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Banana Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

posted by Allison Mattina on December 31, 2017

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie ~ 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!

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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 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).

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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
  • Spinach
  • 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; Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie and Strawberry Coconut Smoothie!

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!  

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Prep Time 00:10 Serves 2     adjust servings

This healthy protein-rich Smoothie is loaded with Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey. It tastes like a milkshake; you'll never know that it's good for you!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 266kcal Calories from fat 168
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 139mg6%
Carbohydrate 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 9g

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

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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    Comments

  • Danielle Green


    Banana smoothies are a favorite – love the addition of peanut butter and optional spinach!

  • Melissa Howell


    I am totally making this for breakfast tomorrow. I love healthy smoothies!

    • Julie Evink


      Great way to start the day off on the right foot Melissa! Enjoy!

  • Malinda


    These might have to become my breakfast from now on!

    • Julie Evink


      They’ve become my breakfast!

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate


    I’m still crawling out of the holiday and sweet-induced craziness, and this smoothie looks like a great way to kick some of the sugar cravings I’ve had recently. What a delicious way to start the day!

    • Julie Evink


      I think we might all be! I think I’m finally out of it!

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