|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.|
Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie
½ cup kefir (or plain yogurt)
1 medium ripe banana
2 tablespoons honey (preferably raw)
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.
Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothies
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