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Honey Bear Smoothie |

I’m so happy to welcome Kendra Thornton to Neighborfood today. Kendra is a travel expert who has literally eaten all over the world! She’s also a mom who loves to share unique, authentic cuisine with her family. When Kendra contacted me with a recipe for a Honey Bear Smoothie, there was no way I could say no!

We already know peanut butter, banana, and honey make the perfect grilled sandwich, but did you know they also make a killer smoothie? After trying this recipe, I can see why she couldn’t get enough of this smoothie. It is seriously, seriously delicious. Plus, it’s gluten and dairy free, perfect for this week’s #SundaySupper Free for All, featuring recipes free from common allergens. Thanks again for sharing this amazing recipe with us, Kendra!

Honey Bear Smoothies |

The phrase goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Everything, that is, except for this fabulously Sweet Honey Bear smoothie that I fell in LOVE with while staying at the Cosmopolitan, ranked amongst some of the best foodie hotels in Las Vegas! I was introduced to this sweet concoction by the hotel’s poolside dining service during my former vacation. After a little bit of sweet talk, I was fortunate enough to get the poolside restaurant to give me the recipe! I brought the recipe back to Chicago to share with my family and friends and now, my dear reader, I am passing it on to you.

With the days getting longer and warmer, what better way to celebrate the end of winter’s bearish hibernation that with a smoothie made with honey and cinnamon! This recipe can be made with either almond milk or coconut milk, depending upon your preference. I also like to add more cinnamon than what the recipe calls for, but that’s just because I love cinnamon! I suggest giving the shake an initial taste test after blending the ingredients together to determine if you need to add any more (I find that I am always sneaking in more cinnamon into my shake ☺). Finally, if you use a frozen banana instead of one at room temperature, the shake will have a consistency closer to ice cream—perfect for a warm spring day!

Honey Bear Smoothie |

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Honey Bear Smoothie for #SundaySupper
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Serves: 1
  • - 1 cup Coconut or Almond Milk
  • - 3-4 Ice Cubes (crushed)
  • - 2 tbsp. of Peanut Butter
  • - ½ tbsp. of Honey
  • - 1 Banana (frozen for an ice cream-like consistency)
  • - 2 tsp. of Cinnamon (I ALWAYS add more!)
  1. First add in the almond or coconut milk and the ice cubes, blending until smooth. If you blend these two ingredients together until frothy and smooth (what I highly suggest doing) it will make your blending life much easier once you start adding the other ingredients.
  2. Next, chop up the banana into small pieces, adding them with the peanut butter to the blended milk mixture. Then, add the honey and cinnamon, blending at a low setting until the banana pieces have been liquefied and the mixture is once again smooth. Finally, taste-test the smoothie to see if you need to add anymore of the ingredients to suit your taste buds. Then, pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately. For a fun addition, serve with honey gram bear-shaped cookies!
  3. I hope you enjoy this smoothie just as much as my family and I do! ☺



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  • Beate @ The Not So Cheesy Kitc June 9, 2013, 1:31 PM

    Oh, such a delicious smoothie and it’s dairyfree. Yay! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

  • Diana @ASpoonfulofLuxe June 9, 2013, 2:55 PM

    What a great smoothie! Love the name… and all the great ingredients 😉

  • Renee Dobbs June 9, 2013, 4:24 PM

    Would you believe I have mixed honey with peanut butter to use for banana sandwiches. This smoothie brought back memories of it and thinking how those flavors together would make a great smoothie.

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen June 9, 2013, 5:09 PM

    Besides chocolate, I think one of the best pairings for pb is honey not jelly. Add banana and you´ve got a killer smoothie, I agree! Breakfast in a glass, with a straw!

  • Jennifer Drummond June 9, 2013, 10:55 PM

    Looks wonderful! I just love smoothies!

  • Jane's Adventures in Dinner June 10, 2013, 10:39 AM

    Love smoothies! They are our grab and go daily treat.

  • Soni June 10, 2013, 11:19 AM

    Love the flavor combinations here!My kids will definitely love this 🙂

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood June 13, 2013, 9:22 AM

      I definitely think it would be a winner with kids. It’s wonderfully creamy and just a tad sweet!

  • Family Foodie June 10, 2013, 1:50 PM

    I love all smoothies, but this one looks incredible! Also, love the name. Very cute!

  • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD June 12, 2013, 1:15 PM

    Love this honey bear smoothie ! Looks so refreshing and creamy !

  • Vladislav Nosick June 12, 2013, 6:36 PM

    Cinnamony top looks divine! Awesome shot 🙂

  • Laura Hunter June 13, 2013, 7:10 AM

    I am on a smoothie fast right now so this was a recipe that I really needed, I can fit in within my diet so now I know what treat I am going to give myself tonight. 🙂

  • Cindys Recipes June 14, 2013, 8:56 AM

    This sounds very inviting, Courtney!

  • Laura Dembowski June 14, 2013, 1:58 PM

    This smoothie sounds amazing! There’s nothing better than pb and banana!

  • Nancy June 14, 2013, 3:39 PM

    Mmm…I’ve always got frozen bananas in the freezer. I think I’m going to be making a lot of these amazing smoothies this summer! You can’t beat peanut butter and banana together – yum!

  • Kim McCoy July 3, 2013, 10:37 AM

    Yum, yum, yum!!! This smoothie is absolutely divine. My 3-year-old son and I made it yesterday and enjoyed every single drop! We even licked the inside rims of our glasses when we were done; that’s how good it is. 🙂

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