Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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Need a quick pick me up? Try this creamy and delicious, milkshake-like peanut butter and banana smoothie. With no added sugar enjoy this nourishing smoothie guilt-free!

Peanut Butter Banana smoothie served in a glass topped with chocolate chip morsels and rolled oats

Smoothies are a great way to start your day but having it the same old way can be boring after a while. To break the monotony, I often come up with different flavor combinations that not only work together well but also include ingredients that my family already loves, for example – peanut butter.

Most kids and adults love this nut butter and can’t get enough of it. This smoothie combines peanut butter with banana and oats to make a thick and creamy smoothie that tastes like a dessert (read milkshake). The best part – it has no added sugar just a handful dates which not only sweeten this drink but also provide nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. 

Read more: Easy recipe – How to make peanut butter at home

Why this banana peanut butter smoothie is good for you

  • Peanuts are a good source of protein, which are essential for muscle and bone development. It is also rich in mono-saturated fats, magnesium, and potassium which keeps your heart healthy. 
  • Bananas are high in fiber and are also a good source of potassium and magnesium which means it is good for your digestive health and heart. 
  • Oats are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals which help reduce cholesterol and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. (Need more oat recipes? Try this healthy and easy Instant Pot oatmeal recipe and Mango overnight oats recipe – they both require less than 10 minutes to make).
  • With the goodness of banana, oats, and peanut butter, this smoothie will help you re-energize after an intense workout.

References

  1. Peanuts 101 – nutrition facts and its benefits
  2. Bananas – good or bad?
  3. 9 health benefits of eating oatmeal
Ingredients for peanut Butter Banana Smoothie - Oats, Banana, Peanut Butter, Vanilla Essence, Dates and milk
Ingredients for peanut butter banana smoothie

Variations

  • Add either a tablespoon of flax seeds or chia seeds – both are rich in a variety of nutrients that help lower blood sugar levels. Read: Chia vs Flax – which one is healthier?
  • Add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and about 1/4 cup of walnuts to make it a chocolate peanut butter smoothie (chunky monkey smoothie). 
  • Skip the peanut butter and add 1/2 cup of oats (instead of 1/4 cup) to make banana oats smoothie.
  • For extra creaminess, use frozen bananas. Chop the banana and freeze them in a Ziploc. Use as needed.
  • To make this fruit smoothie dairy-free replace milk with coconut milk or almond milk. 
  • Replace peanut butter with any other nut butter such as almond butter. 
  • You can also replace milk with Greek yogurt. 

Tip

Use a high-performance blender such as Blendtec or Vitamix when making smoothies with frozen fruits. If that is not an option, make sure to soak the dates in milk overnight or at least 20-30 minutes to soften it. 

Can we make this smoothie a night before for the next day?

Yes, totally. It tastes great for a day or two (at the max) in the refrigerator after which it starts losing its taste.

An overhead shot of Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie drizzled with cacao nibs and peanut butter
Peanut Butter Smoothie with Banana and Oats

Looking for more smoothie ideas that your family will love? Here are my top picks –  

  1. Dry fruit smoothie is a great way to combine nutritious milk and dry fruits to create a wholesome meal for any time of the day. Make one today!
  2. Banana Nutella Smoothie – Your kids will love this delicious Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe – a healthy-ish drink made from bananas and milk with a hint of Nutella and hot cocoa. 
  3. Strawberry banana smoothie –  This delicious 4-ingredient gluten-free strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for busy families. Make it for breakfast or as an after-school snack – all you need is 5 minutes. 
  4. This coffee walnut smoothie is the perfect solution for when you are debating between having coffee in the morning or chugging down a healthy smoothie.
  5. Chickoo (sapota) smoothie –  This nutritious blended drink made from Date and Chikoo (Sapota) is a great treat for any time of the day – be it an after-school snack or a post-workout drink. 
  6. Apple banana smoothie – Are you looking for something that will satiate your sweet cravings in the mornings and also fulfill your need for eating healthy? This delicious glass of apple banana smoothie is what you need!


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Peanut Butter Banana smoothie served in a glass topped with chocolate chip morsels and rolled oats

Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
Need a quick pick me up? Try this creamy and delicious, milkshake-like peanut butter and banana smoothie. With no added sugar enjoy this nourishing smoothie guilt-free!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Diet : Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Course : Beverages
Method: Blender
Cuisine : Fusion

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • ¼ cup rolled oats, optional
  • 5 seedless dates, chopped, or sweetener of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence

Instructions
 

  • Start with adding milk (or liquid of your choice) in the blender.
  • Add the remaining ingredients - banana, peanut butter, rolled oats, vanilla essence and dates.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate it for later.

Notes

Variations
  1. For extra creaminess, use frozen bananas. Chop the banana and freeze them in a Ziploc. Use as needed.
  2. To make this fruit smoothie dairy-free replace milk with coconut milk or almond milk. 
  3. Add either a tablespoon of flax seeds or chia seeds - both are rich in a variety of nutrients that help lower blood sugar levels. Read: Chia vs Flax - which one is healthier?
  4. Add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and about 1/4 cup of walnuts to make it a chunky monkey smoothie. 
  5. Skip the peanut butter and add 1/2 cup of oats (instead of 1/4 cup) to make banana oats smoothie.
  6. Replace peanut butter with any other nut butter such as almond butter. 
  7. You can also replace milk with Greek yogurt. 
Tip
Use a high-performance blender such as Blendtec or Vitamix when making smoothies with frozen fruits. If that is not an option, make sure to soak the dates in milk overnight or at least 20-30 minutes to soften it. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 12gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 708mgFiber: 5gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 334IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 226mgIron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Approximate Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

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