Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake ~ Healthy, Protein Smoothie is loaded with Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey. It tastes like a milkshake; you’ll never know that it’s good for you!
Now that the holidays are over and I am slowly crawling out of an egg nog-induced coma, it’s time to make a few healthy choices. Like this delicious Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie of course! It’s loaded with Protein Powder, Peanut Butter, Bananas, Spinach and more to give you a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack!
Did anyone else eat half their body weight in holiday treats? Asking for a friend. 😉
Today I’m bringing you a smoothie that tastes like a peanut butter milkshake. Yep, it’s true. Creamy banana, rich peanut butter, and a thick texture that will make you think this thing is loaded with ice cream (hint: it’s not).
This smoothie is sweet and satisfying, and I’m happy to say it’s filled with nutritious, real-food ingredients. Just throw everything in a blender and you are ready to go! Here’s what we have inside:
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Ingredients
- Unsweetened almond milk or skim milk
- Frozen bananas
- Peanut butter
- Protein powder or collagen peptides (← my fave)
- A splash of vanilla extract (my secret ingredient)
- Honey (optional)
- Spinach (optional)
Although I say the spinach is optional, I highly recommend you try it. Not only does the spinach take this smoothie from “boring beige” to “beautiful green,” but, it also gets us a serving of dark leafy greens! We can all use more of those, right? Bonus: you will not taste it – I promise!
Use my recipe as a starting point and adapt it to suit your tastes. A scoop of cocoa powder would add chocolaty flavor. Some chia seeds or hemp seeds would add omega-3’s. You could even swap the peanut butter for the nut butter of your choice. This smoothie has the potential to be a nutritional powerhouse.
Great Add-Ins for Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie!
- Chia Seeds
- Hem Seeds
- Cocoa Powder
My family enjoys this smoothie any time of day. It’s a great jump start for your morning, a delicious post-workout refuel, and it can even be a healthy dessert. Here are some other great smoothies to try;
The next time you’re craving something sweet, give this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie a try. And in case you need a reminder… it tastes like a MILKSHAKE!
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or skim milk
- 1 large or 2 small frozen bananas
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1-2 scoops protein powder or collagen peptides
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1-2 handfuls fresh baby spinach optional
- Honey to taste (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.
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