Salty, nutty, and sweet. This peanut butter banana smoothie is such a pleasure, it could almost be dessert. Vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.
A peanut butter banana smoothie is flawless in its simplicity. A perfect combination with nothing to stand in its way.
When you don’t want anything to distract from the joy that is PB & banana coming together, this is the smoothie you need.
The salty nuttiness of the peanut butter mellows the gentle sweetness of the banana. Flaxseed increases the whippy viscosity while adding omega 3’s.
Frozen bananas are a must
When it comes to smoothies, frozen bananas are essential.
You could just throw a banana into the blender right after peeling. But giving the banana time to freeze solid means that the smoothie will have a wonderfully creamy texture that it wouldn’t get otherwise. It pushes the smoothie almost into shake category.
To freeze bananas, peel them first. Break them into chunks. Then freeze in a freezer safe resealable bag or glass container.
When you’re ready to use the frozen banana, just pull out as many pieces as you need.
How to make this peanut butter & banana smoothie recipe
Here’s what you’ll need.
Blend the following in a high-speed blender until smooth:
- Non-dairy milk
- Frozen banana chunks
- Peanut butter
- Ground or whole flaxseed
If you’re not using a high-speed blender, you’ll need to grind the whole flaxseeds first in a clean coffee grinder, or use ground flaxseed. (Remember to store opened bags of ground flaxseed in the refrigerator.)
This peanut butter banana smoothie recipe makes enough for two small drinks. Even though they’re on the diminutive side, they’re quite filling with the PB & flaxseed inside. Or you can enjoy it in one tall glass.
Make it your own
Make this smoothie your own by varying the ingredients:
- Use any non-dairy milk you prefer in plain or vanilla – cashew, soy, oat, or almond milk
- Try it with a different nut butter like cashew, almond, walnut, or pistachio butter
- Replace flaxseed with chia seeds or omit it altogether
More smoothie recipes
Here are more smoothie recipes I know you’ll love:
- Cherry smoothie
- Blueberry banana smoothie
- Mango banana smoothie
- Chocolate peanut butter smoothie
- Sweet potato smoothie
Peanut butter banana smoothie
- Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into 2 small glasses & serve.
Content, recipe, and photos updated May 8, 2021. Originally posted March 28, 2017.