peanut butter and vanilla.

Throw all your ingredients down into your blender. I used homemade peanut butter from the Farmer’s Market….which I LOVE. Also, the reason I say “raw honey” is so that you can get the full benefit of your honey. Local raw honey can help you build an immunity to allergies, so I try to work it in whenever I can….if you heat it, it loses that benefit, so we try to eat it with cold things. The wheat germ is in there just because I like the flavor of wheat germ in my smoothies.

Turn on your blender and let it work….make sure to put the lid on there. That’s important. I know from experience. Let it blend long enough to get all the peanut butter mixed in. I didn’t do that and had to re-blend. Sometimes I get in a hurry where peanut butter is involved.

Pour it into your glass and you’re ready to go! We love these. They are so full of flavor. It’s a great way to get rid of over-ripe bananas. This is probably my favorite smoothie of all time.

*This post is linked at Whole Health Weekend on Natural Family Awareness, at Cooking Thursday on Diary of a Stay At Home Mom, at Simple Lives Thursday on GNOWFGLINS, at What’s On The Menu Wednesday on Dining With Debbie, at Real Food Wednesday on Kelly The Kitchen Kop, at Traditional Tuesday on Whole New Mom, at What’s On Your Plate on Good (Cheap) Eats, at Freaky Friday on Real Food Freaks, at Fight Back Fridayon Food Renegade, at Pennywise Platter on The Nourishing Gourmet, and at Tuesdays At The Table on All The Small Stuff.


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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Kathy

    Sounds yummy!!!
    I have started freezing my overripe bananas to put in smoothies. We like chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothies.

  • http://www.thehumbledhomemaker.com Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker

    This looks absolutely delicious! Anything with peanut butter in it feels like a dessert to me! I’m really enjoying your blog! I love the emphasis on healthy eating AND frugal living (we’re on a tight budget, so both are a MUST for our family)!

    • Stacy

      Erin, thanks so much for the lovely comment. I’ve just started following you on Facebook and I am enjoying your things as well. :) Oh, and peanut butter is where it’s AT. Ha, ha!

  • http://www.novicelife.blogspot.com Allison

    Yum! We just had PB Banana smoothies last night too :) However, no Kefir :( I still need to educate myself on that!

    • Stacy

      When you’re ready I can mail you some grains. :-)

  • http://www.baking4six.com Dianne@Baking4Six

    So… adding RAW honey to HOT tea would defeat the purpose; the honey would no longer be RAW?

    • Stacy

      From what I read, to get the benefits of RAW honey you really shouldn’t heat it over 120 degrees. If I’m going to use it in something that gets hot, I don’t really care if it’s raw honey. :-) I save my raw stuff for eating cool or cold to get the most benefit.

  • http://familycorner.blogspot.com Sandra

    Oh Yummy those look good.

  • Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures

    This looks so delicious!

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasure’s Whole Health Weekend Link-Up.

    Check back tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  • http://simplystriving.wordpress.com/ Nikki

    You had me at peanut butter…..
    LOVE Farmer’s Market PB!
    and you know what? I’ll be making these today! thanks for re-tweeting :)

    • Stacy

      I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

  • http://www.reviewsofblenders.com Rease

    Peanut butter and bananas might be one of the best combinations of all time. This is a great, filling smoothie!

    • Stacy

      You got that right. :-)

  • http://kefirprobioticgrains.wordpress.com/ Marius@Probiotic Kefir Grains

    What a ripper!
    I will try this recipe straight away.
    Has never crossed my mind to mix my kefir with peanut butter, however it sounds just great.

    • Stacy

      Peanut butter is good in everything! :-)

  • Christine

    Very good.. Thank you.

    • Stacy

      You’re welcome!