Western Region: Peanut Butter Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

West_PBMyWay_peanut_butter_smoothieCelebrate the “United States of Peanut Butter” and show us your hometown PB pride in our 2014 PB My Way recipe contest. Now through March 31, enter your favorite regionally-flavored peanut butter recipe to SouthernPeanutGrowers@gmail.com or on our Facebook page here  for a chance to win prizes. From the Western region? Here’s some local inspiration:

West Coast health food stores were among the first to popularize the smoothie, selling pureed fruit drinks as early as the 1930s. Today, smoothies include fruit and so much more – and peanut butter is a must-have ingredient, no matter what part of the country you’re in! PB pairs well with nearly every fruit – especially the vibrant red strawberries of the Pacific Coast states. For an easy, protein-packed smoothie that offers plenty of satiety, simply combine peanut butter, strawberries (fresh or frozen), Greek yogurt, milk, pineapple juice and honey. It’s a delicious combo that can be enjoyed any time of day.

Peanut Butter Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Makes: 2 to 4 servings

1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup plain, fat free Greek yogurt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp honey (approx.)

Place the strawberries, yogurt, milk, pineapple juice, peanut butter and honey in a blender. Puree until very smooth. Adjust honey to taste. Serve immediately. Make 2 to 4 servings.

Calories per serving: 236, Fat 12g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 159mg, Carbohydrates 20g, Fiber 3g, Sugar 16g, Protein 13g

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