Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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This peanut butter banana smoothie is so refreshing, and it's sweet and tasty.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Breakfast, lunch, dessert, or snack time, any time's the right time for this delicious banana smoothie. With hundreds of ratings and reviews from our Allrecipes community, this easy smoothie recipe is a 5-star favorite, and it's ready in less than 5 minutes.

How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

You'll find the full recipe with ingredients and amounts below, but this is how easy it is to make a banana smoothie: Simply toss a handful of ingredients (bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice cubes) into a blender and give them a whirl.

Make It Your Own

This simple banana smoothie recipe is great for customizing. If you want to personalize your smoothie, here are some suggestions from Allrecipes home cooks:

*Try a variety of milks (soy, almond, cashew, etc.)
*Experiment with different nut butters
*Add a little cocoa powder
*Blend in some baby spinach
*Add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, or wheat germ
*Substitute Greek or flavored yogurt for the milk

More ideas for ingredient swaps and add-ins:

"We are really into almond butter and almond milk lately, so I subbed those for the milk and peanut butter," says LatinaCook. "Though I did use the honey, it might not even be necessary."

In place of honey, TexanEats swapped in a scoop of chocolate whey protein powder: "That chocolate /banana /peanut butter combination is yummy. A nice change from our berry smoothies."

"I added 2 tablespoons of Nutella instead of honey and....Yum!" says northparkgemini.

Caroline added in a teaspoon of chocolate syrup and "switched out the honey with agave nectar."Lisa personalized her banana smoothie with frozen bananas and omitted the ice. "I also used crunchy almond butter and unsweetened vanilla almond milk and added a handful of spinach leaves and a tablespoon of flax seed."

"I added a cup of vanilla yogurt and it turned out perfect!" says Julia Jones.

"I replaced 1 cup of the milk with one cup of plain Greek yogurt to make it a little thicker," says Brooke.

"It was super delicious," says Jahnvi. "I also added a splash of vanilla extract and caramel syrup."

How to Freeze Bananas for Banana Smoothies

Though the recipe itself doesn't call for frozen bananas, many reviewers recommend it. Freezing bananas is a great way to preserve them for future smoothies. Here's an easy way to freeze bananas for smoothies:

Peel the bananas and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Arrange the banana slices on a baking sheet and slide the sheet into the freezer. When the pieces have frozen, transfer them into a resealable freezer bag and store in the freezer until smoothie time!

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"We started freezing almond milk in the ice cube tray and use about 5 cubes and 1/2 cup almond milk instead of the cup of milk," Cheryle Hoefert Verish. "Makes a delicious frosty treat that's healthy, and filling too."

"Absolutely delicious! I use frozen bananas, and omit the ice," says lili2. "I also skip the honey because I find it doesn't need any extra sweetness. I make this for breakfast, and it keeps me energized until lunch!"

"I was looking for a better breakfast alternative for my preteen besides the sugary cereal he eats every morning," says keld. "This is hands down the most delicious, filling, energy booster I've found. Easy enough to alter ingredients to individual tastes, but so good as written too! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!"

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Editorial contributions by Carl Hanson

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks

  • 2 cups milk

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste

  • 2 cups ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.

    a view looking into a single peanut butter banana smoothie sitting on a kitchen counter with bananas in the background.
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studio

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
19g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 610mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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