Strawberries and banana blended with peanut butter and Australian yogurt for a delicious creamy smoothie. Topped with slices of fresh bananas and granola, this smoothie is healthy and quick and easy to make, a perfect breakfast for anyone on the go.
Have you ever had Jamba Juice’s Chunky Strawberry Topper? Then you know how delicious it is. Strawberries and bananas blended together with peanut butter and yogurt topped with granola and fresh banana. It’s so addictive. Unfortunately, it’s also pretty pricy. So I decided I wanted to try my hand at recreating that blend of fruits, yogurt and peanut butter. This is the result.
First, wash the fruits. Remove the leaves and stem from the strawberries. Peel the banana. Slice all your fruits, about 1 ½ cups of strawberries (5 large strawberries) and 1 cup of banana (1 medium size banana). You can freeze the strawberries for a half hour before you use them. Or you can add a few ice cubes to make your smoothie cold. I recommend freezing the strawberries. If you add ice, the flavor of the smoothie might be diluted.
I used a Magic Bullet so it’s perfect for a single serving, but you can use a blender for this recipe too.
I added a ¼ cup of Noosa Australian yogurt. You can use either the honey flavored or the strawberry rhubarb flavor. In most smoothie recipes, including the Jamba Juice version, Greek yogurt is used. However, I personally feel that Greek yogurt is too tart. I prefer the Noosa Australian yogurt because it’s less tart and thicker in consistency. But you can definitely use Greek yogurt.
I added three tablespoons of peanut butter. It gives the smoothie a creamy nutty taste, but it’s not overwhelming. I love peanut butter, but I actually don’t like it as a flavor. For instance, peanut butter flavored candies or peanut butter cookies. I think it’s too sweet and overwhelming. However, I do love it in this smoothie. I think you will too. But if you’re allergic to nuts, it’s perfectly fine to leave out the peanut butter.
Blend the ingredients. If you prefer your smoothie a little chunky, blend it for a less amount of time. If you prefer your smoothie to be more liquid, blend it for longer. The consistency is really up to you.
Pour the smoothie into a glass or a mason jar. Top with slices of banana and granola. You can buy granola clusters. Or if you have granola bars, like Nature Valley, you can crush them into small pieces and use that to top your smoothie.
Now you have a quick breakfast for when you’re on the go or a quick snack. This is seriously one of my favorites. Fresh fruits, granola, peanut butter, and yogurt? Yum!
Serve cold and enjoy!
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