Peanut butter banana smoothies are a great way to start off your day! With plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals, this smoothie will give you an extra boost of energy to start your morning off on the right foot.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
Peanut butter and banana go together just as beautifully as peanut butter and jelly do! So, why not take some creamy peanut butter and a frozen banana to make a delicious and protein filled smoothie.
Peanut butter is a great to get some extra protein and healthy fats into your breakfast. You can drink up this tasty smoothie as a snack too!
Now that summer is in full force, I find myself waking up and not wanting a heavy breakfast. I really am not even wanting piping hot food in the morning either! So I make a refreshing cold smoothie and it just hits the spot.
This healthy peanut butter banana smoothie is to-die-for! It reminds me of the center of a peanut butter cup...yes, it's that good. And the best part? It's refined sugar free.
I love that I can go to my fridge, freezer and pantry and grab all of the ingredients that I need at a moments notice. There's nothing crazy in this smoothie. Just simple ingredients that make the most perfect healthy breakfast treat!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
- Smoothies are a great meal prep item. Make a batch of peanut butter smoothie ahead of time and store it for later.
- This smoothie is full of protein so it will keep you more full for a longer period of time.
- Watching your sugar intake? This easy peanut butter smoothie is sweetened with maple syrup and is refined sugar free. You can feel confident that you're eating only the best ingredients!
If you're a smoothie fan like me, you probably already have most of the things on this list of ingredients. But check your pantry and fridge and then grab anything that is missing on your next trip to the grocery store:
- frozen banana
- unsweetened Greek yogurt
- almond milk
- peanut butter
- maple syrup
Are you out of bananas or simply don't like them? Here are some ways to make a smoothie without bananas.
Substitutions and Variations
Transform this recipe into a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie by adding a scoop of cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, or blending in some chocolate chips for a different texture!
Add a scoop of protein powder to your peanut butter smoothie to make it the perfect protein shake.
You can use fresh bananas instead of frozen, but your smoothie may end up a bit more runny. Add a handful ice cubes to thicken it up or check out my post on how to make a smoothie thicker or thinner.
One thing you need to know: Save some money by learning how to freeze bananas! If you've got overripe bananas sitting on your countertop, you can freeze them and use them in smoothies.
Even though this is a peanut butter banana smoothie recipe, you can substitute a number of different nut butters, such as:
- almond butter
- cashew butter
- sun butter
- cashew butter
Chia seeds, ground flax seeds and hemp seeds are all fabulous ways to add extra nutrients to your smoothies. You can take a page out of the green smoothie book and add a handful of spinach for extra nutrition too!
Swap out the almond milk for oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk or any of your other favorite non-dairy milk. Regular milk works as well! Make this smoothie completely dairy free by subbing the Greek yogurt for a non-dairy yogurt alternative.
See more of our favorite smoothie mix-ins in our ultimate smoothie guide.
How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Ready to make this easy recipe? Then follow these steps:
Place your chunks of frozen banana into a clean blender.
Next, add a cup of Greek yogurt on top of the frozen banana.
Scoop peanut butter into the blender, and then pour ⅔ cup of milk in.
Lastly, add in the maple syrup or other chosen sweetener and blend the smoothie until creamy and smooth.
If your smoothie is too thick, add additional milk and blend until it reaches the right consistency.
Pour peanut butter smoothie into two glasses. Or, store in the refrigerator or freezer for later!
Lastly, garnish each glass with a drizzle of peanut butter, some chia seeds and a slice of fresh banana and serve. If you're not feeling fancy, feel free to skip this step!
How to Store Leftover Smoothie
There are so many ways to easily store leftovers from a smoothie recipe. Depending on when you want to drink your leftover smoothie, there are a few great options on how to store it.
I have a whole post about how to store leftover smoothie, but here's a quick summary:
- Freezer: You can pour your smoothie into ice cube trays or popsicle molds and freeze it. Then let it thaw, or add it to a blender with milk and drink up! Alternatively, you can do the same by freezing your smoothie in Ziplock bags and laying them flat in the freezer.
- Fridge: Store leftover smoothie in mason jars, or another airtight container, and give it a good shake when you're ready to drink it.
- Freeze ingredients: If you're a fan of a fresh smoothie, you can still make things easier on yourself by freezing the ingredients for your smoothies. Measure out the ingredients for your smoothie, place them in zip-top bags or ice cube trays, and they're ready to pop in the blender as needed!
Madison's Pro Smoothie Tip:
I want you to be able to get the most of our your high-speed blender! So load your blender pitcher in the following order and you'll always have a perfectly smooth and creamy smoothie:
- liquids first
- then soft fruits or vegetables
- then greens
- then frozen fruits and ice
- any powders on top
A natural peanut butter that is just peanuts and their natural oils will produce best results. However, it is really important that you mix the peanut butter well and disperse the oil throughout the whole jar. You won't want your smoothie to be oily! Avoid peanut butters that use vegetable oils
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin C, and peanut butter is full of protein and healthy fats. This combo is a great idea when you're looking for a healthy snack. Smoothie time can be delicious and healthy!
More Smoothie Recipes
- Pineapple Smoothie
- Chocolate Smoothie
- Tropical Island Green Smoothie
- Chocolate Banana Smoothie
- Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
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- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more to thin smoothie if necessary
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
- Place frozen banana chunks, Greek yogurt, almond milk, peanut butter and maple syrup into a clean blender pitcher.
- Blend the smoothie on high until completely smooth.
- Pour into glasses, garnish with peanut butter and chia seeds, and enjoy!
You can use a non-frozen banana but you will want to add 1 cup ice.
You can substitute your favorite milk or nut butter.
Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey, agave nectar, simple syrup, stevia or skip the sweetener all together.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 863Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 494mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 8gSugar: 51gProtein: 44g