Secret Ingredient Smoothie

Everyone seems to be on a January detox or some sort of post Christmas diet. None of that’s for me. I’ve accepted my pot belly as a permanent fixture and I prefer to eat what I like and just make sure I stay active.

Looking at this smoothie, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was some sort of detox or health drink. It’s not! For fun, I posted the below picture on instagram and asked people to guess what the secret ingredient was. Suggestions mainly veered towards the healthy end of the spectrum with several people saying ‘chia seeds’. One person came close with peanut butter. They get half a point.

My secret ingredient smoothie 

The secret ingredient is actually… A MAXIBON ICE CREAM BAR! Yes. That’s right. 

So you see, this is not a detox smoothie, it’s not even vaguely healthy (despite the bananas). It is, however, totally and utterly delicious!  Give it a try!

Ingredients (makes enough for 4 small glasses)  

  • 2 frozen or fresh bananas
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 200ml milk
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1 maxibon or similar ice cream cake bar (yes really!)
Add all ingredients to the blender ready for whizzing.


  • Peel and chop the bananas into chunks
  • Throw everything into the blender
  • Blend for 30 seconds until the consistency is smooth.
  • That’s it – drink & enjoy!

If you don’t drink it all, this smoothie will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. It might settle so give it a shake before you drink again.

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  1. 19th January 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Hehehehe! We had one left in the freezer one day and thought we'd try it! 🙂

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