Peanut Butter Banana Milk Drink Recipe
This recipe is for the ones who love the good old combination of peanut butter and banana, but with fewer calories. As I've said in the past, I always try to find ways to ensure that my husband Lulu, who is a vegetarian, has enough nutrition in his diet. He's also been exercising regularly lately, so I figured a healthy treat was in order.
I made banana milk that is vegan (Lulu's lactose intolerant too!). The drink is a blend of bananas, soy milk, peanut butter, cinnamon, whey protein and vanilla extract. It's a delicious way to start the day with healthy servings of potassium and protein, which is great for a vegetarian diet. Best of all, Lulu loves it! And if you like this drink, I'll post more whey protein-enhanced beverages soon.
Yields: 4 servings3 tablespoons whey protein powder
3 cups sweetened soy milk
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
¼ teaspoon banana extract (optional)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons crushed peanuts, for garnish
Combine the bananas, milk, peanut butter and whey protein in a blender. Blend all the ingredients for about 2 minutes. While the mixture is blending, add cinnamon, banana extract (if used) and vanilla extract. The consistency of the drink should be smooth and creamy.
Pour into 4 tall glasses.
Place the crushed peanuts on a small plate. Cut 4 slices of banana. Coat them in crushed peanuts.
Finish with the peanut-coated slices of banana for decoration if you like (place on the rim of the glass)
i didn't add more sugar to the drink as the sugar in the soy milk and peanut butter was sufficient.
You can find whey protein powder in health food stores like GNC, or many supermarkets like Whole Foods. I like using protein powder as a supplement for my husband, who's a vegetarian. Just make sure the protein source is clearly labeled. You should get either whey or soy protein. If the source is unclear, it is possible that the protein is derived from remnant animal parts.
I used Bourbon Barrel brand vanilla extract.
For a different vegan version, you can also use almond or rice milk.
Check out other drink recipes by clicking on the link.Published By: on February 2, 2012.