We love this creamy, no sugar added peanut butter banana smoothie recipe! It’s filled with protein, very flavorful and super easy so make! This recipe is great for an afternoon snack, after workout treat or a quick protein option for kids.
I make a smoothie almost every day for a quick lunch at home or an after workout snack. This recipe only has 4 simple ingredients that you’ll most likely have on hand. It’s super smooth and taste more like a dessert than a healthy smoothie!
Why this smoothie is good for you!
The two main ingredients in this smoothie are both nutritious and will have you feeling satisfied and energetic.
Bananas are high in antioxidants and are packed with potassium. They also have high levels of tryptophan and they’re high in fiber.
Peanut butter is a balanced source of protein containing all three macronutrients. It’s high in protein and only contains 20% carbohydrates. Furthermore, it’s high in biotin and antioxidants.
How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Frozen Bananas
- Smooth Peanut Butter
- Almond or Oat Milk
- Vanilla Extract
- Dash of Sea Salt – optional
Simply add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until completely smooth.
Quick Tips – Using frozen bananas creates a more flavorful smoothie. I suggest slicing 5 rip bananas and freezing them in a container or stasher so you’ll have frozen bananas for the week.
You can also find frozen bananas in the freezer section of most grocery stores.
If you don’t have frozen bananas you can use fresh and add 1/2 cup of ice. However, I prefer it without the ice as the flavor and texture is better.
Peanut Butter Rim
If you want to get that delicious peanut butter rim, add 1/4 cup peanut butter into a bowl and microwave for 20 seconds until it’s melted. Spoon it inside the rim of a glass and let it drop down the sides before adding in the smoothie.
- Use any type of milk that works best for you. Almond milk, oat milk, rice milk or cow milk are all options you can use for this smoothie.
- If you have a peanut allergy you can use almond butter for this recipe too.
- Add a tablespoon honey if you want the smoothie to be sweeter.
Is peanut butter and banana a good combination?
It’s one of my favorite combinations and the flavors go extremely well together. Add banana to peanut butter toast or melt peanut butter over banana bread. There are so many ways you can enjoy this amazing flavor combo!
Do bananas make smoothies thicker?
Yes, bananas do make the smoothie thicker and smoother. If you feel like the texture of your smoothie isn’t thick enough, add in a few more frozen bananas until you get the desired consistency.
Is it OK to eat peanut butter everyday?
Peanut butter is a great source or protein and nutrients. However, it is high in fat, so moderation (like everything) is always best. If you want to know more about the health benefits and how often you should consume it check out WebMD.
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup bananas, frozen
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash sea salt
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.