Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl
This peanut butter banana smoothie bowl tastes like a dessert, but it’s really a healthy breakfast! It’s creamy, naturally sweetened, and perfect for adding all your favorite toppings.
If you’re looking for a smoothie bowl that’s hearty, filling, and substantive enough to fuel you through a marathon (or a busy morning), look no further than this peanut butter banana smoothie bowl. It’s absolutely loaded with protein, healthy fats, and fruit.
Just as notable is the stuff it’s not loaded with—namely, a bunch of added sugar to make it sweeter. Instead, this healthy peanut butter banana smoothie bowl recipe is sweetened only with bananas.
About this peanut butter banana smoothie bowl recipe
Making this protein-packed smoothie bowl is no more difficult than making a traditional smoothie—just blend everything together, but instead of pouring it into a glass or cup, pour it into a bowl so you can eat it with a spoon. Easy!
The fun when it comes to making smoothie bowls is piling on the toppings. Drizzle your peanut butter banana smoothie bowl with chocolate (or chocolate syrup), add strawberry slices, sprinkle on chocolate chips, granola, homemade nutella, or nuts—whatever you like!
For another take on smoothie bowls, try our berry smoothie bowl recipe! If you love fruity smoothies, check out our peach smoothie and cherry smoothie too. You could make those smoothies a little thicker (more ice or less liquid) and turn them into smoothie bowls as well.
What you need
For the smoothie bowl:
- Frozen ripe bananas – The riper the banana, the sweeter your smoothie bowl will be; ripe bananas also have a more assertive banana flavor.
- Peanut butter – To keep your smoothie bowl healthy, choose a variety that doesn’t have any added sugar.
- Almond milk – Dairy milk or another plant-based milk is fine, too.
- Vanilla extract
For the toppings:
- We recommend granola, sliced almonds, chocolate chips, sliced banana, chocolate drizzle, but use whatever you’d like!
How to make it
Combine the ingredients. Place all of the smoothie ingredients in your blender and blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
Tip: Pour the liquids in first, then layer in the peanut butter and bananas. Starting with liquid ingredients helps create a vortex in your blender, pulling all the rest of the ingredients towards the blade as it runs.
Finish. Pour the smoothie into a large bowl and garnish with your desired toppings.
Using frozen fruit—especially bananas—helps create a nice, thick smoothie mixture for a smoothie bowl. If your smoothie still needs thickening, try blending in rolled oats.
This peanut butter banana smoothie bowl is super creamy thanks to the frozen bananas and peanut butter. Other smoothie bowls may have other ingredients, like yogurt or rolled oats, added to make them creamy.
Serve your smoothie bowl cold and eat it with a spoon!
How to make this peanut butter banana smoothie bowl your own
Here are some ideas for switching up your peanut butter banana smoothie bowl:
- Make it lighter. You can use powdered peanut butter (like PB2) instead of regular peanut butter to make this recipe less calorie dense.
- Make it fiber-rich. Swap one of the bananas with 1/3 cup of rolled oats to add more fiber to your smoothie bowl.
- Make it nut-free. Use sunflower butter instead of peanut butter to make your smoothie bowl nut-free.
Make Ahead Ideas
This peanut butter banana smoothie bowl is best served right away, but it can be frozen without the toppings for up to 4 months in a freezer bag or airtight container. It will last only a few hours in the refrigerator.
To serve, let the smoothie thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then transfer to a bowl and add your desired toppings.
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Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 3 frozen ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- sliced almonds
- chocolate chips
- sliced banana
- chocolate drizzle
- In a blender or food processor, blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk, and vanilla extract until very smooth and creamy.
- Pour smoothie mixture into a bowl and top with desired toppings.
- Serve cold right away and enjoy.
- This peanut butter banana smoothie is best served right away but can be frozen without the toppings for up to 4 months in a freezer. It will last only a few hours in a refrigerator.