Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Peanut butter may sound an unusual ingredient in a smoothie, but in fcat it combines wonderfully well with bananas to make a rich, satisfying drink. Peanuts contain resveratol, plant sterols and other phytochemicals which, according to research, have cardio-protective and cancer inhibiting properties. This high calcium drink is a great pick me up after exercise.

1 ripe banana

300ml (1/2 pint) semi skimmed milk

1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter or 2 teaspoons of tahini paste.

Peel and slice the banana, put it in a freezer container and freeze for at least 2 hours overnight. Put the banana, milk and peanut butter or tahini paste in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Makes 400ml (14fl oz); Serves 1

Nutrition notes

Tahini paste is a delicious paste made from crushed sesame seeds. Weight for weight, sesame seeds contain ten times more calcium than milk. This smoothie is an excellent source of vitamins C, B1, B2 and B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus..

Carbohydrate rich foods
Per Serving: Calories:326
Fat: 13g
Carbohydrate: 40g
Protein: 14g
Iron: 0.8g mg (5% RNI)
Calcium: 372 mg (52% RNI)

Taken From: Power Juices

By Penny Hunking & Fiona Hunter

Published in Great Britain in 2002 a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, London

ISBN 0 600 60449 7

A CIP catalogue of this recipe is available from the British Library.

Dan Bennett

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