Cooking for Lazy People: Smoothie Edition

Welcome to another edition of Cooking for Lazy People.  This time, it’s Ninja Adventures!  And by that, I mean my blender with which I made this delicious peanut butter banana smoothie!

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I got my Ninja blender for Christmas last year.  Kitchen gadgets are adult toys, so this makes sense, yeah?  After assembly, I was slightly afraid of the behemoth blender.  I’d dabbled in milkshakes, but never really knew how to construct a smoothie.  A couple of weeks back, with two mushy bananas on my counter, I decided it was time to face my fears.

I felt a bit like iJustine, who does ton of Ninja “cooking,” very much in the way I made this smoothie: throw things in there and hope for the best.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tray of ice cubes (12)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter
  • honey, to taste

Here’s what you do:

Just throw it in there and blend it all up!  I keep my finger on the pulse button until things look smooth.  Then I give it another few quick pulses for good luck.

This makes three drinking glass sized portions– too much for one sitting, if you ask me.  I usually have one to drink, then refrigerate the rest in a big tumbler for breakfast the next day.  Things separate a big over night, but a good shake takes care of that!

This is delicious (akin to the Jimmy Carter at Boloco, if you’re familiar) and comes with minimal guilt!

I’m looking for more smoothie recipes to try out, so leave me some good ones in the comments!

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