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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- - 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!