*I’ve made this with almond and peanut butter as well as powdered peanut butter. For a nut-free version, sunflower seed butter could be used, or simply omit.
**I have made this smoothie many ways, and I enjoy the addition of both vanilla and chocolate protein powder. For a healthy, no-sugar-added option that I can find at the grocery store, I like Bob’s Red Mill’s protein powders. When not using protein powder, I like the small squeeze of honey to enhance the natural flavor of the fruit.
For an added nutritional boost, you can blend in 1 cup of baby spinach and/or a tablespoon or chia or flaxseed meal.
This recipe makes a thick, spoonable smoothie. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you may add more milk or use some fresh fruit instead of all frozen.