I’d totally tell you about how long I slaved to create this smoothie, but I keep lying to myself that it really hasn’t been that long. In truth, it takes about 60 seconds total to make one. Likely the most difficult things about it are peeling the banana and licking your fingers clean after you’ve helped the peanut butter out of its sticky niche in your measuring spoon. But in terms of finding the perfect proportions of ingredients, of discovering just how delightful this smoothie becomes with a touch of honey? That really took me years.
I know that tons of people already love this combination, and it probably doesn’t sound too inspired. This makes it all the more embarrassing that I got the idea as a 15 year-old at the grocery store examining a box of smoothie base in the produce section. To think, I actually believed you need to buy a special base to make a smoothie back then! Regardless, I’m grateful for it, because this might be my favorite frozen combination ever.
I have since smartened up, and figured out my own way to combine the ingredients best. It took one too many times of adding too much ice, or getting one that was too liquid-y, or hating the dairy undertone when using cow’s milk, to make me really track the proper measurements. At last, it is documented. I hope you like it!
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Smoothie
1 banana (not overly ripe or speckled, but not green, either)
1/2 cup plain soy milk
1 1/2 heaping tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 tbsp honey
just under 1/2 cup ice
Combine banana, soy milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice in a blender and liquefy. Blend about 30 seconds longer after ingredients have fully incorporated. Pour into a glass and serve.