So, pretty sure I saw a massive bag of over-ripe bananas on sale at the store last week for $0.88 and bought…
Oh yes. I’ve been going a bit “bananas” this week trying to work them into all sorts of recipes. So keep your eyes “peeled” for some stellar banana baked goods coming soon. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) ;)
But anytime I have good bananas in the house, I can’t resist making one of my favorite protein-rich treats for breakfast — this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie! I posted a version of this back in the early early days of the blog, and then deleted it because the photos looked unbelievably unappetizing. But I’ve tweaked the recipe since then and updated the photos. And lemme tell ya — this is a darn good smoothie.
It’s easy to make, full of all sorts of delicious and healthy and protein-rich ingredients, and it’s the perfect use for ripe or overripe bananas. So tap into your inner Curious George and give it a go…
As with any smoothie, this one takes about 2.1938 minutes to make. Super duper easy. Here’s how:
Let’s start with the ingredients. No big surprises here — just some Greek yogurt, milk (any kind), vanilla, ice and of course the peanut butter and banana. I also usually add in some flax seed and/or chia seeds nowadays, but do what you wish.
Pop them all in your blender and pulse until smooth…
And then this banana-peanut-buttery deliciousness is yours to enjoy. It tastes great, and will give you the energy and nutrients to make your day all the greater as well.
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, store-bought or homemade
To give this some extra chill, try using frozen bananas! :) Often if I bring home more than I can use (before they ripen), I’ll go ahead and peel them, cut them into somewhat small pieces, and pop them in a bag and into the freezer. They’re definitely great to have on hand!
Check out these other great smoothies on the blog too!
It’s very delicious, just wondering how many calories is in it?
ONE WORD… IT WAS SOOO…. AW…AWESOME!!! ITS DELICIOUS AND I USE THIS RECIPE EVERYTIME NOW
Thank you, Kayla, we’re so happy you loved it!
Love it. This is delicious! Will definitely make it again!
Thanks, Nita, we’re glad you enjoyed it!
I tried it today. It was great! Better than the store made ones. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
You’re welcome, we’re so happy you enjoyed it!
Loved this recipe! What made it a go-to in my house, besides it’s ridiculous ease, is how well my kids love it. Thank you for sharing!
Wow! this is amazing! Love the hint of vanilla in it! Way better than the stuff with sugar powder in it! Thanks for posting this – you have now given me my new favorite smoothie!
I grew up on banana peanut butter smoothies! I omit ice and vanilla…. and use frozen bananas….. so good!
Liked it and kids did as well!
I tried this out. It was fucking delicious! I skipped out the cardamon powder because I didn’t have it. But even without that it tasted amazing! I’m totally new in the world of smoothies and can’t wait to try out your other recipes! Thanks a lot for sharing.
Whoops! I meant I skipped out on the Vanilla extract + Ice. I didn’t have either of those and the milk was at room temperature.
Coming up next, going to make your green smoothie (the spinach one). I’m planning to get store brought ginger paste that I’ll keep in the refrigerator (since I find it a chore to grind ginger).
This was a great smoothie. I think what made it extra good was the vanilla extract/flavoring. Mmmmm yummy… as an extra note, I didn’t want to make banana bread so I used really ripe (as in completely brown peel) bananas, yes two because I love banana’s. It would taste the same with one but when they get over ripe then tend to shrink…. One full tummy of approval!!! Loved it!
I see others asking about the nutritional facts for this wonderful smoothie and so I did the breakdown made with 1% milk. I also did full breakdown and added it to the MyFitnessPal app. I hope this was helpful.
Tot. Fat: 5
I absolutely love this. I’m new to the smoothie making process but now this is my good to Breakfast. Going to add Oatmeal in future. Great drink!
This smoothie was absolutely delicious!! Nice and creamy with just the right hints of banana and peanut butter. If you are a fan of bananas and peanut butter I highly recommend!!!
I just made this for breakfast, but instead of vanilla extract, I just used vanilla almond milk. And didn’t use ice cubes. It was so creamy and delicious! I might have to make this every morning!
This is one the BEST Smoothies I have ever made! It is a perfect post workout snack with tons of protein. I also will sometime add a scoop of chocolate protein powder for an extra boost! It is AMAZING!
OH MY! I Have been making my kids smoothies for a while now but this one is by far the house favorite!!! Thanks for sharing!!
AMAZING! I added an extra tbsp of PB for more calories, and it was soo good. Simple and perfect summer smoothie!
Is vanilla extract necessary ??
Needed a quick ‘meal’ before my soccer match. I had bananas & peanut butter in the house so I did a quick search on what I could make and came across your smoothie recipe. Loved it! Used vanilla yoghurt in place of Greek and used 1% milk in place of almond.
This will be my go-to recipe from now on. Thanks for posting … We won our game thanks in part to your smoothie ?. Cheers!
It was very delicious!
I always had trouble getting ready quickly in the morning. Smoothies were always an option but they never seemed to give me enough energy. When I came across this recipe it saved me! So delicious and gives me lots of energy for the day
It’s surprising that something so simple can be so good but YUM!
I didn’t have any almond milk so I threw in a little bit of oats and some water (oat milk substitute?) and also added a couple of chocolate chips. Delicious!
(From France) : Bravo ! Super recette ! Ce smoothie est succulent.
J’en utilise une version plus axée “sport” : banane, lait, beurre de cacahuète et un bon verre de flocons d’avoine. Au niveau des calories et des composants (protéines et hydrates de carbones, c’est le top) !
Bravo ! Super recipe ! This smoothie is delicious.
I use a more sport-oriented version : 1 banana, 2 cup of milk, 1 large tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 cup of oatmeal. In terms of calories and components (proteins and carbohydrates, it’s the top) !
After I blended it, it came out really runny and watery. I had to add more yogurt ad bananas, but it didn’t help. Otherwise, it tastes fairly good, but I had to add honey because of the greek yogurt. I froze it after to help it solidify.
I used cows milk and boy was it delicious!!
Your Banana and all smoothies are really very amazing and I also trying to prepare for me and my family…
I hope they love it.
I absolutely love this recipe and got totally hooked on it this summer. I add a little wheat germ, chia seeds and cinnamon. The cinnamon makes it feel a little more deluxe :)
Thanks for sharing!!
Is it ok if I use regular milk instead of almond milk?
This recipe was incredible! I doubled the recipe so that my husband and I had a glass each. The almond milk I had on hand was unsweetened so I added some honey as well and it was absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing xx