Peanut Butter Recipes from Dietician Laurie Syring

Here are the peanut butter recipes given on AM Saturday by dietician Laurie Syring from St. Anne's Mercy Hospital:

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Shake

1 cup fat free milk
1 medium banana
2 Tbps. peanut butter

Place all ingredients into a blender and liquify. Makes one serving.

Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

2 Tbps. peanut butter
2 Tbps. soy sauce
2 Tbps. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 lb. whole wheat pasta
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced

Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, and water in a blender and process until smooth.

Cook the pasta as directed on the package.  Pour the sauce over the pasta, stir it all together and top with red bell pepper slices.