Sunny days can drain and make you thirst for a cold drink.
A refreshing delight that will replenish your body may sound tempting, but with all the health concerns it’s hard to find one without artificial flavors and sugar.
Why not try a peanut paradise tropical smoothie; delicious, nutritious and energy boosting thanks to its amazing natural ingredients.
It is ideal for the whole family and surprisingly easy to prepare, making it the perfect sunday afternoon plan.
Read on to know more about this sumptuous smoothie, and who knows?
Maybe this will turn out to be your new summer favorite.
Peanut paradise tropical smoothie recipe
For this recipe, we will use the following ingredients:
Non-Fat Yogurt – Non-fat Greek yogurt is ideal because of its tanginess; however, even regular vanilla will do if that’s your preference.
Almond milk – It will help make a creamier smoothie, but if you want to reduce calories, use filtered water like Tropical Smoothie does for most of their smoothies.
Banana – One is enough to add the flavor and creaminess needed. Pre-freezing helps in improving the texture of the smoothie.
Natural peanut butter – Emulsified peanut butter has more filler ingredients, so the natural version is better and healthier. Just a few spoonfuls are enough to bring out this smoothie’s yummy and salty contrast.
Ice cubes help the ingredients blend perfectly and have a smoother texture. If you use chunkier ice cubes, spin the blender a little longer to crush them.
Sweetener – Bananas give the smoothie enough sweetness, but if you have a sweet tooth, honey or a little sugar are great additional sweeteners.
●¾ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
●1 banana, frozen
●1 cup Almond milk or milk of your choice
●2 tablespoon smooth, natural peanut butter
●2 teaspoons honey or turbinado sugar
●1 cup crushed ice
1. Put the Almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana, and peanut butter, in that order, into a blender.
2. Add ice cubes and blend in pulse mode to crush them in short bursts. Once they are crushed well, increase the blender’s speed and continue blending for a minute.
3. Taste and add honey/sugar according to your desire and blend a bit more, like one minute.
4. Turn the blender off and serve in a smoothie glass.
Peanut paradise tropical smoothie variations
Peanut paradise with soy
Non-dairy milk has amazing health benefits because it is free from saturated fats and has less carbohydrates.
Soy milk is nutritious as it is a rich source of plant-based proteins and omega-3 fatty acids.
Having it as the milk base in the peanut paradise tropical smoothie is ideal for those with lactose intolerance and other milk allergies.
It is also great for a vegan diet.
If not for the health benefits, try it for soy milk’s unique taste, which enhances the smoothie’s flavor giving it a nourishing and savory taste.
Peanut paradise with whey
Whey is a great source of protein that is easily absorbed in the body.
For this variation, the ingredients remain the same, and then a tablespoon of whey powder is added to the smoothie to increase its nutritional value.
It is especially ideal for people in sports and bodybuilders.
Growing kids can also benefit from the muscle-building properties of whey.
Peanut paradise with pea
Peas can be added to a peanut paradise tropical smoothie to enhance flavor and nutrition.
Usually in this variation, they are paired with whey powder.
Although the pea flavor might be mild, it is effective.
Blend the peas together with the other ingredients and sweeten them with honey, brown sugar, or other low-carb sweeteners.
For a crunchier feel, top the smoothie with chocolate shreds.
More uses of the peanut paradise tropical smoothie
Apart from enjoying your smoothie as an energy-boosting drink or, to cool down from the heat, there are other ways to creatively make the most out of a simple smoothie.
Are you feeling a bit adventurous?
Here are some cool things you can do with your peanut paradise smoothie:
Smoothie ice cream
What better way to enjoy your smoothie during a hot sunny day than to turn it into ice cream?
Well, you don’t even need an ice cream maker as no churning is involved.
Put your smoothie in an ice cream bowl and place it in the freezer for a few hours until it just starts to harden.
Remove from the freezer, top up with honey or maple, and then scoop away.
For more fun toppings, especially if kids are involved, add Oreos, chocolate chips, or chopped nuts to give it a crunchier feel.
Making a parfait
Use your peanut paradise tropical smoothie to make a parfait by serving it in cups and layering with your favorite fruits and nuts.
To thicken, add more yogurt or cream.
For our quick parfait recipe, we will use these ingredients: Peanut paradise tropical smoothie, peanut butter, banana slices, yogurt, some wheat biscuits, some pecans.
Pour some smoothie in a glass, to be at the bottom of the layer, then top with everything else in this order; a scoop of peanut butter, some sweetened yogurt, banana slices, another layer of smoothie at the top, and finally garnish with crushed pecans.
Chill in the fridge for about 1 hour and enjoy!
Why settle for a glass of smoothie when you can make a delicious smoothie bowl?
It is a great way to spoil your family or friends with a yummy breakfast treat.
With countless ideas of ingredients to mix in the bowl, don’t forget fruits, to make it healthier.
Here’s a tasty smoothie bowl with the peanut paradise tropical smoothie:
●Chill your smoothie in the fridge overnight and pour it into a bowl.
●Choose fruits like bananas, kiwi, or berries ( you can combine fruits). Cut the fruits into small slices and put them in the smoothie bowl.
●Top with some toasted flaxseed or sunflower.
●Serve the smoothie bowl with slices of cake or biscuits.
Infuse a distinct taste to your dessert by sprinkling some peanut paradise tropical smoothie on top.
Ensure they are desserts that will complement the distinct banana taste in the smoothie.
Do not add too much to avoid losing the dessert’s original flavor, just enough to brighten up things and get people at the table curious.
Ideal desserts that will dazzle with the banana and peanut butter cocktail are fat bombs, custard trifles, dessert bars, cakes, and creme brulee.
Experiment with your favorite dessert to see if you come up with something better.
In a hot summer, when the kids want something cold, you can make popsicles with the peanut paradise.
Remember, this will be much more nutritious because it will not have enhanced artificial flavors.
Instead,it will have combined natural ingredients making it creamy and yummy.
●Pour the peanut paradise tropical smoothie into popsicle molds and put an ice cream stick on each mold.
●Put in the freezer for at least 4 hours until the smoothie is frozen, then remove them.
● Make it a fancier delight by topping with sprinkles such as crushed pecans, almonds, or peanuts. My favorite is tiny chocolate chips. Use shiny sprinkles for the kids’ popsicles.
Storage of peanut paradise tropical smoothie
You can make your smoothie to drink later, or prepare a lot and remain with some leftover smoothie.
Either way, here’s how to keep it from going bad:
Ice cube tray
1.Pour your smoothie into an ice cube tray and fill each cube space evenly.
2.Place the ice cube tray into the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months.
3.Any day that you are ready to drink, take the ice cubes, put them in a glass jar with a lid, and put them in the fridge for about 1 hour; to thaw.
4.Shake the glass jar and pour your drink into a smoothie glass.
5.Alternatively, you can put the ice cubes into a blender, add some milk, and blend. The smoothie will be ready to drink.
1.Pour smoothie into a glass jar with a lid. The most effective way is to fill to the top, leaving no space, and seal airtight.
2.Place in the fridge for 1-2 days.
3.To drink, give it a little shake and enjoy.
To freeze, pour the smoothie in a glass jar, leaving a little space for expansion.
Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When you are ready to drink, let it thaw in the fridge or room temperature for a few hours.
Pour your smoothie into a clean, airtight freezer bag, seal it, and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When it’s time to drink, thaw it a bit, put in the blender, add some milk, then blend and enjoy.
Health benefits of peanut paradise tropical smoothie
Although smoothies bought from restaurants are quite high in calories, you can lower the sugar content in your homemade smoothie to make it healthier.
This smoothie is a great source of carbohydrates, hence can help to give a good boost of energy.
It also has natural proteins that can increase the rate of metabolism.
Per serving of 1 smoothie glass:
●Saturated fat 5,7g
A peanut paradise tropical smoothie is both savory and easy to make.
The ingredients are natural and highly nutritious, ensuring you get more out of every glass.
Follow the recipe and enjoy it at the comfort of your home with family and friends.
Peanut Paradise Tropical Smoothie
- 1 blender
- ¾ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 cup Almond milk or milk of your choice
- 2 tablespoon smooth natural peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons honey or turbinado sugar
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Put the Almond milk, Greek yogurt, banana, and peanut butter, in that order, into a blender.
- Add ice cubes and blend in pulse mode to crush them in short bursts. Once they are crushed well, increase the blender’s speed and continue blending for a minute.
- Taste and add honey/sugar according to your desire and blend a bit more, like one minute.
- Turn the blender off and serve in a smoothie glass.