This Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie is my go to healthy breakfast that takes just a few minutes to throw together and tastes like ice cream :D Legit one of my FAVORITE smoothie recipes on the blog.

Considering I have a ridiculous amount of smoothie recipes on my blog at this point, it’s a little crazy that I don’t already have a peanut butter banana recipe. I make a version of this smoothie ALL of the time so I figured that I would document my go to recipe for you.

As the weather starts to warm up in the spring (it’s not really spring yet but I like to pretend), I always find myself reaching for smoothies more often in the mornings. I’m not sad about that one little bit since most of my smoothies (while still healthy) just taste like a big cup of creamy ice cream. Ice cream for breakfast on the reg is the kind of life that I want to live.

side shot of a peanut butter smoothie being poured into a clear glass. banana slices and fresh peanut butter around the glass. subway tile backdrop in the background

As with most of my smoothies, I tried to make this one flexible. I often offer an alternative for bananas (it’s crazy how many people can’t/ don’t want to eat bananas). But since it’s a star ingredient in this peanut butter smoothie, I’ll refrain :)

The kinds of yogurt and the milk that you use are completely up to you. I used almond milk and greek yogurt but if desired, you can use regular milk or a dairy free alternative yogurt. Whatever works best for your diet.

I’ve made this several times with frozen cauliflower in it as well. This is a GREAT way to squeeze in some extra nutrients without even knowing it’s there. Works particularly great when making this smoothie for small children (who will TOTALLY know if you try and put kale in there….don’t even try that, mmkay!).

top down shot of a peanut butter banana smoothie with banana slices and drizzled peanut butter on top

Ingredients in this Banana Smoothie:

  • Banana– I always keep frozen bananas in my freezer for just this occasion. AND frozen is definitely best in this recipe is it results in a much creamier smoothie! If all else fails though, an unfrozen banana will still totally work. You cna throw a few ice cubes in to give it a cold and creamy texture.
  • Milk– I’ve been on a big oat milk kick lately but really any kind works here. You could also swap the milk for water if desired.
  • Yogurt– I like to use a plain, unflavored and unsweetened dairy-free yogurt (Forager Project is my favorite for smoothies) but again, really anything works well here. You could even use a flavored yogurt as desired.
  • Peanut Butter– MOST often, I use a simple runny peanut butter when making this banana smoothie. However, you could also leave out the natural peanut butter and instead use peanut butter powder. It’ll still have the delicious peanut butter taste but with less fat and calories (if that’s something you’re worried about :)).

How to make this easy peanut butter smoothie:

As far as smoothie making goes, this banana smoothie is pretty par for the course. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy and smooth! Sometimes I need to add a little extra milk or water to get the blender going and make the smoothie a bit thinner.

Simple. Delicious!

I could have this for breakfast every single day.

side shot of a peanut butter smoothie with fresh banana slices on top and peanut butter drizzled over the top

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See how to make this Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie here:

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large or 2 small 1x


This Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie is my go to healthy breakfast that takes just a few minutes to throw together and tastes like ice cream :D


  • 1 frozen banana*
  • ½ cup of milk (any kind you desire)
  • ½ cup of yogurt (you could leave this out if desired or swap it for an equal amount of frozen cauliflower)
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (can also swap out for 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powder)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothie. If needed, add a little more liquid (even just water works okay) to get the blender going a bit more.
  2. ENJOY!


*your banana doesn’t *have* to be frozen but the smoothie won’t be as thick and creamy. It WILL still be very tasty with a non-frozen banana though!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 501
  • Sugar: 26.6 g
  • Sodium: 443.4 mg
  • Fat: 20.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.8 g
  • Protein: 19.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.7 mg

Keywords: banana smoothie, peanut butter smoothie, healthy smoothie recipe