By the time I rolled out of bed at 8 AM this morning, G was already up and about in the kitchen and busy wrestling with a whole slab of pork spareribs. I was famished but smart enough to know never to get between a man and his meat. I hurriedly whirled this peanut butter banana smoothie in the blender, left G to his rubs and BBQ sauces, and sat in the patio to relish my drink. Smooth, creamy and luxuriant, it was a wonderful way to start my day. And packed with protein, carbohydrates and potassium, it was both nourishing and delicious.
- 2 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup vanilla ice cream
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups ice
- In a blender, combine bananas, milk, peanut butter, ice cream, vanilla extract and ice. Process until smooth. Pour into glasses to serve.