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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe |

So, pretty sure I saw a massive bag of over-ripe bananas on sale at the store last week for $0.88 and bought…

…TWO bags.

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…

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe |

As with any smoothie, this one takes about 2.1938 minutes to make. Super duper easy. Here’s how:

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe |

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.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe |


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe |

Pop them all in your blender and pulse until smooth…

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe |

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.


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe |

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  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 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!

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


You’ll love this peanut butter banana smoothie!! It’s easy to make, and packed with protein-rich ingredients that will give you lots and lots of energy.


  • 1 large banana (peeled)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (store-bought or homemade)


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients.  Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

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182 comments on “Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie”

  1. Peanut butter in a smoothie! Ah this looks super delicious! I love that you added yogurt and bananas, my Fave :D

  2. Not much beats this classic combo! Looks like the perfect Friday afternoon snack!

  3. Awesome smoothie! Peanut butter + banana is one of my favorite combos!

  4. I’m not a banana fan but you’ve seriously got me craving this smoothie! Well done :)

  5. I also add about 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder – no extra sweetness, but some great nutrients and it lessens my desire for chocolate in another form.

  6. I love peanut butter banana smoothies! I make mine with vanilla almond milk and it’s really yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. frozen bananas are magic!


  7. Man, this looks lovely!! So yummy.

  8. These all look good enough to be dessert!

  9. This looks like the perfect breakfast. Love!

  10. This will start my day off right!

  11. Aside from REALLY wanting a smoothie now, you’ve got me really wanting a decent blender too.

  12. This is one of my absolute favorite smoothies. I love it after my workouts and as a late night snack. Your photos have me wanting to grab a straw.

  13. My husband and I each had this for breakfast this morning and we are in love with them. So delicious and simple. I wish our bananas had been a little more ripe, but we added some sugar, a bit more vanilla, and they were perfection! And it’s almost lunchtime and I’m not even the slightest bit hungry. Yay for delicious and filling!

  14. I just got this new milk that was an almond and coconut blend. It has been amazing in smoothies.

  15. I was wondering if you could use frozen fruits and avoid the ice or do you need the ice. My kids are forever forgetting to fill our ice trays. Makes me crazy.
    Lisa c

  16. Love the peanut butter banana smoothie, I have gastroparesis and I am only able to tolerate a mostly liquid diet. I was wondering how many calories are in the smoothie and also it says it’s for 2 servings, mine only came out to maybe a cup and a half. What is a serving size? I was looking at your picture of it and it looks like a lot more than I wound up with.

    • Hi Trish,

      I can’t remember, but I may have made extra for the photos. For nutrition facts, you can reference Sorry, we do not have the tools to calculate 100% accurate nutrition facts for the site, so I refer people to My Fitness Pal for a close estimate.


  17. Oh my gosh – I literally JUST finished making this and YUM!!!

  18. Question: if I wanted to add real almonds to this, how could I and how many as to not to overpower the rest of the yummy ingredients?

  19. Love this recipe! Thank you for it! I have a question – if I use vanilla greek yogurt (Chobani, to be exact) should I omit the vanilla extract? I love vanilla but I enjoy the other flavors in this. Thanks for any suggestion!

  20. Goats milk makes it extra good !

  21. Wow! I just love banana and peanut butter together, but in a smoothie too?!? This is definitely going to be tomorrow’s breakfast! Just wondering, how does an ordinary blender go with the ice? Cos I’m looking to upgrade. I’ve been reading about the Optimum 9400 and it seems to be a cheaper equivelant to the Vitamix. What’s your opinion?

    • Hey Emily!

      I actually don’t know much about that model. Most blenders do a decent job with ice, but to be sure, the power that comes with a Vitamix or Blendtec or other high powered blenders definitely grind up ice much easier. Let me know what you find out though! :)


  22. As someone trying to get over my sugar addiction, this was a lifesaver tonight when I craved something sweet and delicious!
    I omitted the ice cubes in lieu of my frozen bananas and it was amazing! Thank you so much for helping me keep my goals on track!

  23. Thank you so much for pinning this smoothie. Finally, something I think I can make and enjoy. I’ll let you know my results!

  24. I add spinach to this same combo.  And love it!

  25. How many calories are in the peanut butter banana shake?

  26. sounds yummy!! How much flax seed should I add? I don’t want it to overpower it!

  27. Yummy!!! Just made the Peanut Butter/Banana Smoothie and its really good.  Its not very over powering of any ingredient.  I made it after my workout and it filled me up.  It was first time using Almond Milk so delicious.  I will try the other recipes as well.

  28. Do you have the nutrition fact.

    • I’m sorry Alma, but we actually don’t publish nutrition facts on the site. The nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, many of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. Hope this was helpful!

  29. Peel ripe bananas ( the riper the sweeter and healthier) and put them in a bag in the freezer.  When ready to make smoothie, put liquid in first and inch cubes of the frozen bananas in last.  Blend. You won’t need any ice because the frozen bananas make it like a milk shake.  Yum Yum!  Enjoy!!! 

  30. I love the makings for this smoothie – so simple & so good. It makes a nice surprise for your significant other on a Sunday morning, or ANY day for breakfast/Brunch.

  31. I put wheatgrass powder in this smoothly since I tried so many other ways to mask the horrible taste .  I cannot get over how hood this smoothy tastes even with the wheatgrass. I am going to have this every day… It is so filling, healthy and tasty. I didn’t try freezing the bananas but am going to do that too!! That’s so much for posting this smoothy… Although mine doesn’t look as good.. It is very green!

  32. Hi! I love the recipe but does anyone have any tips for making it vegan? Is there a simple vegan substitution that I can use instead of yogurt? I do have soy yogurt but I don’t know if that jump is too big or if it will change the consistency? Thanks!

  33. Im in love, I made this today for my husband and myself. Delicious, I definitely will be drinking these a lot!!!! Thank you

  34. Absolutely love how you made something so simple look so amazing. Your graphic design skills are awesome! Your pictures are beautiful! 

  35. Hi, does anyone out there know how to adjust this for a nutribullet I tried to make this and ended up with quite a few ice shavings still intact and even a couple of lumpy banana pieces that weren’t blended.

    Also, if anyone with diabetes is out there, is this ok for diabetics?

  36. These are some awesome smoothie recipes?????????thanks

  37. Yum! I used almond butter instead of peanut butter. 

  38. I’ve been on this for quite some time. I make this for breakfast and lunch. Good combo and very nutritious. It’s a delicious way to lose some pounds. ;)

  39. Hey! I love this smoothie!!! You can also add some kale in it because it doesn’t change the flavor or texture, but you can sneak in some healthy greens in there. Also you can eat banana peel. Just cut the banana in half through in both sides with the the peel. This gives it more of a banana taste and also provides you with all of the vitamins that banana peels have in them. It’s is my go-to smoothie!!

    • Thanks for sharing Emily, we bet kale would be awesome in this! We’re happy you like the smoothie! :)

  40. I don’t personally care for almond milk. Can I use regular milk for this recipe?

    • Yes, you can use whatever kind of milk you like! We hope you enjoy the smoothie! :)

  41. What is the purpose of the yogurt? Does it make it smooth, etc. (Cause I don’t have any on me right now and I’m too lazy to go out-do I need to include it?)

    • It’s for thickness and creaminess — you can skip it if you want, it will just be a thinner consistency.

  42. I didn’t have greek yogurt on hand, so I adapted this recipe by adding some cacao powder and hemp seeds to complement the peanut butter and blended with my nutribullet. It was delicious, will be making again!!

    • Those sound like awesome adjustments Steph! We’re glad you enjoyed this! :)

  43. I’m going to try this ?

  44. I actually love the combination of peanut butter and banana, I usually eat only those two for breakfast. :D Great list of smoothies by the way, gotta try that detox one. :D

  45. i tried this and it was so good ^-^ im in heaven

  46. This was great! I added 2tbsp protein powder to feel fuller. 

  47. Hello first of all great recipe! Second I was wondering if I could make this without the yogurt? I’m lactose intolerant and can’t eat it. I was going to use almond milk as well. Thanks!

    • Thanks Ali! And yes, you can definitely make this without the yogurt (it won’t be as thick, but it will still be yummy)! We hope you enjoy! :)

  48. I make this a lot and I add 1/2 cup of oats! Very filling and yummy! 

  49. WOW! I just tried this recipe using my Vitamix, after work. What a great little treat! I always slice up my leftover bananas and freeze them before they go bad, so they worked perfectly in this smoothie! Thanks!

  50. Hi Ali,

    I have been following your blog and trying some of your recipes for a while now. But I have to say this peanut butter smoothie recipe is my absolute favorite.

    I’ll definitely be sharing this recipe with my readers on

    Thank you for sharing! Look forward to more tasty smoothie recipes!