To you, this may look like your everyday, average blueberry smoothie. But, to me, this smoothie represents much more. And, is thick, creamy, and tastes so much more amazing than you could possibly imagine. And, is incredibly healthy and filling. And, only requires four ingredients and is super simple to make. Have I caught your interest yet?
Let me start from the beginning. Growing up, I was never much of a breakfast gal. It may have been partly due to the fact that in grade school, my mom would make me microwavable Quaker oatmeal every morning while I waited for the bus. Somehow, she always messed up the water to oatmeal ratio, making it either super soupy or really thick. I still joke with her saying, "Only Mom can screw up microwavable oatmeal!" (I love you, Mom <3) Needless to say, breakfast was never something I particularly enjoyed.
Fast forward about ten years to when I started college. I began to desire a healthy, fast, and filling breakfast every morning to fuel my often very long hours at school. I created this smoothie and every single morning, I would wake up, immediately walk into the kitchen, and blend this delicious concoction together using my mom's twenty year old blender. This Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie began my journey to a healthy eating routine and, soon after, my transition to veganism. I owe this smoothie a lot.
Not only did I fall in love with this smoothie, but Dayv did, too. This was literally the only "meal" I ever made for him the entire six years we dated(I could tell you about the time I tried to make him pancakes, but for now, that disastrous event will stay between me and my mother-in-law).
After Dayv went vegan and we were going through the very arduous task of figuring out what foods he liked(basically none), he literally ate this smoothie along with Trader Joe's Potato Wedges every night for dinner the first couple of months. Luckily, we were eventually able to phase out the smoothie dinner. But, I make this for him on occasion, for old-times sake, and he still loves it.
Like I said, I owe this smoothie alot. I hope you love it, too.
Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
makes one very large smoothie
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen banana slices
1 cup non-dairy milk(six years ago, I used chocolate soymilk. Now, I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 heaping tbsp natural peanut butter
Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Enjoy!