Mar 052017

Truth be told, I am not big on eating breakfast. Food doesn’t sit well with me until at least two hours after I wake up, so it’s hard for me to eat before 9 am.  I know it’s important to eat in the morning and that is where I developed my love of smoothies. Being a busy mom on the go, I can’t leave for the day without putting something in my tummy and smoothies are perfect because they are not overly heavy. One of my favorites is this healthy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie.  It’s satisfying, filling and I love that it sticks with me all morning long so that my tummy isn’t rumbling around 11 am! How embarrassing. Plus smoothies are super easy to make, so you can whip one up in a jiffy and be out the door in no time.

Healthy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Serves: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 tbsp. of peanut butter (add more to taste)
  • 1 small banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 plain vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. of rolled oats (Don’t use oatmeal – the texture will turn out funky. Add more rolled oats for something thicker)
  • Handful of chocolate chips
  • Handful of ice

Here’s what you do:
1. Mix all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more ice if you want to make it colder.
2. Serve fresh and drink in one sitting for best results!
3. Enjoy for breakfast or as a snack!

Tip: For an even healthier version, try powdered peanut butter (my favorite is PB2), which has less fat, calories, and oils compared to regular peanut butter. You simply mix it with water to get a good consistency. As a bonus, it is just made of crushed peanuts.

I really love my healthy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie in the mornings.  It is the perfect way to start my day. Do you love smoothies, too?  What is your favorite kind?

  98 Responses to “Healthy Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie”

  1. That sounds so good! I’m a big fan of smoothies to start the day. They make me feel great.

  2. That is a breakfast bomb of awesome! The protein and healthy fats combined with the complex carbs is perfect!

  3. That is fully awesome. I love banana and peanut butter, and the protein kick in this is great, as well.

  4. This looks so amazing. I haven’t had a smoothie in a long time. I might need to make this one up.

  5. Omg! My husband is not a fan of breakfast either. I should turn him on to smoothies for breakfast! This peanut butter banana smoothie looks delicious. My favorite is strawberry banana, but I’ll definitely give this a try!

  6. My aunt made smoothies in the morning when I was staying with her for a week recently, and I have to say… I LOVED them! I think I need to start making these more often at home. Loving this recipe!

  7. This sounds yummy and I am forever not eating in the morning, maybe I’ll be a morning smoothie girl too

  8. I agree, I don’t like eating until a couple hours after I wake up either. I do enjoy smoothies, I don’t like my blender, its too much work cleaning. So I am going to get another one when we get back to the states.

  9. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie is my all-time favorite smoothie. I have a go-to recipe I always use. I’m intrigued by your recipe. It’s different from mine and I can’t wait to try it. Looks so delicious!

  10. I just love a banana milkshake, so I have to try this smoothie as well. Thanks for the recipe. Just pinned it to remember.

  11. I should make something like this every day. I am exercising very regularly now and I know I need some protein for my muscles. I will definitely try this.

  12. I always add peanut butter to my smoothies. They give it a nice protein boost.

  13. I would think the would taste to good to be good for you!! I love anything else peanut butter.

  14. I drink a smoothie every morning too! I have chronic pain and my pain specialist actually gave me a recipe that has spices in it that combats inflammation. Cinnamon, turmeric, chia seeds, ground flax seed, hemp hearts – It’s really good.

  15. What a great breakfast to go. We are always rushing out of the house in the morning that we rarely have time to sit down and enjoy breakfast together. I would make this peanut butter banana smoothie for each one of us so that I can be assured that we all had a healthy breakfast even on the go.

  16. Not always easy to eat breakfast every morning and I know it is important meal of the day. You smoothies with peanut butter and banana which I happen to like both sound like the perfect drink to make and take.

  17. This looks really tasty! I love healthy things that taste amazing and I’m sure this is awesome!

  18. Havent made smoothies in a really long time, but really love them as a meal! This one looks super yummy and filling! Gotta try it!

  19. I’m all about smoothies. I can’t have peanut butter right now. Apparently it’s related to Birch Trees, which are in bloom – go figure. I’ll be able to have peanut butter in the summer though. Anything that’s in bloom – relative I have to stay away from just for the season.

    I could replace the peanut butter with almond butter though. 🙂 It looks so good!

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Minus the oats this sounds delicious treat or even breakfast on the go. Actually I think I might go back one right now.

  21. This sounds like a great smoothie recipe! I love anything with peanut butter and oats in it!

  22. I do love smoothies. I ate a lot of banana smoothies when I was pregnant with my daughter.

  23. This looks so good! Makes for a great on the go breakfast or snack! I like how you show us the portions and what it is all supposed to look like.

  24. I have never tried oatmeal in my smoothies. This would be great for an afternoon snack for my boys.

  25. There is seriously nothing more delicious than peanut butter and bananas! Perfect way to wake up every morning.

  26. I love to make this, except with my PB2 powdet. It’s a great after workout smoothie.

  27. I never thought of putting rolled oats into my smoothie…thanks for the suggestion, I’ll definitely be doing this with the next time I make one.

  28. I also love the smoothie combination of peanut butter and bananas. Cherry smoothies are another favorite of mine.

  29. This looks amazing. I’ve been working on healthy eating and upping my protein. I’ll be giving this a try for breakfast tomorrow.

  30. Oh my gosh, smoothies are my favorite drinks to have. I’ve never tried peanut butter and banana smoothie before but it sure sounds so tasty.

  31. You should name it the Elvis smoothie because he liked peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I am like you and don’t wake up hungry but I catch up unfortunately later. I will try this smoothie for my kids.

  32. Huge peanut butter lover over here! That looks amazing! I’ll definitely be trying this out for breakfast tomorrow.

  33. I must absolutely try this smoothie!
    So yummy!

  34. I’m not a huge breakfast eater either but I often make smoothies with almond milk and bananas. I’ve never thought of adding the peanut butter but that is a great idea since I am a vegetarian.

  35. Hmm, perfection! I love peanut butter and bananas, and I totally love them in smoothie form!

  36. I would really love to try this. I’ve been meaning to try a peanut butter and banana sandwich but it’s been year and I haven’t yet. This looks great!

  37. It was already composed of nutrients our body needed for a whole day. Such a complete breakfast.

  38. I totally need to try this. It looks like a nutritious and yummy way to start to day. Not to mention, chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combination.

  39. I eat a lot of smoothies for breakfast. I make one very similar but I don’t add rolled oats. I guess I should try that.

  40. That looks good. My son would love that. Definitely works for a healthy snack.

  41. I think the chocolate chips are the central part of this recipe. I do love peanut butter and banana though. Sounds awesome.

  42. Oh this sounds good. My BF just made a banana shake the other day and it sounded so good. I want to make one of these with powdered peanut butter.

  43. Oh my god! This is the best healthy smoothie I have ever seen, especially as I really love peanut butter and banana together x

  44. We love smoothies! This looks delicious and simple to make and I am adding it to our smoothie list! Thank you for sharing ❤

  45. This smoothie looks good – I’ll have to try it!

  46. Umm, yum! This sounds and looks super delish. And I love that there are no greens in it! LOL

  47. You had me at peanut butter. It’s the yummiest food ever and makes for a perfect breakfast smoothie!

  48. I love peanut butter… and bananas. I also struggle with being hungry early in the mornings – so much that my stomach will make embarrassing grumbling sounds. I’ll have to try this sometime. It looks like I need the protein.

  49. my Mom loves bananas. This looks like it has great texture, I bet she’d enjoy it.

  50. Peanut butter is great because it’s filling. It’s perfect for diets as well. This sounds like an awesome smoothie recipe! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  51. Sounds good. Smoothies are my all time favorite. I will try this smoothie for sure.

  52. ooo this looks perfect and delicious! Smoothies are always a big hit in this house and banana is a staple ingredient that the boys enjoy!

  53. This looks delicious. I have been making smoothies in the mornings lately because it is a super simple way to get in a good breakfast. I have actually used oatmeal in mine, and the texture wasn’t terrible but you are right about rolled oats being better.

  54. Definitely a rewarding and refreshing treat after a busy and tiring day. Love it!

  55. This is going to tast amazing! Especially because you added banana lolll!

  56. This looks awesome!
    I like all the ingredients.

  57. This looks like a total treat!!! I love that it’s healthy too, fab recipe!

  58. Peanut butter and banana? yay! Im gonna try this one!

  59. I love banana and peanut butter for breakfast! This is definitely a must try!

  60. This looks so yummy! I love smoothies!!

  61. I’m a great morning smoothie drinker too. We don’t do peanuts much due to our son’s allergies.

  62. Im not the biggest fan of smoothies but when I do enjoy them they involve peanut butter every time! This looks really great would love to try it with almond milk!

  63. This looks super yum! I am not a fan of eating right away because it hurts my tummy when i eat right away. But I think i could definetly try this, and i know my kids would love it too!

  64. I love starting the day with a smoothie. I think adding peanut butter makes it feel more decadent too, without it weighing you down. Love it!

  65. I need to begin my days with a smoothie like this one! Looks so DELISH!! thanks for sharing

  66. Smoothies are my go-to breakfast when I don’t have time or if I don’t feel like preparing a full meal. You get so much nutrients and it’s very filling as well. This looks like a yummy recipe!

  67. Woo! My hubby would probably love this as he is all about peanut butter and chocolate. Thanks for the recipe!

  68. Gotta love this smoothie! Looks and sounds really delicious!

  69. Yum, robin this look amazing! I so want to try this out. xx

  70. I tried this recipe this Morning and it was so delicious. I added some honey and flaxseed to mine, but it was still delish! I will be keeping this one in my recipe file. Thanks for sharing.

  71. I love starting my day with a smoothie! The kids love them too! Thanks for the new idea!

  72. I love all of the stuff you post. This looks like a great treat to satisfy a sweet tooth!

  73. I love peanut butter and banana smoothie. Too bad peanut butter is no longer allowed in our house because my son is allergic to it. Otherwise, I would be making this tomorrow.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  74. I love all kinds of smoothie! banana and peanuts? I’m taking it!

  75. My kiddo is going to love that smoothie. Le loves peanut butter and is a big fan of smoothies. A perfect breakfast recipe for those busy mornings.

  76. I am not big on eating breakfast either but I try to eat something anyway. Our family loves smoothies. My favorite one is usually made with banana, orange juice and strawberries – simple but delicious!

  77. I’m not a breakfast person either. It’s hard to make myself eat anything. I go for smoothies too. I’m loving this one.

  78. My kids love anything banana. We adore our smoothies around here and are always experimenting. We will add this one to the list!

  79. You had me at peanut butter. I feel like if I add peanut butter to anything, I will love it, haha!

  80. Peanut butter and banana are two of my faves! Give me that smoothie and nobody gets hurt, haha.

    xx, Kusum |

  81. I am a huge smoothie fan. I have recently become a big fan of peanut butter. This would be a smoothie recipe that I would really love.

  82. I like that you can whip it up so quickly. I’ve never had pb in a smoothie, but it sounds good to me!

  83. This sounds so good! A great healthy snack for the kids!

  84. This looks delicious! And it is so easy to prepare!

  85. I love the taste of peanut butter and banana. What a great way to start your day!

  86. I love it! I’ll try to do this one of these days. Thanks for the recipe!

  87. I’m not a big breakfast person either. I do love brunch though. I have to force myself to eat and lately I’ve been bad about it. I love a good green smoothie. It’s easy to whip up, nutritious and filling. I tend to make the same smoothie over and over so I’m going to give this one a try.

  88. This is really looks delicious and fantastic! I really love making smoothies every morning.

  89. Looks a perfect smoothies! I would love to try this with my hubby

  90. Yummy! All of my favorites blended into a delicious healthy smoothie. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  91. I never tried this mix before, and I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to smoothies.Will have to give it a try.

  92. This is a great combination! I love having peanut butter and banana, also loving that it is healthy!

  93. I too can’t eat for at least 1 (not 2) hours in the morning. You’re right that smoothies might be the perfect solution but do they come with caffein?

  94. This sounds really good! I might want to add some chocolate in there. Yum!

  95. This looks real good but since I just started the paleo diet I’d have to change out a couple things like the oats and the peanut butter.

  96. Thanks for this smoothie. My kids love cold drinks and bananas so this would be a perfect fit.

  97. Absolutely looks yummy, I love this banana smoothie and I bet my hubby would love this too.

  98. I really need to get my magic bullet back from my mom so that I could make this yummy smoothie. I’ve never had peanut butter in my smoothie, sounds really yummy