Banana Nut SmoothieRecipe posted in: Breakfasts, Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Without Nutrisystem Shakes, Customer Submitted, Shakes, Smoothies & Drinks
Cure your ice cream cravings the healthy way! This creamy, dreamy banana smoothie packs in several wholesome ingredients that come together to form a lightened-up alternative. Fresh fiber-rich bananas are blended with creamy peanut butter, whole milk and pure vanilla extract for a satisfying beverage that doubles as a snack.
This user generated recipe was submitted by Leaf visitor, Jodi, through our Recipe Submission page. Like many Nutrisystem members, Jodi is a hardworking mom who’s just trying to stay fit and healthy. This decadent smoothie is her go-to sweet when she gets a hankering for a frozen treat. When describing this recipe, Jodi explains, “This cured my craving for ice cream!” If ice cream is your comfort food of choice, make sure to give this nutty banana shake a try. It’s extremely easy to make and only requires five simple ingredients plus water and ice.
Healthy Hack: Turn this Banana Nut Smoothie into Banana Nut Nice Cream by using less water to create a thicker consistency. If you’re not a fan of peanuts, you can also swap in another nut butter that you enjoy, such as almond butter, cashew butter or walnut butter.
What’s your favorite way to satisfy your sweet tooth? If you’ve come up with a healthy smoothie, shake or dessert, we want to hear about it! Take a moment to submit your sweet treat on our Recipe Submission page and get the chance to help others who need a healthy way to crush junk food cravings.
One serving of this Banana Nut Smoothie contains 176 calories and counts as one PowerFuel and one SmartCarb on the Nutrisystem program. As you’re slurping down this shake, make sure to log it into the NuMi app as a perfectly balanced Flex snack. This will help you stay on top of your daily food intake and avoid going over your recommended calories.
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Calories per Serving: 176
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 SmartCarb
- 2 bananas
- 6 oz. whole milk
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups of ice cubes
- 1 cup of water
- 1 dash of cinnamon
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more ice or water as needed until smoothie reaches your desired consistency.