How To Make Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie


Want to know how to make banana peanut butter smoothie? If you can use a juicer, blender, or food processor, then it’s not going to be hard for you. These are some of the things you must have for making banana peanut butter smoothie;

I have experience making banana peanut butter smoothie. I have tried and tested this recipe last week. Since then, I kept on drinking this almost every day because my body craves for it since I lack of protein from the said smoothie and drinks like coffee.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This peanut butter banana smoothie is so refreshing, and it’s sweet and tasty.

Recipe Summary

Total:5 minsPrep:5 minsServings:4Yield:4 servings

a view looking into a single peanut butter banana smoothie sitting on a kitchen counter with bananas in the background.

Breakfast, lunch, dessert, or snack time, any time’s the right time for this delicious banana smoothie. With hundreds of ratings and reviews from our Allrecipes community, this easy smoothie recipe is a 5-star favorite, and it’s ready in less than 5 minutes.  

How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

You’ll find the full recipe with ingredients and amounts below, but this is how easy it is to make a banana smoothie: Simply toss a handful of ingredients (bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice cubes) into a blender and give them a whirl.

Make It Your Own

This simple banana smoothie recipe is great for customizing. If you want to personalize your smoothie, here are some suggestions from Allrecipes home cooks:

*Try a variety of milks (soy, almond, cashew, etc.)
*Experiment with different nut butters
*Add a little cocoa powder
*Blend in some baby spinach
*Add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, or wheat germ
*Substitute Greek or flavored yogurt for the milk

More ideas for ingredient swaps and add-ins:

 “We are really into almond butter and almond milk lately, so I subbed those for the milk and peanut butter,” says  LatinaCook. “Though I did use the honey, it might not even be necessary.”

In place of honey, TexanEats swapped in a scoop of chocolate whey protein powder: “That chocolate /banana /peanut butter combination is yummy. A nice change from our berry smoothies.”

“I added 2 tablespoons of Nutella instead of honey and….Yum!” says northparkgemini.

Caroline  added in a teaspoon of chocolate syrup and “switched out the honey with agave nectar.”Lisa personalized her banana smoothie with frozen bananas and omitted the ice. “I also used crunchy almond butter and unsweetened vanilla almond milk and added a handful of spinach leaves and a tablespoon of flax seed.”

“I added a cup of vanilla yogurt and it turned out perfect!” says Julia Jones.

“I replaced 1 cup of the milk with one cup of plain Greek yogurt to make it a little thicker,” says Brooke.

“It was super delicious,” says Jahnvi. “I also added a splash of vanilla extract and caramel syrup.”

How to Freeze Bananas for Banana Smoothies

Though the recipe itself doesn’t call for frozen bananas, many reviewers recommend it. Freezing bananas is a great way to preserve them for future smoothies. Here’s an easy way to freeze bananas for smoothies:

Peel the bananas and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Arrange the banana slices on a baking sheet and slide the sheet into the freezer. When the pieces have frozen, transfer them into a resealable freezer bag and store in the freezer until smoothie time!

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

We started freezing almond milk in the ice cube tray and use about 5 cubes and 1/2 cup almond milk instead of the cup of milk,” Cheryle Hoefert Verish. “Makes a delicious frosty treat that’s healthy, and filling too.”

“Absolutely delicious! I use frozen bananas, and omit the ice,” says lili2. “I also skip the honey because I find it doesn’t need any extra sweetness. I make this for breakfast, and it keeps me energized until lunch!”

“I was looking for a better breakfast alternative for my preteen besides the sugary cereal he eats every morning,” says keld. “This is hands down the most delicious, filling, energy booster I’ve found. Easy enough to alter ingredients to individual tastes, but so good as written too! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!”

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This is the easiest smoothie. It only has a handful of simple ingredients—banana, peanut butter, milk and a dash of cinnamon to make it special!

Simple peanut butter banana smoothie topped with sliced bananas and a bunch of bananas and a small container of peanut butter behind it.

A smoothie with just three ingredients? Milk, peanut butter, and banana—where do I sign up? Well, four if you count the dash of cinnamon. Still, where do I sign up?

I recently scanned the menu of a popular smoothie shop in my neighborhood, marveling over some of the unusual ingredients: Brown rice protein, adaptogenic mushroom mix, cold-pressed turmeric juice, and something called Blue Magik. 

I’m sure every single one is packed with promise, but sometimes a girl just wants what’s familiar (say a straight up Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie this like one). It’s creamy, deliciously nutty, and just so simple. 

The recipe is built on 3 little ingredients you likely have in your pantry right now. And if you don’t, you can march yourself to any supermarket or corner shop to get them. Milk, bananas, and peanut butter are the essentials. I also like to add a few dashes of cinnamon for good measure. 

Smoothie in a Snapshot

  • Terrific creamy texture 
  • Good for you!
  • Naturally sweet (no added sugar)
  • Super flexible recipe 
Simple peanut butter banana smoothie topped with sliced bananas and a bunch of bananas and a small container of peanut butter behind it.

A Healthy Smoothie

If you didn’t know what went into this smoothie, you might think it’s more decadent and less nutritious than it is. That’s because it’s so darn creamy and peanut buttery. But good for you it is.

Each serving delivers plenty of protein (particularly if you use cow’s milk or a protein-rich plant milk, such as soy or pea milk), calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin E. 

The mash up of protein and healthy fats also makes it quite satisfying so you stay full longer.

Freeze Your Bananas First

Making this smoothie with a frozen banana is key. The banana lends natural sweetness, and when frozen, does wonders for the texture. 

Let your banana get good and ripe—mottled with black spots. Peel it, slice it and store in a resealable bag or covered container. Freeze overnight. When it’s smoothie time, add it to the blender. Bananas will keep well for several months in the freezer when properly sealed. How to Freeze Bananas

That’s just one pro tip for making the best smoothie possible! Here are a few more tips and tricks for making better smoothies. 

Simple peanut butter banana smoothie topped with sliced bananas and a bunch of bananas and a small container of peanut butter behind it.

Make It Your Own

The recipe below is the basics of a creamy peanut butter banana smoothie, but feel free to make a few adjustments to make it your own. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Add a few teaspoons of cocoa powder for a hit of chocolatey flavor
  • Swap any other nut or seed butter for peanut butter
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Add a few tablespoons of plain yogurt for a tangy flavor
  • Toss in several fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Include a small handful of baby spinach for an under-the-radar boost of greens
  • Top the smoothie with a few teaspoons of cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
  • Add 3 tablespoons nonfat dried milk powder for added protein and calcium
  • Add a few ounces silken tofu for extra creaminess, fiber and protein.  

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Cheers to a smooooooother new year! (No, giving up bad puns was not my resolution. #sorrynotsorry) This thick, creamy, naturally-sweetened Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is guaranteed to brighten your morning.

Two healthy drinks in glasses

This month I’m sharing a new, go-get-‘em smoothie recipe each week.

It kicked it off with this refreshing Green Smoothie. Like many of you, I too begin each year rejuvenated to (at least try to) build back in some healthy eating habits.

All those fruits and veggies we haven’t seen in a few weeks? Time to get reacquainted! And a smoothie is a super-efficient way to do just that.

I have a few smoothie rules.

The first and most important one is that my smoothies must taste legitimately delicious.

This peanut butter banana yogurt smoothie, like all others in my collection of healthy smoothie recipes, is a treat you’ll look forward to sipping, not some bad version of medicine you force yourself to knock back for the sake of being “healthy.”

Wow, does this recipe deliver!

Healthy peanut butter banana smoothie

As much as I love a good green smoothie like this Kale Smoothie that’s not shy about bringing its nutritional “A-game”, sometimes we all want a type of healthy that likes to flirt with a little decadence.

Thick, creamy, and naturally sweet, this easy banana smoothie reminds me of a milkshake, it’s that yummy.

To say peanut butter and banana are a good combination is the understatement of the year (this Oatmeal Smoothie is another thick and creamy favorite).

If you’re new to the smoothie game and looking for a smoothie that’s good for you but that doesn’t taste overtly “healthy,” if you need smoothies for kids that will pass picky eater inspection, or if you are simply craving a tasty change of smoothie pace…this healthy breakfast smoothie recipe is ideal for you.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Benefits

I often rely on Healthy Breakfast Smoothies (<—see that post for my fave smoothie recipes and tips) to kick-start my day.

I bet you’ll also find it comforting knowing that you’ve made major progress with your requisite servings of fruits and veggies first thing in the A.M.

Or, if you are looking for a post-workout smoothie, this peanut butter banana version is one of my favorites.

It’s a perfect option because banana smoothies like this recipe are good for you.

  • Bananas are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins B6 and C.
  • Peanut butter has protein and healthy fats too (I recommend using a brand of natural peanut butter with less added sugar).

Generally speaking, with the right ingredients a peanut butter smoothie can be good for weight loss. Smoothies with healthier foods like fruits, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter can be sufficiently filling with better nutrients than other breakfast options.

Peanut butter banana smoothies with banana slices

How to Make This Recipe

This is a great smoothie recipe for beginners thanks to its appealing taste and short ingredient list. Just add to a blender – it doesn’t get much easier than that.

Kids will love it too. They’ll feel like it’s a special treat, yet you’ll know the healthy truth.

The Ingredients

  • Banana. As we discussed above, bananas are a smoothie favorite for a reason. They pair wonderfully with other ingredients, add nutritional value, and help create that desirable thick, creamy texture.
  • Peanut Butter. The other half of our classic pairing. The beloved flavor of peanut butter helps give this smoothie universal appeal, while also helping make it rich and satisfying.
  • Almond Milk. The liquid for our healthy breakfast smoothie. I like to use unsweetened almond milk to keep the smoothie from being too sweet.
  • Greek Yogurt. To up the creamy factor and give this smoothie a protein boost.
  • Cinnamon. Adds a warm and cozy element that you don’t want to miss.

The Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. ENJOY!
Peanut butter banana protein smoothie

Variations for a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Not only is a smoothie a fantastic vehicle for nutritious food during the day, but is also very adaptable to your liking. Here are easy variations for this recipe:

  • Chocolate. Thinking of having a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie to stave off the temptation of a less healthy dessert? Add a few teaspoons of cocoa powder (a little goes a long way!) or a scoop of chocolate protein powder, and this very well may replace your favorite milkshake.
  • Protein Powder. This peanut butter banana smoothie has protein because of the peanut butter and Greek yogurt. But if you need an extra boost in your banana smoothie after a workout, add a ½ to 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla or chocolate).
  • Bowl Style. For a new twist, try a peanut butter banana smoothie bowl. Add extra banana or ice to thicken it further, then serve it in a bowl with toppings, such as granola, banana slices, or blueberries, and a drizzle of additional peanut butter.

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