Drinks

May 28, 2020

Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie makes a great breakfast or post-workout recovery snack! It’s a great source of protein, omega-3 fats, potassium, calcium, and natural sugars to fuel your body.

The gym has been open for almost two weeks now and my body is loving every minute of it. I’ve never been very motivated to work out at home, but physically going to the gym pumps me up and pushes me to exercise even harder. Since, I work out in the mornings, I’m always whipping up an easy post-workout breakfast to replenish my muscles with protein, fats, and vitamins. This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is my absolute favorite!

Whether you need a recovery meal or not, this smoothie is rich, creamy, and honestly the best flavor combo out there. It’s made with a ripe banana, almond milk, Greek Yogurt, peanut butter powder, chia seeds, and a dash of cocoa powder to maximize your protein, potassium, and calcium intake with a good dose of omega-3 fats to give your body an extra boost of energy!

Made with only 6 ingredients in less than 5 minutes, this smoothie is a great source of plant-based protein, omega-3 fats, potassium, calcium, and natural sugars to fuel your body.

Delicious and Nourishing Ingredients

You’ll notice I’ve made some purposeful choices in certain ingredients: almond milk, Greek Yogurt, and peanut butter powder. I don’t recommend trying to substitute any of these except for the milk. Here’s the “why” behind today’s smoothie lineup:

  • Almond milk: there’s already a whopping 31 grams of protein in one serving of this recipe, so I chose a lighter, dairy-free milk to contribute to the creaminess without adding any extra calories or protein. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of almond milk, check out this website!
  • Greek Yogurt: I ALWAYS use Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Greek Yogurt for every smoothie, breakfast, or baking recipe. It’s loaded with protein and fiber without the sugar or fat. Don’t worry, it’s naturally sweetened! If you can’t find this brand, just make sure you’re using a nonfat vanilla Greek Yogurt.
  • Peanut butter powder: my favorite brand is Crazy Richards and I always keep it on hand. You get the classic PB flavor with less calories and fat, and this brand has no added sugar OR salt! I’m very selective about when I use the powder instead of the real butter, and this is one of those times. It helps to thicken the smoothie and balance the macronutrients overall!
  • Frozen banana: using a frozen one helps thicken the smoothie and keep it cold. If you only have a fresh one, make sure to add some ice cubes!

Made with only 6 ingredients in less than 5 minutes, this smoothie is a great source of plant-based protein, omega-3 fats, potassium, calcium, and natural sugars to fuel your body.

Of course, don’t forget extra toppings! I always slice up a fresh banana, drizzle some salty peanut butter on top, and sprinkle on mini chocolate chips. If you’re still hungry, I recommend a hearty slice of avocado toast or a fried egg on rice cake to serve on the side!

Craving more breakfast recipes? Make sure to try my Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie and my Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes!

Want to see more recipes that use my favorite peanut butter powder? Grab my “Ka Pai Cooking” eCookbook for dishes like PB Banana Chia Oatmeal and Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps!

Made with only 6 ingredients in less than 5 minutes, this smoothie is a great source of protein, omega-3 fats, potassium, calcium, and natural sugars to fuel your body.

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Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This Creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie makes a great breakfast or post-workout recovery snack! It’s a great source of protein, omega-3 fats, potassium, calcium, and natural sugars to fuel your body.

Author:

Brooke Harmer

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

servings:

1

Ingredients

  • ½ C almond milk (or any milk)
  • ½ C nonfat vanilla greek yogurt
  • ¼ C peanut butter powder
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 banana (frozen)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients IN ORDER to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Top with extra bananas, peanut butter drizzle, or chocolate chips.

Notes

Nutrition