Deliciously rich and creamy peanut butter banana smoothie is made with bananas, chocolate protein powder, peanut butter powder and milk. A kid (and adult) friendly smoothie recipe that’s perfectly sweet and takes less than 5 minutes to make. A tasty, satisfying breakfast or snack!
Our new favorite smoothie!
We are absolutely obsessed with this peanut butter banana smoothie! My 11-year old daughter created it and if you make it on the thicker side, it tastes just like soft-serve ice cream. Let me tell you all of the reasons why this smoothie is our new favorite:
- It’s protein packed – Between the protein in the chocolate protein powder and milk, you’re looking at a whopping 25 grams of protein. A great way to start the day!
- It’s perfect for customizing – Make this smoothie your own! You really can’t go wrong! Use your favorite milk, your go-to protein powder and feel free to bulk up the nutrients by adding a handful of spinach.
- The flavor is incredible – If you’re a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’re going to absolutely love this peanut butter chocolate smoothie.
This easy, healthy peanut butter banana smoothie is made with just 4 ingredients that you might already have in your fridge and pantry. You’ll need:
- Bananas – using frozen fruit is best in smoothies to make it thick and creamy. Just be sure to peel the banana before freezing it!
- Chocolate protein powder – You can use any type of protein powder you like. I really like the flavor and texture of whey protein powder. This is a brand I really enjoy.
- Peanut butter powder – you’ll love the tasty peanut butter flavor paired with the chocolate from the protein powder. So good!
- Milk – feel free to use any milk you’d like. I like 2% milk to make this smoothie extra creamy and rich, but unsweetened vanilla almond milk, coconut, cashew or oat milk would also be super yummy.
easy ingredient swaps
This peanut butter banana smoothie recipe is so easy to customize. Feel free to swap in ingredients that you have on hand. Here are some options:
- Instead of chocolate protein powder, feel free to use vanilla or another flavor of protein powder.
- If you don’t have peanut butter powder or have an allergy, simply sub in 1-2 tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter or you can also use almond or cashew butter.
- Looking for an alternative to the bananas? You can use up to about 2 cups of frozen cauliflower. It will thicken this smoothie while sneaking in some extra veggies. You won’t taste it at all!
how to make a peanut butter banana smoothie
Smoothies are extremely quick and easy to make, and this one is no exception. It’s important to use frozen banana to get that perfect smoothie texture. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
- Feel free to add in a cup or so of ice or frozen cauliflower to make the smoothie super cold and thick.
- You can add a bit more milk if your smoothie is too thick or won’t fully blend. High-powered blenders typically do a great job of blending frozen ingredients, but if you have a regular blender, you may need to add more milk to get things moving.
- To blend, start with the blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high speed. This will help fully blend and incorporate all ingredients really well. End with the blender on low speed.
add extra nutrients to this peanut butter banana smoothie
You can give any smoothie a boost of vitamins and minerals by adding some nutrient-rich ingredients. Here are some suggestions:
Ground flaxseed – this is a great ingredient to add to smoothies for a boost of fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants. A tablespoon is a good amount to add.
Chia seeds – another healthy seed to add in! Feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to give your smoothie plenty of healthy fats and fiber.
Hemp seeds – throw in a tablespoon for extra healthy fats, omegas and minerals.
Spinach – sneak in some veggies by adding a handful of spinach. This will turn your smoothie a funky color, but you won’t taste it at all.
Oats – to really give your smoothie staying power and to help thicken it, you can add in 1/3 cup of oats. Use rolled oats or quick oats. Steel cut oats will not blend well.
Avocado – adding about 1/4 or 1/2 an avocado adds healthy fats and creates a thick, creaminess to your smoothie.
more delicious smoothie recipes:
- Clean Eating Sweet Green Smoothie
- Hemp + Berry Smoothie
- Chocolate Almond Butter Cup
- Vanilla Refresher Protein Smoothie
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder*
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter powder* I used this one
- 1 cup 2% milk or any milk you prefer
- Place all ingredients into a blender, pop on the lid and blend until thick and creamy. Serve and enjoy!
- You can use any type of protein powder you like. Personally, I enjoy the flavor and texture of whey protein powder. This is a brand I really enjoy.
- Peanut butter powder is essentially dehydrated peanuts that are ground into a powder. It is low fat and high protein, so it’s a fun way to add flavor and protein to your smoothies. If you don’t have any, simply sub in 1-2 tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter.
- If you want to add a nutritional boost to your smoothie, toss in a big handful of baby spinach. You won’t even taste it!