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This thick, creamy, naturally-sweetened healthy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is guaranteed to brighten your morning. Easy and filling, it’s made with simple ingredients, and the tried-and-true flavor combination is scrumptiousness you can sip!

Two healthy drinks in glasses

A smoothie is a super-efficient and healthy way to enjoy important servings of fruits and vegetables.

If you aren’t ready to take on a Green Smoothie yet, the winning combination of peanut butter and banana is an excellent way to get started.

No matter its color, I have a few smoothie rules.

The first and most important one is that 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

About this Yummy 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, healthy peanut butter banana smoothie reminds me of a milkshake; it’s that good.

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).

This peanut butter banana smoothie is ideal for you 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.”
  • You need smoothies for kids that will pass picky eater inspection.
  • You are simply craving a tasty change of smoothie pace.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Benefits

I often rely on smoothies 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 healthy snack or post-workout smoothie, this peanut butter banana version is one of my favorites.

It’s a perfect option because peanut butter 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 and is calorie-conscious.

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 Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 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, plus some sweetness.

Tip!

I find the frozen banana makes the smoothie plenty sweet on its own, but if you’d like it sweeter, feel free to add a few teaspoons of honey or pure maple syrup. A touch of vanilla extract is another way to add sweet flavor.

  • Peanut Butter. The other half of our classic pairing. The beloved flavor of nut butter helps give this smoothie universal appeal, while also helping make it rich and satisfying.

Substitution Tip

You can substitute the peanut butter for almond butter, cashew butter, or your nut butter of choice. All of them will provide satisfying healthy fats and taste good with the banana.

  • Almond Milk. The liquid for our healthy breakfast smoothie. I like to use unsweetened almond milk to keep the smoothie from being too sweet.

Substitution Tip

You can use your preferred type of milk for your peanut butter banana smoothie, either dairy or non-dairy.

  • Greek Yogurt. To up the creamy factor and give this smoothie a protein boost, make this peanut butter banana smoothie with yogurt.
  • Cinnamon. Adds a warm and cozy element that you don’t want to miss.

The Directions

ingredients for a peanut butter banana smoothie in a blender
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
pouring the best peanut butter banana smoothie into a glass
  1. 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 and add-ins 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 1/2 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. See this Smoothie Bowl recipe for more topping ideas.
  • Omega-3. To add some omegas and additional protein and fiber, feel free to sprinkle in a tablespoon of chia seeds or flax seeds.

Dietary Note

To make this peanut butter banana smoothie without milk and vegan-friendly, simply be sure to use a non-dairy milk (such as almond, oat milk, coconut milk, or soy milk) and remove the Greek yogurt. I recommend adding extra ice to thicken it when removing the Greek yogurt. You also can swap in a non-dairy yogurt.

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Refrigerate leftover smoothies in airtight storage containers or jars for up to 1 day.
  • To Freeze. Freeze smoothies in freezer-safe jars or ice cube trays for up to 3 months. Let the jars thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving. If using an ice cube tray, toss the frozen cubes into the blender for a smoothie on demand.

What to Serve with a Smoothie

Two peanut butter banana smoothies in glasses

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Bananas with Peanut Butter Healthy?

Yes! The carbohydrates from the banana will give you energy, and then the protein and healthy fats from the peanut butter will keep you full. Putting peanut butter in your banana smoothie makes it filling AND delicious. It’s a match made in heaven.

Do Bananas Need to be Frozen for Smoothies?

I recommend you peel and freeze sliced bananas to keep on hand for smoothie recipes. If you are in a pinch and do not have frozen bananas, you can use fresh. The smoothie will still be thick and creamy. You might want to add a handful of ice to keep the smoothie colder.

Are Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?

Smoothies are a great way to get a multitude of fruits and vegetables, and fill up on healthy proteins, fibers, and fats. While I am not a dietician so you should speak with your doctor, smoothies can help with weight loss because you will stay full longer, which can help curb potential unhealthy snacking.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

4.80 from 104 votes
This easy peanut butter banana smoothie with yogurt is good for you and tastes like a treat! It's creamy, protein rich and filling for breakfast.

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 smoothie (about 16 ounces without ice)

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large banana cut into chunks and frozen
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ice optional
  • Optional mix-ins: 1/2 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate) 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal, 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions
 

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender in the order listed: almond milk, banana, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, and any extra mix-ins.
  • Blend until smooth. If you'd like the smoothie thicker, add a few ice cubes and blend again. Pour and enjoy!

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Notes

  • If you are not using a high-powered blender, you may need to thin the smoothie with more almond milk to get it to blend properly. A good approach is to add the frozen banana in stages, blending between each.
  • TO STORE: Refrigerate leftover smoothies in airtight storage containers or jars for up to 1 day.
  • TO FREEZE: Freeze smoothies in freezer-safe jars or ice cube trays for up to 3 months. Let the jars thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving. If using an ice cube tray, toss the frozen cubes into the blender for a smoothie on demand.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 20gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgPotassium: 771mgFiber: 6gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 349mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Really really excellent base recipe. I forgot to freeze my bananas so it came out a little runny at first, but that’s my fault entirely. I wanted to make a double batch – I also had one very ripe banana and one kinda greenish one; so ultimately I ended up using 3 bananas to get a little more flavor and thickness. I also used 8tbs of PB instead of 4, and it made it taste almost like a reeces peanut butter cup! Absolutely delicious!!

    I also added cinnamon, allspice, flax seed and beet root powder – the base recipe is strong and flavorful so it hid the beet root flavor perfectly, I couldn’t taste it all. 10/10, will make again!!5 stars

  2. Delicious recipe!! I used pb powder instead of regular pb to cut down on my calories and added a scoop of protein powder for the boost. The base recipe was perfect. Thank you for sharing!! This will become a regular for sure.5 stars

  3. This smoothy is so good! The peanut butter with the banana is a great combination. This smoothly is going into my rotation. Thank you Erin!5 stars

  4. This smoothie is so yummy and easy to make. I used Almond Butter and added 1 tblsp of a mixture of flax and Chia seeds. Excellent.5 stars

  5. I haven’t actually made this yet but it seems delicious because peanut butter is my favourite combination. I can’t wait to make it for breakfast though!

  6. This is probably the best smoothie I have ever made!! What I love about it is just so good and added peanut butter and big chunks of banana!

    I am ten years old and my name is Amira😄😄 best smoothie5 stars

  7. I have made this recipe twice, in the last 3 days first time double the recipe and today quadruple the recipe turn out great didn’t have enough regular almond milk so and chocolate almond milk and add 3 scoops of powder peanut butter. my kiddos really enjoyed it5 stars

  8. I am currently 18 weeks pregnant, and with my a husband that travels for work, an 8 year old, and 2 dogs, my mornings are hectic trying to get dogs fed and walked, and myself and my son ready for work and school and out the door. I’ve been looking for easy, healthy recipes for breakfast for myself, (rather than the same old granola bar) and so I thought a quick smoothie to-go might be perfect. Well… it was! It was absolutely delicious, and I can’t wait to make it again tomorrow. My son said he wants one tomorrow too :) I used coconut milk instead of almond milk and it was great.5 stars

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