This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe is as tasty and fresh as it looks! Not only is it healthy & nutritious, but the flavour combinations are UNBEATABLE. I've religiously had a green smoothie for breakfast for more than 10 years. Thus, I consider myself quite the expert when it comes to the perfect breakfast smoothie. I can honestly say that I have this smoothie almost everyday now! I know that you should mix it up to gain the maximum health benefits from eating many different plants.... but this one is just too good to pass on!
Pssst... peanut butter not your thing? Why not check out my Raspberry Banana Smoothie instead?
Why I Love This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
All ingredients are 100% natural, whole foods. The delicious sweetness of this smoothie is all thanks to natures candy...fruit!
It Will Keep You Full
A common complaint I hear from people about a morning green fruit smoothie is that they are STARVING well before lunchtime. The combination of protein and healthy fats will make sure that you aren't taking pieces from your lunchbox before noon.
Every single ingredient in this smoothie can always be on hand in your household. Therefore, a delicious breakfast option is always available to you! Just make sure to always have: frozen bananas, frozen spinach / kale, peanut butter, almond milk, coconut water, flaxseeds & cinnamon. All of these things you can keep stored in your pantry or freezer for a long time!
A fabulous combination of Mother Natures finest ingredients! This is great smoothie for Vegans because it contains healthy omega 3 fats, thanks to the flaxseeds.
It's High In Protein & Fibre
This smoothie boasts 30 grams of protein per serve! A result of the following ingredients:
- Pea Protein: 21g
- Peanut Butter: 4g
- Flaxseeds: 2g
- Baby Spinach / Kale: 1g
- Banana: 1g
- Almond Milk: 1g
And 10 grams of fibre.. almost half the daily recommendation for women.
Tips & Substitutions
Flaxseeds: Whole or Ground?
Make sure that you buy whole flaxseeds, not ground flaxseeds. This is to gain maximum nutritional benefit. You should always grind your own flaxseeds right before use. This is because of the oxidisation process that begins after grinding, which will slowly reduce the nutritional value of the seed. Read more about it here and here
Smoothie Add Ons
420 calories too few for you? Add ½ to 1 cup of rolled oats. This is what I add when I make one for Matt too. You could also consider adding 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for even more calories!
Not sweet enough? Try adding 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. This is often required when we bulk the smoothie up with extra oats or chia.
I've created a recipe card for this smoothie. If you are on Pinterest, why not Pin it for later!?
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 25 g pea protein powder I use a high quality flavourless one
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed
- 1 cup frozen kale or spinach
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup coconut water
- small handful ice
Optional Add Ons (For More Calories)
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or coconut sugar
- Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth!
- Decorate with additional banana, cinnamon & peanut butter as desired