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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This peanut butter banana smoothie with crunchy superfoods like chia and flaxseed tastes just like a creamy milkshake. It’s dairy-free, ready in 5 minutes, high in fiber and protein and is the perfect way to start your day.

Why You’ll Love This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

This creamy peanut butter banana smoothie with hints of vanilla will help you start the day off on the right foot.

  • Tastes like dessert. Earthy cinnamon, bananas, peanut butter, and a splash of banana milk come together so that your breakfast feels more like dessert.
  • Simple. It’s 3-step recipe with simple ingredients.
  • Wholesome. Each sip is filled with chia, flaxseed, and collagen peptides so you can load up on good stuff every morning.
  • Sugar-free. There are no processed sugars in this recipe, only sweet bananas.
Top-view of a peanut butter banana smoothie with a banana slice and peanut butter on top.

What You’ll Need

Sweet bananas, peanut butter, and almond milk make this smoothie recipe taste just like a milkshake. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact amounts.

  • Ice – This is optional.
  • Almond milk – Unsweetened milk is best, but use your favorite.
  • Bananas – Ones that have started to brown are better because they’re sweeter.
  • Collagen peptides – Make sure they’re unflavored.
  • Vanilla extract – You can also go for almond extract.
  • Flaxseed – Ground is best, but you can leave it whole if you don’t mind some crunch.
  • Chia seeds – They add texture and help you stay full, but feel free to skip them.
  • Cinnamon – Nutmeg works too.
  • Peanut butter – Use smooth or chunky.

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie Variations

Leftover fruits or coffee are great ways to enjoy different kinds of banana peanut butter smoothies all week.

  • Tropical-banana. Add 1/4 cup frozen strawberries, diced pineapple, or fresh coconut chunks into the blender for some tropical vibes.
  • Matcha-banana. Add 1-2 teaspoons matcha powder for a bit of refreshing herbiness.
  • Coffee-banana. Swap 1/4-1/2 of the almond milk for your favorite cold brew coffee. The coffee needs to be fully cooled before you add it in.
  • Chocolate-banana. Blend in 1 tablespoon chocolate-hazelnut spread and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder for a dessert-like drink.
2-photo collage with smoothie ingredients in the blender on the left and the finished smoothie to the right.

How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This recipe is easy enough to be a one-step smoothie. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe card.

  • Fill the blender. Add all of the ingredients to the blender. Add the liquid ingredients first to avoid lumps.
  • Blend it. Process everything until smooth. Adjust the consistency to taste by adding more milk.
  • Serve. Pour it into the serving glass. Enjoy!
Glass of peanut butter banana smoothie with a straw.

Tips for Success

Smoothies are already fail-proof recipes, so the only thing left to do is add more flavor through creamy yogurt or maple syrup.

  • Make it creamier. Add 1-2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, evaporated milk, or heavy cream. Blend as usual for a richer smoothie.
  • Sweeten it. If the banana’s sweetness isn’t enough, add raw honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup to taste.
  • Make your own ice. Fill the ice trays with your milk of choice instead of water. Try coconut, almond, or oat milk. Doing this will add more flavor to your smoothie than regular ice.
  • Use cold ingredients. No worries if you’re out of ice, just use as many cold ingredients as possible (bananas, milk, and peanut butter).
  • Add toppings. Top off your smoothie with whipped cream, shredded coconut, almond butter, sliced bananas, or a caramel drizzle.

Can This Be Made in Advance?

Absolutely! Make it up to 2 days in advance. If it starts separating, gently stir it with a spoon and it’ll be as good as new. You can also make ready-to-blend packs by placing everything in a Ziploc bag (except the milk) and freezing it for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy it, add the contents and milk to the blender.

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Peanut butter banana smoothie in a glass with more peanut butter and a banana slice on top.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


This 5-minute peanut butter banana smoothie recipe is an easy, dairy-free breakfast that tastes like a milkshake.


  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 scoops of vital proteins collagen peptides
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter


  1. Add all of your ingredients to a blender. Mix until combined.
  2. Serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 459
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 193 mg
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 29 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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