A classic combo of peanut butter and banana that tastes like a milkshake! One of the best smoothie recipes out there. Vegan friendly recipe.
If you are a fan of banana smoothies then this peanut butter and banana smoothie combo is a no brainer.
Be sure to check out 35+ Healthy Smoothie Recipes for more smoothie recipe tips and tricks.
Banana Smoothie Ingredients
- Frozen Sliced Bananas or frozen banana chunks – if you want a thick, cold creamy smoothie, frozen bananas are the way to go. You’ll get a milkshake consistency this way too!
- Peanut butter – obviously, since we’re talking a peanut butter and banana smoothie here. I like to use a creamy natural peanut butter with nothing added.
- Yogurt – I like a high protein yogurt like Greek or Skyr. You can also use dairy free varieties. Or omit entirely.
- Milk – use whatever kind of milk you’d like and the amount will depend on preferred consistency.
- Frozen riced cauliflower – I love adding cauliflower for some added nutrients and a sneaky way to boost veggie intake. You can’t taste it!
- Hemp hearts or flaxseed – optional but adds in additional healthy fats
More Flavor Options
To Make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie add 1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. You could also use chocolate milk.
To make a Coffee Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, replace the milk with coffee.
If you want a strawberry flavor, replace the frozen riced cauliflower with frozen strawberries. OR replace half of the bananas with some strawberries.
Superfood Add Ins
Use ingredients like hemp hearts or ground flaxseed for some extra healthy fats – they blend in well without affecting the flavor.
High Protein Yogurt
I like to use a high protein yogurt – this naturally adds protein to your smoothie without relying on protein powder while also making the smoothie creamy.
You can use something like Greek or Skyr – dairy or non-dairy options. (Siggi’s makes a great coconut milk based high protein yogurt.)
How to Make a Thick Smoothie
The key to making a thick smoothie is to use frozen fruit. Frozen bananas makes this recipe creamy and almost milkshake-like. It naturally sweetens the smoothie too, without adding extra sugar.
Adding frozen riced cauliflower (you can find this in the freezer aisle with frozen vegetables) adds thickness and nutrients without having to add ice cubes (which can make a smoothie icy and watery.) If you don’t want to add riced cauliflower just adjust the amount of liquid you use to compensate.
If You Want a Thinner Smoothie
Smoothie consistency is personal preference. I like a medium thick smoothie myself, but if you want to down your banana smoothie in seconds, increase the amount of milk used until you get the thinner consistency you prefer.
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- Easy Mango Smoothie
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
- Maca Mocha Cold Brew Smoothie
- Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Smoothie
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- 1.5 cups frozen banana slices
- 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower (optional – see notes)
- 1/2 cup high protein yogurt (such as Greek or Skyr – use dairy free as needed)
- 3/4 cup milk of choice
- 2 Tbsp hemp hearts or ground flaxseed (optional)
- 3 Tbsp all-natural creamy organic peanut butter
Add everything to a blender; blend until smooth. If you’d like a thinner smoothie, add some more milk. If you’d like a thicker smoothie, add about 1 cup of ice cubes.
See flavor options below for more ideas.
To Make Chocolate Flavor – add 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, or use chocolate flavored milk.
To Make Coffee Flavor – replace milk with coffee and use vanilla yogurt.
To Make Strawberry Flavor replace cauliflower with frozen strawberries, or replace half of the bananas with strawberries.