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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:24pm
By request, I'm back talking about smoothies! Once again from Power Juices by Penny Hunking and Fiona Hunter

When I began to have serious issues with gluten, I was sick and in pain from abdominal comfort etc (we wont go there today). As a result, eating solid food was a daily nightmare, I trod this GF path initially alone, so working out what had gluten and what didnt initially wasnt that easy. When things were really bad, I didnt want to eat solid food, so resorted to drinking diet drinks, just because I could rely on the fact that I was getting some nutrition and I wouldnt be sick (I had by that time found a source of diet drinks that was gluten free). Then salvation came in the form of smoothies and this little book was like a recipe book from heaven

Life is different now, I know what I'm doing and how to keep gluten out of my diet, so drink smoothies no more frequently than the next person

So to the smoothie ....

1 ripe banana
300 ml / half a pint of semi-skimmed milk
1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter or 2 teaspoons tahini paste

Peel and slice the banana, put in a freezer container and freeze overnight, or for at least two hours
Put the banana, milk and peanut butter in a food processor or blender and process untill smooth
Serve immediately

1 serving @ 326 calories per serving

An excellent source of vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, B12 and also folic acid, niacin, calcium, copper, potassium, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus
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