This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe is a creamy, smooth and nutty drink and ready in just 5 minutes. This smoothie is a great option if you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast or snack that is filling and delicious!

Peanut butter banana smoothie in a glass topped with banana

A healthy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

There’s nothing I love more than starting my day off with a smoothie. While I usually lean towards my classic Acai Smoothie or Chia Seed Smoothie for breakfast, sometimes I’m craving something that has a little bit more of a *dessert for breakfast* kinda vibe.

And that’s where this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie comes in.

Feel free to go ahead and call it the “Peanut Butter Lovers Smoothie,” because this smoothie pretty much tastes like you’re drinking a creamy peanut butter milkshake.

This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is packed with 11 grams of protein, 7.5 grams of fibre and 318 calories per serving and can be enjoyed for breakfast, a snack or even as a healthy dessert. It’s made with a base of frozen bananas that gives the smoothie a creamy texture and has chia seeds in it for an extra nutritional boost.

Why you’ll love this peanut butter smoothie

  • Only 5 ingredients
  • Ready in 5 minutes
  • Naturally Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free
  • Packed with potassium
  • Packed with protein and fiber
  • Healthy breakfast or snack
  • Packed with peanut butter!

Can I make this peanut butter smoothie with no bananas?

Of course! If you’re not a fan of bananas here are some options you can use instead. You can also use a mix of these ingredients (ex: half frozen coconut, half-frozen cauliflower) to replace the banana in the smoothie.

  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen coconut meat
  • Frozen cauliflower
  • Frozen Avocado
  • Coconut cream
  • Greek yogurt

Smoothie ingredients and substitutions

Peanut butter banana smoothie ingredients

  • Banana: this is what makes up the base of the smoothie. It’s important here to use frozen bananas to create a thick and creamy smoothie that has a great texture! If you only have fresh bananas on hand and want to make this smoothie, then just make sure to add a big handful of ice to the blender.
  • Peanut butter: natural, creamy or any kind you like. They’ll all taste great in this smoothie! You can also use any other type of nut or seed butter you love.
  • Chia seeds: these don’t only add some extra nutrients to the smoothie, but they also help to thicken the smoothie and make it more creamy.
  • Cinnamon: just a pinch of cinnamon goes a long way! This will help flavour the smoothie and the taste goes so well with the peanut butter and banana!
  • Almond milk: I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk. This gives the smoothie a hint of delicious vanilla flavour.

How to make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Add all the smoothie ingredients to a high-speed blender.

Tip: add liquid ingredients to your blender first. This will make it easier to blend.

bananas, peanut butter and chia seeds in a blender

Blend until everything is combined. Make sure to blend for about 30 seconds so all the banana gets blended in. The consistency of the smoothie should be thick and viscous.

peanut butter banana smoothie in a blender

Pour into a glass and serve right away!

a top down view of a banana peanut butter smoothie with sliced banana on top

Smoothie add-ins

One thing I love about this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is how versatile it is. You can modify this smoothie with your favourite add-ins and mix-ins. Here are a few suggestions.

  • A scoop of protein powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • Berries

How to thicken a smoothie

Smoothies should have a relatively thick texture. If a smoothie is too thin, it won’t taste as good or feel as filling as a thick smoothie. Luckily there are some simple tricks you can use to thicken up your smoothies!

Start with frozen fruit. Frozen fruit is the #1 best way to create a thick and delicious smoothie. When your bananas are ripe, remove the peels and place them in a freezer bag in the freezer to keep on hand to make smoothies.

Add chia seeds. Chia seeds absorb 10 x their weight in water, making them an excellent thickener for smoothies! Just make sure to drink your smoothie shortly after making it if you add chia seeds. If you wait too long, the smoothie can become too thick.

Use less liquid. An easy trick to thicken up a smoothie is to simply just use less liquid. Start by adding less and then you can always add more if the smoothie is too thick. It’s easier to thin out a smoothie that is too thick than it is to thicken a smoothie that is too thin.

Add ice cubes. I don’t usually add ice to my smoothies because I find it makes the smoothie less creamy, but this is a great option if your fruit isn’t frozen. Add a big handful of ice to the blender and it will help thicken things up!

Can I make this smoothie ahead of time?

If you want to make this smoothie ahead of time, I’d recommend omitting the chia seeds. Otherwise, the smoothie will become very thick. You can make this smoothie the night before and enjoy it the next morning, though it’s still best enjoyed freshly made!

Is a banana smoothie good for weight loss?

In moderation, a banana smoothie is great for a healthy diet and weight loss. Bananas are packed with nutrients and are high in fibre so they keep you feeling full and satiated. Just keep in mind that bananas are high in sugar, so it’s best to limit your banana smoothie intake to one a day if you are trying to reach a weight loss goal.

Tips for making this smoothie recipe perfectly

  • Add liquid ingredients to the blender first. Then add fresh ingredients, mix-inns, then frozen ingredients on top. This will make it easier for everything to blend together.
  • Cut the frozen banana into small pieces. This will make it easier to blend.
  • If using fresh bananas make sure to add a handful of ice. Otherwise you’ll end up with a very liquidy smoothie.
  • Freeze a batch of bananas to keep on hand to make this smoothie regularly! Peel the bananas and place them in a freezer safe bag in your freezer. They’ll last for months and you’ll always have frozen bananas on hand!

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a glass of a peanut butter banana smoothie

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Peanut butter banana smoothie in a glass topped with banana

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is made with 5 simple ingredients for a delicious and filling smoothie packed with peanut buttery goodness!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

For easier blending, cut the frozen banana into small pieces. 

Add liquid ingredients to the blender first. Then add fresh ingredients, mix-inns, then frozen ingredients on top. This will make it easier for everything to blend together.

If using fresh bananas make sure to add a handful of ice. Otherwise you’ll end up with a very liquidy smoothie.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 7.4g
  • Protein: 11g