This Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe is our classic go-to smoothie that we love whipping up for breakfast or after-school snacks.
For only $3.89, you can enjoy this delicious smoothie which makes six servings. That works out to be just $0.65 per serving.
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Peanut Butter and Bananas are a favorite flavor combination that belongs together. The sweet taste of the bananas combined with the salty peanut butter complements each other perfectly. This recipe uses that sweet and salty combo in a thick-like milkshake form that is actually healthy!
This smoothie recipe is a great option for a breakfast on the go, a healthy breakfast, a post-workout snack, or an afternoon or after-school snack. There really is no wrong time to make this.
Do you have picky eaters who do not like to eat healthily? This recipe is for them! They will think they have a treat, but it is full of nutrients! It is naturally sweet and creamy.
Do you need a breakfast that is quick and easy, other than a bowl of cereal that will actually help you make it to lunch-time? This recipe is for you! It takes just minutes to make with only a handful of ingredients.
No matter your situation, this Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie will soon become one of your favorite breakfast or snack options!
Is peanut butter with banana healthy?
Absolutely! Bananas are a great source of fiber that is filling and low in calories. At the same time, peanut butter is an excellent protein source that we all need in our diet.
Are overripe bananas good for smoothies?
If you have overripe bananas, oftentimes, the first thing people think of is making Banana Bread with them. However, smoothies are another great option when it comes to using up those overripe bananas! So now you have options!
How to make Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe:
STEP ONE: First, place all of the ingredients, except for the garnishes, into the blender.
STEP TWO: Next, blend on high until smooth. Add more almond milk as needed.
STEP THREE: Finally, garnish with chocolate chips, banana, or almonds.
The Flavor and Recipe Variations
- For an extra serving of veggies, add a handful of spinach into the blender with the other ingredients.
- You can also add in a tablespoon of honey for a natural sweetener.
- We also enjoy adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder to change up the flavor from time-to-time.
How much will this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $3.89
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.65
- 4 cups frozen bananas – $1.57
- 1 cup Greek yogurt – $1.16
- 2 cups almond milk – $0.64
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – $0.17
- 1/4 cup peanut butter – $0.35
- 2 cups ice cubes – $0.00
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How long is it good for:
Serve: It’s best to finish this smoothie within 30 minutes of making it.
Store: Keep the finished smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Freeze: You can freeze the finished peanut butter and banana smoothie in freezer-safe Ziploc bags or cups with lids. They will keep for about 1 month in the freezer. Defrost the smoothie in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Buy fresh bananas for a cheaper price than a bag of frozen sliced bananas. Then slice the fresh bananas and place them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer to easily pull out to use when needed.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
Ages 2-3: Have your child help measure and pour the ingredients into the blender.
Ages 4-5: Teach your child how to turn on and off the blender. They can help add the ingredients to the blender and then blend them together.
Ages 6-8: This is a great opportunity for your child to try a recipe on their own with your guidance initially. This will quickly become one they can make on their own.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- measuring cups
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Chocolate chips optional
- Almonds optional
- Place all ingredients, except for the garnishes, into a large blender.
- Blend on high until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add more almond milk if needed, depending on the consistency that you want.
- Garnish with chocolate chips, banana, or almonds.