Friday, September 07, 2012

Peanut Butter and Banana Fusion Smoothie


Peanut Butter and Banana smoothies are pretty common these days. The first time I tasted one was at a local vegetarian, organic restaurant called The Green Theory. Their smoothies are more like milkshakes - decadent, creamy and well, fattening (hey, I'm not complaining :D). If you let them know in advance that you'd like your smoothies to be made with soy mylk (instead of animal milk), they usually oblige.

Bikash Parik, who owns the restaurant, is a really nice guy and very helpful and accommodating. I've seen him there almost every time I've visited. He's the tall guy wearing the glasses. If he's around, then it's a guarantee that you'll have a good, vegan dining experience after explaining to him that you're vegan upon entering the restaurant.

Coming back to my smoothie, I personally feel that a smoothie doesn't need any sort of mylk to be added. Especially not one with peanuts or bananas in it. You have all the creaminess required right there, in those two ingredients. Here's my version of the Peanut Butter and Banana smoothie. I added a small pinch of a special ingredient to give it a more Indian flavour. Hence the 'fusion' in the title. :)

Peanut Butter and Banana Fusion Smoothie

1 big scoop of Peanut Butter
1 large, ripe Bananas (the Pachbale kind) - peeled and cut into large chunks with a few small slices kept aside for topping
4 Dates - seeds removed
2 tsp Sugar (optional for additional sweetness)
1 T Cocoa Powder (optional)
A pinch of Pachha Karpura (Edible Camphor)
A pinch of Salt

Blend everything (you can adjust thickness with a little water if you like).
Serve into tall glasses.
Top with banana slices.
Dust with cocoa powder.
Enjoy! :)

Peanut Butter and Banana Fusion Smoothie

11 comments:

  1. There's something about those photos that makes it look really unique in a good way. Also you misspelled peanut in your title ;)

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    1. Oh! Thank you so much for pointing that out!!! :)

      And thanks about the pics too. :)

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  2. I love peanut butter banana smoothies!!! My grandmother used to make them for me every morning when I'd visit her. (Bless her soul)<3

    I have my own recipe as well but I'm really interested in trying this one out! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. Grammy-made foods are always the most delicious. It's because of all those happy childhood memories associated with them. :)

      What do you put in your version?

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  3. Yummy! I love bananas mixed with peanut butter. It makes one of the best smoothies :)

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  4. I would normally use one banana, peanut butter, chocolate nesquik powder, and almond milk. Very simple recipe that even my un-vegetarian nephew loved. :)

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