Serve a glass of Peanut paradise tropical smoothie at the table and surprise your family and friends with the incredible richness of this drink. This smoothie is famous for its peculiar banana flavor and mildly sweet flavor. Its refreshing taste makes for a perfect tropical treat.
Its base is a blend of peanut butter with milk. Usually no additional sweeteners are added, as the bananas are enough to flavor the blend. However, some sugar or ground sweeteners along with yogurt are sometimes used to add more taste.
In this article today, we will explore the Peanut paradise tropical smoothie recipe and discuss how peanut paradise traveled from a single smoothie’s café to become beloved all around the world.
Tropical smoothie café recipes are always among smoothie enthusiasts’ favorites. The café is a United States-based food chain which specializes in serving breakfasts, side dishes, wraps, quesadillas, supplements, flatbreads, and smoothies.
Since the café is all about smoothies, it offers a wide range. From simple fruit smoothies to mixed fruit, yogurt, cream, and buttery ones, it has everything you could ask for. Especially when a person is working on their health or diet, a glass of smoothie is a perfect anytime filler. Peanut butter smoothie is one of the many delectable yet healthy options this café offers.
Early on it was only available only as a tropical smoothie café drink, but as the recipe became popular people came to enjoy it different varieties both at cafes and at home. This article is the answer to all your cravings for this super delicious smoothie. Peanut butter lovers, hold your breath as we take a deep dive into different peanut butter smoothies!
How to Make A Peanut Paradise Smoothie
If you are stressing that peanut paradise is some super complex recipe to make, then that’s not the case at all! The rich and healthy blend may fool you, but the recipe is far simpler than you can imagine. At least, that was my experience was when I first heard about the recipe.
I always assumed it was an exotic smoothie recipe that is only available in certain places. But that worry disappeared when I actually tried the recipe for myself. I never would have predicted that such basic ingredients could make such an amazing blend.
Tropical smoothie peanut paradise ingredients include peanut butter, milk, banana and flax meal. In all of the recipes discussed here, there is always some additional ingredients you could add to make the smoothie even more delicious and nutritious. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tablespoon fresh ground peanut butter
- 1/3 cup nondairy milk
- 1/3 cup yogurt
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
Use a food processor and a blender to make this smoothie. Add banana, peanut butter, non-dairy milk, yogurt, and flax meal to the blender. Keep the consistency of the smoothie as you prefer. It is normally kept thick enough to be eaten with spoons. Personally speaking, I love to throw some chocolate chips on top for a garnish which adds some nice texture and flavor.
Any smoothie has to be served fresh and chilled. I normally keep the blender jug in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours before serving. Once it is chilled well, you can transfer it to the serving glasses and then garnish with chocolate chips, whipped cream or whatever you like. Sit back and enjoy!
Make the most out of a Paradise smoothie
Though the peanut paradise tropical is a perfect morning smoothie to enjoy a glass of every now and then, there are several other ways to make the most of this delightful beverage. For example, I take a full glass of my peanut paradise protein smoothie between breakfast and lunch to give me an energy boost.
You don’t always have to have your smoothie in the conventional way. You can even make a meal out of a single smoothie. Due to its rich content, it’s natural to want to have peanut paradise all the time. Here are some of the creative ways to incorporate it into your menu in other ways than just as a drink.
1. Smoothie Bowl: My family loves this smoothie bowl. It is best to serve in the morning. I put the smoothie in the refrigerator overnight and then scoop it out into a serving bowl. To serve it, I top the smoothie with some toasted seeds, sunflower or flaxseed. You can choose any fruit of your choice. I prefer kiwi or figs, banana, and sometimes berries!
Cut the fruits into thin slices and gently place them over the smoothie. It looks so appealing, and the smoothie becomes twice as healthy. If you have soft sponge cake slices or biscuit sticks etc., you can include them when you serve the smoothie bowl.
2. Chilled Smoothie ice cream: Making ice cream out of a smoothie is one of my favorite things to do. I love the taste of chilled and creamy smoothie. For this, you don’t need to churn the smoothie mixture or spend time checking the texture of the ice cream, as it is not ice cream in traditional sense
Just put the smoothie in the freezer for few hours until it starts freezing a bit. Once it is hard enough to serve as ice cream, take it out and scoop the smoothie into ice cream bowls. Drizzle some maple syrup or honey on top for great taste. To make it even more attractive for kids, fold chocolate chips into the smoothie before freezing. Children just go bananas for this combination.
3. Use in a Parfait: To make a parfait out of this smoothie, you can layer it in serving cups with your favorite nuts and fruits. It is best to add more yogurt or cream to make the smoothie thicker in consistency.
Whenever I make a parfait using this smoothie , I use peanut butter, yogurt, some wheat biscuits, banana slices and some pecans for layering. I first add a layer of smoothie to the bottom of the glass then top it with a bit of peanut butter, then some sweetened yogurt, soft biscuits and banana slices and another layer of smoothie on top. In the end, I garnish the serving glass with crushed pecans. Refrigerate the parfait for 1 hour at least before serving.
4. Dessert topping: You can even use this smoothie even as a creamy topping for most of your desserts. Whether it’s creme brulee, custard trifle, cakes, fat bombs or dessert bars, a drizzle of this smoothie will infuse a mildly sweet banana and peanut butter flavor into each of your desserts.
Make sure to only use this smoothie to top desserts which will complement the distinct banana taste of the paradise smoothie. Avoid adding too much of the smoothie, as it can overpower the actual taste of the dessert. It should only be used to enhance the original flavor of the dessert.
5. Summer Popsicles: Along with being a refreshing tropical smoothie, peanut paradise can also be used to make a nice summer popsicle for your kids. The combination of peanuts with yogurt and banana make these popsicles so creamy, smooth and nutritious.
Take a popsicle mold of any size or shape. Pour in freshly blended paradise smoothie to the molds and put an ice cream stick in each. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours at least. Once the smoothie is frozen, remove each popsicle from the mold and dip the tops in coconut shreds.
The dipping part is my own addition, as I enjoy extra crunch in my popsicles. You can use colorful sprinkles instead, or chocolate shavings, chocolate chips, and even crushed peanuts, almonds or pecans. Make every popsicle different by changing the toppings, or make them colorful to make them more appealing to kids.
Ultra-Rich Varieties of Peanut Paradise Smoothie
Peanut Paradise with Whey Smoothie
The protein-rich peanut paradise smoothie is enjoyed by all who try it. The basic recipe in this variety remains the same. A tablespoon or more of whey protein powder is simply added to increase the nutritional value of the smoothie.
This is best for fitness freaks and those involved in intense physical activities, and sports. Keep a glass a ready in the refrigerator and then stir in the protein powder right before serving. Make sure to mix well. This smoothie is also good for growing kids. Avoid adding sweeteners to keep it healthy.
Peanut Paradise with Soy Smoothie
No one can deny the benefits of non-dairy milk, as it’s free from excess carbohydrates and saturated fats. Non-dairy milk is obtained from plant sources, and soy milk is one nutritious type of non-dairy milk.
A peanut Paradise with soy smoothie is made with a soy milk base. The milk has a taste all its own, which enhances the novelty of this smoothie. Homemade soy milk is healthier for you, and makes the smoothie more nourishing and refreshing. It can be made by simply soaking soybeans in water and then straining the liquid out of the mash.
Peanut Paradise with Pea Smoothie
There is yet another variety of peanut paradise which is offered at Tropical smoothie’s café. This special offshoot is known for its nutritional value and is often paired with whey protein or other additional ingredients.
All the ingredients in this variety (including peas) are blended well and flavored with sweeteners like Splenda. The pea taste is mild but effective. I have also used other sweeteners. Honey infuses a mild sweet taste, and I simply love it. Molasses, brown sugar, or low carb sweeteners are other options to make the recipe more interesting. For a nice crunch, top the smoothie with chocolate shreds coconut shreds if desired.
Peanut Paradise Tropical Smoothie Nutritional Value
Peanut paradise tropical smoothie calories are quite high in value. A single serving or a glass of smoothie can provide 520 calories. Let me tell you how rich the recipe is in terms of carbohydrates, protein, fibers, fats, and sugars. If we examine the nutritional values of the recipe, about 60 percent are carbohydrates, 23 percent are fats and 39 grams are proteins.
In short, this smoothie is the complete nutritious package and a good choice for an instant boost of energy or an increased rate of metabolism. The authentic tropical smoothie’s café’s recipe for this smoothie is even richer, containing as many as 800 calories. Homemade peanut paradise is made with less caloric content to make it suitable for all health preferences.
After the nutritional values discussed here, I cannot help but share a few of the great benefits that come with this smoothie. Besides accelerating your metabolic rate, this smoothie is also good for mental health as banana is known for increasing the levels of serotonin produced in the body. This is the neurotransmitter that regulates your sleep, memory, digestion, appetite, social behavior, and mood. Both your brain and body will thank you!
With flax meal added as an ingredient comes lots of fiber, and we all know well how good that is for improved digestion and absorption of nutrients in the body.
In all honesty, I have to say I have never tried a smoothie as delicious as the peanut paradise smoothie. Its nutritional value is what makes me fall for it every time. It proves to be a complete meal in itself. Moreover, you can easily convert it into the drink to your liking by changing the type of milk, playing with the consistency or experimenting with garnish. You will be surprised but satisfied with the taste every time.
The Peanut paradise tropical smoothie recipe I’ve shared above is simple to prepare, and there are several non-dairy substitues you can use such as almond milk, coconut, soybean or hemp milk. They are all healthy, nutritious and low in saturated fats and carbohydrates This smoothie can serve your daily caloric needs and is perfect for anyone looking for a boost in the morning.