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My “Get The Day Started” Smoothie

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Today I’ve got my favorite Get The Day Started Smoothie. I have this smoothie almost every morning. It’s a great breakfast smoothie, but if you love peanut butter you’ll love it any time of day.

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My Get the Day Started Smoothie with almond milk, peanut butter, banana and cinnamon

This smoothie is yummy and packed with healthy goodness.

Here’s the run-down…

almond milk, peanut butter, cinnamon, banana from my smoothie

As with most smoothies… this is a “you don’t have to be exact” recipes… adjust based on your likes of flavors and thickness. (affiliate links added for your convenience)

For my single glass I start by adding to my favorite blender:

Making Get the Day Started Smoothie

Dump all the ingredients in the blender

Blending it all up for the Breakfast Smoothie

If you have an ice crusher setting use that first to help break up the ice and frozen banana.  I pulse it on ice crusher for about 10 seconds.  Then I let it whirl on high for about another 10 seconds.  (Obviously, times will vary based on your blender).

Delicious Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

Cinnamon is a great thing to have first thing in the morning.  It helps regulate your blood sugar levels and increases your metabolism.  There are some great articles here and here if you want to read more.

Almond butter is packed with protein,  omega – 3 fatty acids, and biotin (great for your hair and nails).

Peanut butter has even more protein, fiber and lots of studies have shown that it can lower your risk of coronary heart disease.

Bananas have fiber and loads of potassium that aid in lower blood pressure and bone health.

Lots of healthy goodness to start your day and it tastes yummy!  This smoothie is filling too.  It will keep me full till lunchtime.

If you want even more protein you could add a scoop of whey protein powder or for some added fiber at times I’ll add a tbsp. of oat bran (which adds even more texture).

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Get My Day Started Smoothie

This is the smoothie I love to start my day with. Bananas, peanut butter, almond butter and a little cinnamon.
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Prep Time:5 mins
Total Time:5 mins

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

  • 8 ice cubes
  • ½ banana frozen
  • 1 ½  cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
  • ½ tbsp all-natural almond butter
  • cinnamon just a sprinkle

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into the blender.
  • If you have crush ice setting, pulse on it for about 10 pulses.
  • Then blend for about 30 seconds until smooth.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, peanut butter, smoothie
Servings: 1 serving

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16 Comments

  1. I love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing. I added some old-fashioned oats to give it a little bit more texture. My only thing is that I wish it were thicker. Do you have any suggestions for what to add to make it a thicker consistency?

    Thank you!

    1. What a great idea Joy! You could add more frozen banana or ice to thicken it. Mine is very thick. Make sure you let is blend for a bit after it’s all crushed up… I find that really is the time it thickens up.

  2. looks yummy! I’m going to give this a try tomorrow minus the almond milk, plus vanilla soy milk (since that’s what’s in the fridge at the moment). I hope it’s just as delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Maryann, This is such a yummy and good-for-you way to start the day! Smoothies are one of my go-to breakfasts too! I just don’t think to use almond milk… and it must taste so delicious in your smoothie! I am putting this on my grocery list for the week.
    This smoothie may be very good for us, but all I can see how delicious it is!!!!
    Please join me with this great morning recipe at ON THE MENU MONDAY going on now. YUMMY!

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