Walnut and Banana Smoothie

Why should peanut butter and almond butter get all of the smoothie love? This frosty drink is a new twist on the classic combo of bananas and walnuts!

About the author: Lee Zalben was a PB&J-loving kid that grew up to be the founder and president of Peanut Butter & Co., which began as a Greenwich Village sandwich shop serving nothing but peanut butter sandwiches and expanded to include the now-famous line of all natural flavored peanut butter. Lee is a graduate of Vassar College and enjoys traveling the world in search of interesting foods made with peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds. When he's not working, eating, flying or writing, he enjoys scuba diving and training elephants.

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Walnut and Banana Smoothie

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 1
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:1 hour
Special equipment:blender
This recipe appears in: That's Nuts: Walnuts and Bananas, the Dynamic Duo

Ingredients

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon toasted wheat germ

Procedures

  1. 1

    Peel and slice the banana and freeze for at least one hour.

  2. 2

    Place the milk, walnuts, honey, and cinnamon in a blender and pulse until the walnuts get broken into very small pieces (small enough to pass through a straw). Add the frozen banana and pulse until the mixture is smooth.

  3. 3

    Pour into a glass and top with the toasted wheat germ. Enjoy with a straw or a spoon.

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