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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.


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

4.77 from 88 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)


  • 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


  • 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!



  • 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.


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

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  1. Absolutely delicious! I used vanilla Greek yogurt in mine because that’s what I happened to have. And probably 3 tbsp of Honey PB. Yummmmmm. Tastes just like ice cream! Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  2. I just made it. It’s a little thick and think I’m going to add more peanut butter next time otherwise it’s awesome and my pugs know I have 2 of there favorite things and they want it! 😀

  3. This is the perfect peanut butter smoothie. I doubled the peanut butter (since you can never have too much) and used a dairy free yogurt. Delicious5 stars

  4. I used vanilla Greek yogurt because that’s what I had and regular milk because I ran out of almond milk. I did use a few ice cubes. My daughter did enjoy it, but it came out very thin. She prefers thicker smoothies. What can I do to make it thicker? More peanut butter maybe? I’m used to making her smoothies with berries in them, too and they always turns out thick.5 stars

  5. I had to make some substitutions because I didn’t have almond milk or smooth peanut butter, but this smoothie was a big hit anyway. I used regular milk, crunchy peanut butter and added a tablespoon of honey. By the time it went through the blender you couldn’t tell the peanut butter had been crunchy. Delicious. Anxious to make it again.5 stars

  6. I was not impressed by this recipe at all. The Greek yogurt completely overpowers (yea I used unflavored Greek yogurt) the entire smoothie and you can barely taste the peanut butter. I added 3x more peanut butter and still it was over powered by Greek yogurt. I even went back and thought I must have used too much yogurt but it was dead on. My wife and both kids did not care for it.

    1. I’m sorry this recipe wasn’t to your tastes, Tom. I (and many other readers) have truly enjoyed it, so I wish you would’ve too!

  7. Holy wow this was good. I just got a blender and I’m new to smoothies, and I have a feeling I’m going to be addicted to this one. I eyeballed the pb and yogurt amounts, added the half scoop of protein powder, and it ended up a nice consistency—a little thicker than melted ice cream. Yum!5 stars

  8. I tried this recipe for the first time yesterday with what I already had on hand. I had the frozen ripe banana, used 2 tbsp. Peter Pan Creamy PB, a tbsp. of Yoplait Very Vanilla Light Yogurt, skim milk, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and about 4 ice cubes. Just eye-balled the amounts. It was PERFECT, plenty sweet without using any sweetener. I will try it with almond milk, Greek Yogurt, & Natural PB next time just to compare, but even with the ingredients I used I believe it was pretty healthy, especially because I added NO sweetener at all. Very pleasantly surprised, thank you for sharing!5 stars

  9. So good! I skipped the yogurt and used whole milk but it still was amazing! I made it before without the cinnamon and it was kind of bland but this time I used cinnamon and it was delicious, even my picky seven year old loved it! Try serving over ice for those who don’t like warm smoothies.5 stars

  10. I followed the directions and mine came out like soup. I added another banana, yogurt, and ice to thicken it. It was better after that. This is a good base recipe though!

    1. Hi Audri! The ice will make is less creamy, it’s an optional ingredient so you can leave it out. The banana is what helps make it thick, especially if it’s frozen. Enjoy!

  11. Absolutely delicious! I used oat milk, almond butter without sugar, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder and coffee and cream Greek yogurt. It was a little thick so I added 4 small ice cubes and the consistency was perfect! Highly recommend this!5 stars

    1. Hi Lyn, the nutritional information is not always completely accurate and can vary depending on ingredients and brands of ingredients used. I also don’t input the data, it’s calculated via the recipe card. When in doubt I would double check with a free source like Hope this helps!

  12. Hi. I love pb and banana smoothies. My only thing is the calories. I used almond milk, 1 banana, 1 scoop of protein powder (that has only 1 gram of sugar) and 1 1/2 tbs of all natural pb. and it’s 600 cals😔I want to use it as a post workout drink but is it hurting me more than helping? IDK, maybe I will try the pb powder for less calories.4 stars

    1. Hi Tammy! So glad you enjoyed the smoothie! I’m not qualified to give advice on calorie intake, I would consult a nutritionist or dietitian for any concerns.

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