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 that peanut butter makes the best baked treats thanks to this recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces. And we know that with some added banana and honey you can make a perfect Fluffernutter sandwich. This week, we are hot on the heels of putting peanut butter on just about anything, thanks to this homemade recipe for Amish Peanut Butter Spread.
But did you know that peanut butter also makes a killer smoothie? After trying this recipe, I can see why Kendra couldn’t get enough of this smoothie. It is seriously, seriously delicious. Plus, it’s gluten and dairy free! Thanks again for sharing this amazing recipe with us, Kendra!
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!
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Honey Bear Smoothie
- - 1 cup Coconut or Almond Milk
- - 3-4 Ice Cubes (crushed)
- - 2 tbsp. of Peanut Butter
- - 1/2 tbsp. of Honey
- - 1 Banana (frozen for an ice cream-like consistency)
- - 2 tsp. of Cinnamon (I ALWAYS add more!)
Looking to jazz up your kids boring lunch? Try making a Grilled PB&J sandwich!
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. 🙂
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!
This smoothie sounds amazing! There’s nothing better than pb and banana!
This sounds very inviting, Courtney!
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. 🙂
Great! I’m so glad it fits the diet!
Cinnamony top looks divine! Awesome shot 🙂
Love this honey bear smoothie ! Looks so refreshing and creamy !
I love all smoothies, but this one looks incredible! Also, love the name. Very cute!
Love the flavor combinations here!My kids will definitely love this 🙂
I definitely think it would be a winner with kids. It’s wonderfully creamy and just a tad sweet!
Love smoothies! They are our grab and go daily treat.
Us too! We love a good smoothie for a quick treat.
Looks wonderful! I just love smoothies!
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!
I agree with you! I love peanut butter and honey together!
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.
Definitely! It’s one of the best flavor combos!
What a great smoothie! Love the name… and all the great ingredients 😉
Oh, such a delicious smoothie and it’s dairyfree. Yay! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Yeah! I hope your family enjoys!