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This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie proves that you can enjoy a nutritious beverage for breakfast with a little sweetness! Breakfast smoothies are the ultimate in convenience dining when you want to nourish your body quickly but don’t have time to prepare something.
Whip this up in moments, and savor an amazing amount of nutrition as you do. Keep in mind that it does require a frozen banana. I make a point of keeping a good supply of frozen bananas on hand at all times. Then I can make any of my smoothie recipes in a whim.
Ingredients to make peanut butter smoothie
- Peanut Butter: Use an all-natural peanut butter, and one that is without any sort of added sweeteners. The goal here is to have a peanut butter in which the flavor really shines through. Peanut butter is loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you feeling satiated. You could switch the peanut butter out for another nut butter. It’s also really easy to make your own peanut butter!
- Bananas: The bananas add that delicious, ice cream like texture, and that nice amount of sweetness and flavor. It brings the high potassium, fiber and satiety that only a banana seems to deliver.
- Almond Milk: The almond milk is used as a liquid base that makes it extra creamy. Low in calories and low in fat, almond milk can be pretty nutritious to add to your smoothies as compare to regular milk.
- Greek Yogurt: The yogurt adds a thick creamy texture and great protein to the peanut butter banana smoothie to help keep you full.
- Oats: Use rolled oats or quick oats to help bulk up the smoothie so it has almost a milkshake-like consistency. Oats also add wholesome good-for-you fiber for gut-health.
How to make the peanut butter banana smoothie
You can whip up this peanut butter banana smoothie in just a minute. There’s not prep required as long as you have a frozen banana. If not, you can use a room temperature banana and add a couple ice cubes for a thick and cold smoothie.
After running the ingredients in a blender for a minute, taste the smoothie and add additional milk if it is too thick. You can also add some sweetener if you’d like, but it shouldn’t be necessary if you use a rip banana. The recipe makes enough for two 12 ounce cups, which is what’s pictured.
Top tips to make this smoothie
- Don’t add ice to this smoothie when you blend it. Ice will dilute the drink and because you are using frozen banana, you won’t need it. I also like to use chilled almond milk.
- Use overripe bananas. The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful they will be. Overripe bananas also contain more antioxidants than just ripe ones. Smoothies are a great way to use them up!
- Blend the smoothie for at least a minute. If you are using a standard, rather than a high speed blender you may need to blend it for up to 2 minutes to get it nice and smooth.
Frequently asked questions
Smoothies are best to enjoy as soon as they are made. As soon as the fruit is oxidized they start to lose their nutrients, so if you can have it right away. If you can’t enjoy it straight away, keep it in an air tight container for up to 24 hours. After that time it will start to deteriorate.
I used almond milk for this peanut butter banana smoothie, but you can use any type of milk you wish. Oat, coconut, soy and dairy will all work well, so feel free to use whatever you have in the fridge.
This smoothie contains Greek yogurt, so it is not suitable for vegans. However, you can use a dairy-free substitute if you wish.
For more healthy smoothies:
- Date Shake
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Tahini Milkshake
- Glowing Green Smoothie
- Kale Smoothie
- Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
- FeelGood Smoothie Bowls
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This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe was originally published on February 19, 2017. I’m re-sharing it with more step-by-step photos. Here’s the original photo 🙂
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 cups almond milk
- Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
- Taste the smoothie, adding more milk if it is too thick or adding more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough for you. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.