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Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Mornings are busy, and often we forget to grab breakfast before rushing out the door. While you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, sometimes there just isn’t enough time. Whether you’re headed out to work, the gym or to another activity, a quick and easy breakfast smoothie only takes minutes to make.

An active lifestyle doesn’t have to mean extra work when you have delicious and simple recipes plus with the convenience of a Go Sport Blender. This compact blender combines jar with travel bottle letting you mix, flip, top and go. The bottle fits in most car cup holders, so you can enjoy your peanut butter and banana breakfast smoothie while you’re on the move.

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Smoothie


Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
1/2 cup ice cubes (5 crescent shape)
1 small frozen banana, broken into chunks
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup milk or almond milk
Instructions
Place ingredients in jar in order listed. Carefully place cutting assembly and collar onto jar.
Turn jar upside down and place onto base. Press ON/OFF button to pulse or blend 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Hold jar in place while blending.
Remove collar and cutting blade assembly from jar. Hand-tighten drinking lid onto jar.
Notes
This recipe was developed for the Go Sport Blender. If using a traditional single-serve blender, reverse the order of the ingredients in the jar, starting with liquid or juicy fruits first.
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Blend a smoothie or protein shake and head out to work, the gym or wherever your active lifestyle takes you with the Hamilton Beach® Go Sport Blender (51135). The 20 ounce blender jar is also a travel bottle, so just put on the lid and go. The bottle fits in most car cup holders, and the flip-top lid lets you drink right from the bottle. Your smoothie will stay cold with the insulated, BPA-free sport bottle that keeps blended drinks colder longer and reduces condensation.

 



April showers bring May flowers and other spring sayings have been stuck in our heads lately as flowers begin to bloom and the weather starts to warm. Of course, this means delicious fruits are coming into season, and we couldn’t be more excited. Here are eight smoothie recipes to take advantage of spring, featuring berries, cherries, melons and more.

1. Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie - 8 Smoothie Recipes to 'Ring in Spring' from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

2. Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie - 8 Smoothie Recipes to 'Ring in Spring' from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

3. Cherry Almond Smoothie

Cherry Almond Smoothie - 8 Smoothie Recipes to 'Ring in Spring' from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

4. Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

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5. Frothy Pineapple-Banana Smoothie

Frothy Pineapple Banana Smoothie - 8 Smoothie Recipes to 'Ring in Spring' from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

6. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie - 8 Smoothie Recipes to 'Ring in Spring' from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

7. Choose Your Fruit Smoothie

Choose Your Fruit Smoothie - 8 Smoothie Recipes to 'Ring in Spring' from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

8. Mango Smoothie

Mango Smoothie - 8 Smoothie Recipes to 'Ring in Spring' from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach



Balsamic Strawberry Fruit Smoothie with @dineanddish on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeachKristen Doyle is the creator of the award winning website, Dine & Dish, where she shares her favorite recipes, photographs and life stories with an ever-growing audience. Kristen is a wife and busy mom of four young kids with a passion for photography and belief in keeping things simple. You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Balsamic Strawberry Fruit Smoothie with @dineanddish on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

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One of my favorite flavor combinations in the world is balsamic vinegar and strawberries. I use this combination in salads, on top of desserts, with fish, and just about any other place I can dream up. But I hadn’t tried the balsamic berry combo in smoothies yet. It simply never occurred to me to add balsamic vinegar to a breakfast item…until now.

Balsamic Strawberry Fruit Smoothie with @dineanddish on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

First, can we talk balsamic vinegar for a second? It used to be there were one or two varieties of balsamic vinegar. Now, thanks to some smart people doing some tasty experiments, we have balsamic vinegar flavor combinations out the wazoo! I recently purchased some white peach balsamic vinegar that’s amazing. While I was at that specialty shop, I also came across chocolate balsamic vinegar, espresso balsamic vinegar, berry balsamic vinegar and so much more! There was a flavor to suit every palate. We’re lucky to live in a world with so many options!

Balsamic Strawberry Fruit Smoothie with @dineanddish on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

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For the Balsamic Strawberry Fruit Smoothie recipe I’m sharing today, I used my new peach balsamic vinegar, but you can use original balsamic vinegar and be just fine. The key is to let your berries soak in the balsamic long enough that they are infused with this unique flavor. It will really make your smoothie stand out in flavor way beyond just a regular fruit smoothie. I hope you enjoy it!

Balsamic Strawberry Fruit Smoothie with @dineanddish on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Balsamic Strawberry Fruit Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
½ cup fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
¼ cup balsamic vinegar (I prefer a white variety, simply so it doesn’t change the color of the smoothie)
6 ounces vanilla yogurt
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup ice
Instructions
Place chopped strawberries and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Stir, cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning place all ingredients in your blender and blend until completely smooth (about 2 minutes).
Pour into a glass, serve and enjoy!
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Today is officially the first day of autumn. Fall into the season with these twelve seasonal recipe favorites – including plenty for your slow cooker.

Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts

Butternut Squash Kale Quinoa Salad from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Warm Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal - One of Ten New Ways to Use a Slow Cooker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Overnight Cranberry Apple Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Center Stage: Mountain Mama Cooks with Apple-Pumpkin Butter on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Apple-Pumpkin Butter

Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock DIY from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup

Spiked Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Coffee from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee

Ginger Pear Smoothie by Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Ginger Pear Smoothies

#Smoovember Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothies

 



Fruity Sweet Potato Smoothie with @broadappetite on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Marcella Lee grew up watching cooking shows, and would often destroy her mom’s kitchen trying out the recipes she’d seen. Now, she channels her love of food into her cooking blog, Broad Appetite, which was the Reader’s Choice – Best New Blog winner in the 2014 Saveur Best Food Blog Awards. Marcella can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Fruity Sweet Potato Smoothie with @broadappetite on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

I have to admit, I’m the kind of girl who likes to roll out of bed and make a pot of dark coffee to wash down that plate of crispy bacon and eggs-over-easy. For better or worse, I’m a foodie that celebrates pork, fat, and carbs. But this year, I turned thirty, and the cholesterol-packed lifestyle is starting to catch up with me. In an attempt to improve the health of my arteries and spice up my morning routine, I joined the ranks of those who throw healthy things into a blender for a delicious breakfast.

Fruity Sweet Potato Smoothie with @broadappetite on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

At first I made your standard strawberry-and-banana-and/or-blueberry smoothie. Within two weeks, I was bored to death. Why was I treating the smoothie like a second-class meal, without any enthusiasm or creativity?

Fruity Sweet Potato Smoothie with @broadappetite on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

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That’s when I looked to my Korean heritage for some inspiration and came up with a sweet potato smoothie I love. When I visited Korea a few years back, I was surprised to see sweet potatoes as the star in cakes, ice cream, and oh-so-yummy lattes. It soon became my personal goal to find the best sweet potato latte in all of Seoul. I thought if sweet potatoes could be incorporated into my morning Joe, why not try them in a smoothie?

Fruity Sweet Potato Smoothie with @broadappetite on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The result was everything I was looking for: a silky smoothie with a creamy texture but still bright with the addition of mango and orange juice. And unlike other smoothies, it fills me up until lunch. It also feels good to know it’s packed with beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. But most importantly, it’s a breakfast I look forward to when I wake up each morning!

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Fruity Sweet Potato Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
½ cup cooked, cooled, chopped sweet potato
½ banana
¼ frozen mango
½ cup orange juice
4-5 cubes of ice
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Instructions
Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
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Win a personal blender from @hamiltonbeach #smoothielife

 

Hamilton Beach® Single-Serve Blenders deliver portability for people on-the-go. The single-serving travel cup is great for blending portable smoothies, shakes and frozen drinks fast. The ultimate in convenience, you can blend and sip from the same cup. Even better? It’s sized to fit most car cup holders.

 

Enter our #SmoothieLife contest on Facebook.