Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
This strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie is a complete, nutritious breakfast in sippable form. It’s a like a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich that you can drink!
While we’re big fans of pancakes here (um, naturally), not every morning requires a pancake breakfast. Some days you need a breakfast that comes together in minutes, and on those days, this strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie is ideal.
This is not one of those smoothies that requires 20 minutes of washing greens and cutting fresh fruit. Nope! The hardest part is scraping the peanut butter out of the tablespoon. When it comes to breakfast smoothies, it doesn’t get much easier than this.
Basically, this strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie is the breakfast smoothie for people who are way too bleary-eyed in the morning to make an elaborate meal for themselves.
About this strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie
It’s also the best breakfast smoothie for kids. Because yes, it’s totally like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in smoothie form.
Every parent knows the chaos of school day mornings—do any kids wake up easily, eat breakfast quickly, and brush their teeth without a dozen reminders? We’re not going to promise that this smoothie takes the chaos out of the morning routine, but it does make it a lot easier to give your kids a nutritious breakfast.
Picky eaters will also love the fact that this is a smoothie without yogurt, so there’s not that yogurt-y tang that so many kids find objectionable. But, as with all smoothies, there are a lot of ways you can customize this recipe!
What you need
- Frozen bananas – Whenever you have overripe bananas to use up, peel them and pop them in the freezer for smoothies and banana pancakes.
- Frozen or fresh strawberries – Using frozen strawberries cuts down on your prep time!
- Peanut butter – Any type is fine, almond butter or other seed/nut butters will also work in this recipe.
- Milk – Use any kind of milk you like. A plant-based milk like almond milk will make this smoothie dairy-free.
- Cinnamon – Just a little bit for some cozy flavor.
How to make it
Combine the ingredients. Pour the milk into your blender, then add the cinnamon, peanut butter, and fruit.
Tip: Adding the milk first will help your blender create a vortex that sucks the rest of the ingredients in; this keeps air pockets from forming.
Blend. Turn on your blender and slowly turn the dial from low speed to high, processing until the smoothie is completely smooth, without any lumps or chunks.
Tip: If your blender is struggling, turn it off, stir the contents, and then turn the blender back on. If it continues to struggle, you can add more milk.
Yes, peanut butter adds protein, which will increase your satiety. Peanut butter is also a great source of healthy fatty acids, amino acids, and magnesium.
Any kind of creamy peanut butter will work in this recipe, whether it’s the traditional kind that’s stable at room temperature, or the natural variety that needs to be stirred.
Fresh fruit can be used instead of frozen fruit; you can add some ice cubes to your blender if you want your smoothie frosty and cold, but it’s not necessary. The resulting smoothie will be a bit thinner if your fruit isn’t frozen, but still delicious.
How to make this strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie your own
- Add more protein. You can make this strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie with yogurt for added protein, or include a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder. You might also like our protein pancakes!
- Make it with oats. Soak 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats in 1/4 cup of milk until they soften and add this to the blender to incorporate some whole grain benefits.
- Turn it into a bowl. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and add your favorite smoothie bowl toppings.
- Make it peanut-free. Use almond butter instead of peanut butter, or make it nut-free by using sunflower seed butter.
Make Ahead Ideas
I don’t recommend making this smoothie in advance and keeping it in the fridge. But, you can meal prep your strawberry banana peanut butter smoothies by placing all of the ingredients except the milk in a freezer bag, then dumping this into your blender and adding the milk then.
Alternatively, you can make the smoothies, then portion them into freezer bags and freeze them. Let them thaw overnight and enjoy in the morning.
If you have leftover smoothie, you can keep it in the fridge for up to a day. The smoothie will separate a bit, so give it a good stir before you finish it.
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Get the Recipe: Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- You can meal prep your strawberry banana peanut butter smoothies by placing all of the ingredients except the milk in a freezer bag, then dumping this into your blender and adding the milk then.
- Alternatively, you can make the smoothies, then portion them into freezer bags and freeze them. Let them thaw overnight and enjoy in the morning, or blend with a little ice before enjoying.
- If you have leftover smoothie, you can keep it in the fridge for up to a day. The smoothie will separate a bit, so give it a good stir before you finish it.