Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, delicious drink full of peanut butter and bananas! Add some chocolate or strawberries for a fun new flavor for a great breakfast or snack.
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An easy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie for you today! It’s similar to my Chocolate Mockshake but no chocolate, so perfect for peanut butter lovers. And with only 5 ingredients, this smoothie is quick and easy to pull together.
I’m a bit of a peanut butter addict. Can never get enough! Although I generally pair it with chocolate like in these popular Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies and this No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. But peanut butter is great all on its own too without any chocolate!
This easy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, doesn’t have any chocolate but almost tastes like a milkshake and is still quite tasty without a stronger flavor like chocolate. Delicious!
How to Freeze Bananas
For this peanut butter smoothie, and like many other smoothie recipes, you’ll need frozen banana slices. Frozen bananas give smoothies a nice creamy frozen texture that you just can’t get with room temperature bananas or even substitutes (like yogurt).
Slice a ripe banana and place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet that has been lined with a silicone mat (or wax paper). Place the baking sheet in the freezer for a few hours until frozen, then place the slices in resealable bags.
The frozen banana slices come in handy for a wide variety of drink recipes!
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Ingredients
- Frozen banana slices
- Almond milk (unsweetened) or milk
- Peanut Butter powder (or peanut butter)
- Vanilla extract
How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Place the 5 ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Add a little sweetener (such as sugar or honey) if you’d like.
- Add more liquid as needed to get the blender to process or scrape down the sides inside of the blender (turn off blender before doing this…) if needed.
- Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve immediately!
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Quick Tips for Best Results
- Use frozen banana slices rather than room temperature. Frozen bananas give a nice frozen creamy texture and thicken the smoothie more than room temperature bananas. Make sure the bananas are RIPE.
- Use a strong blender that can cut through the ice and frozen banana slices.
- Depending on how sweet your banana is and what kind of peanut butter (or powder) you use, you may want to add a little sweetener. I personally don’t think it’s needed but personal preference.
- Be sure to process the smoothie in the blender until completely smooth and no chunks remain.
- Use a peanut butter or peanut butter powder you like. If not using a powder, I’d suggest using smooth peanut butter.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie FAQ
How should I store this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie?
I would drink this smoothie right away and not store it for too long if at all. If you really have to store it, I’d suggest pouring the smoothie into an ice cube tray and freeze. Then pop out the cubes and defrost in the refrigerator in a cup.
Can I use something instead of banana?
Yes and no. I get it, some people don’t like bananas. It’s really hard though to get the same texture. You can use yogurt such as plain unsweetened yogurt. Since yogurt can be a bit more tart than bananas, you may want to add a little sweetener to the smoothie such as honey, sugar, or your favorite sugar substitute.
What kind of peanut butter should I use?
I personally like to use peanut butter powder. However, you can use any kind of peanut butter you like or even a natural type peanut butter. I’d suggest a smooth peanut butter if not using the powder just so your smoothie is more smooth, but in a pinch, any will do. Just make sure you LIKE the peanut butter you use. Some peanut butters are more sweet than others so you may want to add a sweetener if you like your smoothies more on the sweet side.
What else can I add to this smoothie recipe?
If you’re looking to change up the smoothie recipe, you can always make it more of a green smoothie by adding a little spinach or kale. Berries such as strawberries or blueberries might also be great. To make it a little healthier you could also add some (toasted) oats, chia seeds, protein powder, etc. A little coffee or of course chocolate (such as unsweetened cocoa powder) might also be a great addition.
Can I make this into a smoothie bowl?
Yes, absolutely! Pour the smoothie in a bowl and add some toppings like berries, chopped nuts, or maybe even a little grated chocolate.
Other Smoothie Recipes You May Enjoy
- Peaches & Cream Smoothie – If you’re a peach fan, check this one out!
- Chocolate Smoothie – So good you might actually think it’s a milkshake.
- Banana Smoothie – With honey and bee pollen, looks amazing!
Hope you enjoy this smoothie. Tell me in the comments how you changed it up! This smoothie is naturally gluten-free and can be made dairy-free but as always check the specific brands and ingredients you use if concerned.
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Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth, pour into a glass, and serve immediately.