This peanut butter banana smoothie recipe is DELICIOUS and it’s really simple to make! Smoothies are such a quick and healthy breakfast option and this classic pairing of peanut butter and banana never disappoints! With only a handful of simple ingredients, you can blend up this healthy and filling snack in no time!
I love smoothies. I go though phases where it’s all I eat for breakfast for weeks at a time. It’s so easy to just throw the ingredients in the blender and in less than 5 minutes you have a totally healthy, high protein breakfast that actually tastes like dessert.
My absolute favourite breakfast smoothie is peanut butter and banana. (Some days I even add a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder… yum!) It tastes sooooo much like a milkshake. I think that’s why I like this recipe so much? It tastes more like a delicious treat than a serious, adult breakfast.
We bought a Blendtec almost 7 years ago and we LOVE it. Those things have crazy long warranties!? We still have the faded Costco receipt on the fridge just in case we need to replace something with it again. I remember thinking how crazy it was when we bought it that our toddler would be 10 by the time the warranty ran out.
As long as you have a blender of some kind, you can make this smoothie. The more expensive blenders, like Blendtec and Vitamix will blend the smoothie into a finer, smoother consistency. With a regular blender, your smoothie will be slightly thicker with a slightly larger texture – but still delicious!
Quick Tip: for a creamier, thicker and slightly sweeter smoothie, try cutting up and freezing your bananas and use them instead of ice!
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How to Make a Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
The full printable recipe is at the end of this post, but here’s a list of what you’ll need:
- Peanut Butter
- Greek Yogurt
- Vanilla Extract
This is just a starting point. There are SO MANY options when you’re making a smoothie. I usually don’t even measure my smoothie ingredients anymore. I just throw it all in there. If you want even more ideas, check out our post for how to make a smoothie.
If you want to know exactly how we made the one you see in this post and video, you can follow this recipe exactly. Or if you want to try something slightly different, feel free to change it slightly.
This recipe makes enough for 2 people. Or you can also eat the entire thing yourself if you want. You can also eat half the recipe today, and save the other half in the fridge overnight.
Smoothies definitely taste best right when they’re made, but this smoothie will survive in the refrigerator overnight if you have leftovers. I had my leftovers the next morning and while it didn’t taste exactly the same as the first day, it was still good enough to eat. And even better that I didn’t have to spend any time making it the second day!
What else can I add to my peanut butter banana smoothie?
If you’re going for the peanut butter and banana flavour, the critical ingredients here are bananas, peanut butter and some kind of milk (whether it’s dairy, almond, or soy milk).
I like to use Greek Yogurt because it adds extra protein and keeps me full for longer. But if you prefer your smoothies sweeter, you can use vanilla yogurt. You could also use plain yogurt, or even strawberry yogurt.
Feel free to add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder to make it a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. (YUM!) You can also throw in some protein powder for an extra tasty boost. Chocolate or vanilla protein powder would be great choices.
I like to add 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats to my smoothie sometimes, especially when the smoothie is my entire meal. You can also add ground flax seeds, some avocado chunks or even substitute frozen cauliflower instead of yogurt – you can’t even tell it’s in there!
This recipe also tastes great if you add a few strawberries to it. If you’re feeling brave, you can add a handful of spinach, or even kale (although, if I’m being honest, I only add kale for the nutrients… it really does NOT make it taste better…).
Nutritional Value for this Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
The nutritional label below is based on the brands of ingredients I used to make our smoothie. The values here will change slightly, depending on which brand of ingredients you choose.
One serving of this smoothie (or half the recipe) has 14 grams of protein – which is a great way to fill you up in the morning! There’s nothing worse than a grumbling tummy before 11am even rolls around.
With a good amount of calcium and potassium, and even some iron, this smoothie is a good, healthy choice. Potassium is helpful if you have high blood pressure. My google search also shows that potassium helps reduce stress and anxiety. Calcium promotes bone health, but did you know that your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly?
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 2 bananas
- 2 cups ice
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt plain
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter heaping
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chop the bananas into smaller pieces. Or at the very least, break it in half.
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender, adding the ice last.
- Blend the ingredients until smooth.
- Top your smoothie with melted peanut butter and/or banana pieces. (optional)
This peanut butter and banana smoothie is super filling, incredibly simple to make and it tastes SO GOOD. This is such a quick and easy breakfast recipe, and a delicious snack idea. It’s loaded with protein so it will keep you full for a long time. Just blend together all the ingredients and you’re done!
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