Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Salty & sweet Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or afternoon snack. It’s a perfect combination of flavors!

Smoothies are the best quick and easy breakfast, and they hardly require any ingredients! I usually opt for a fruity smoothie like Strawberry Banana or Peach, but sometimes I like to have something a little more indulgent like this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie!

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie in a glass with a straw.

healthy, sweet, and creamy!

I am a banana girl. I eat one almost every single day. If not on toast with peanut butter and honey, then in a delicious smoothie, like this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.

Bananas are essential in all my smoothies. Bananas take it from good to great because they add natural sweetness and help make it creamier.

In the heat of summer, smoothies are a daily thing in our home, but we really enjoy the taste of smoothies all year long! They are cold and refreshing, and help me get in more fruit, veggies (hello yummy Spinach Green Smoothie!), and protein!

Like all my smoothies, this easy Peanut Butter Smoothie gets extra protein in addition to the peanut butter because I use Greek yogurt which is super high in protein and makes it extra creamy. It’s practically a dessert!

Ingredients in blender to make banana peanut butter smoothie.

Make an easy banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie is so easy to make. Well, I guess all smoothies are but this one only has four ingredients, five if you add the ice.

USE FROZEN BANANAS. If using frozen bananas, do not add extra ice. Even with room-temperature bananas, you only need to add ice if your goal is to have a thick smoothie, otherwise, it will be more on the thin side.

JUST BLEND! Toss all the ingredients into your blender and puree until it’s nice and smooth. Pour the smoothie into glasses and add a straw.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, heat up some peanut butter and drizzle a little on top. Relax and sip away!

Smoothie Tips

Banana tips:

  • Use ripe or overripe bananas. They’re sweeter and become creamier when blended.
  • Keep a stash of frozen bananas: buy several bananas and allow them to ripen on the counter then slice. Place banana slices in separate baggies. Place smaller baggies in a larger freezer-safe airtight container. Pull from the freezer and blend into your smoothies!

Allergy substitutions. If you have food allergies don’t worry! You can still enjoy this fresh Banana Smoothie with a substitution or two. 

  • Peanut Butter can be replaced with nut butter like almond butter, cashew butter, pecan butter, even or sunflower butter.
  • Milk. To make this dairy-free use non-dairy milk: almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, or even water.
  • Yogurt can be replaced with almond, cashew, or coconut-based yogurt.
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie in a glass with peanut butter drizzle.

make a healthy smoothie

Is this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Healthy? Yes and no. This shake is healthier than a bowl of sugary cereal, but not as healthy as scrambled eggs.

This shake does have a fair amount of sugar. However, you can easily lower this amount by checking the nutrition information on the peanut butter, yogurt, and milk. Substitute “regular” versions with ones that have lower sugar.

Add extra nutrients with healthy add-ins: 

  • Add ½-1 tsp of any of the following: chia seeds, flax seeds, wheat germ, nutritional yeast, or fiber.
  • Add a scoop of vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter, or banana protein powder. 
  • Toss in a handful of spinach.
  • Add extra flavor with sliced strawberries, blueberries, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or cocoa powder.
  • Sweeten it up naturally with ½ -1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup. You can also use Stevia or Swerve.

Storing info

STORE. Leftover smoothie mix can be kept in the refrigerator for about a day. Store the smoothie in an airtight container. Make sure to fill the container to the top.

The less air in the container the better. Adding a little lemon or lime will also help prevent oxidation.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe in two glasses with straws.

For more smoothie recipes:

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

5 from 11 votes
Salty & sweet Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or afternoon snack. It's a perfect combination of flavors!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 281 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • ice optional


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Drizzle on more peanut butter if desired.

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About Melanie

Melanie is the cook and photographer behind the blog Garnish & Glaze. When she’s not playing princesses with her two little girls, she’s experimenting in the kitchen. She takes simple ingredients and creates everything from healthy dinners to indulgent desserts.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love all types of smoothies. I am going to try peanut butter banana smoothie on this weekend. It looks delicious yet healthy.

  2. I adore a wide range of smoothies. I am will attempt nutty spread banana smoothie on this end of the week. It looks scrumptious yet sound.

  3. 5 stars
    A great recipe to make my holiday more joyful. I will try this. It’s looking delicious. Thanks, Melanie for sharing this amazing recipe. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe. I made this smoothie yesterday and it was soo yum!! My children loved this..I would definitely make this again and again. Thanks a lot ?

  5. 5 stars
    This is perfect for my healthy eating goals and it totally satisfies my sweet tooth!! If you’re a peanut butter fanatic you will LOVE this recipe 🙂