Indulge in the creamy goodness of our peanut butter smoothie recipe. Discover a perfect blend of nutrition and flavor in this easy-to-make smoothie. Elevate your breakfast or snack game with this frugal and delicious treat that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds!
Sometimes all I want is a decadent smoothie, but if I were being honest, I get tired of fruity flavored smoothies all the time. Somedays, I want sweet, but I don’t want to consume a ton of sugar. This peanut butter smoothie is a perfect fit when I get those sweet cravings. It lets me tame my sweet tooth while getting a quick nutrition punch at the same time. It’s got the amazing creamy texture of a peanut butter shake while helping me feel amazing!
Are smoothies good for you?
As I said, this peanut butter smoothie recipe is packed with good stuff for your body. The peanut butter itself is heart healthy and full of healthy fats. Peanut butter is a good source of protein, but we’re kicking those amounts up by using a yummy vanilla protein powder to boost it. The recipe itself calls for peanut butter powder since it is less messy, but you can also use creamy peanut butter if that is all you have on hand.
You’ll also be using brewers yeast. Brewers yeast can help increase your energy levels, support your immune system and is packed with chromium, protein, selenium, potassium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Because we want to keep the nutrition of the smoothie the same, do not substitute the yeast for a different type. Doing so will change the benefits.
Bananas give your smoothie a peanut butter banana flavor while adding much needed potassium to the mix. You can use fresh banana slices or use frozen banana when you make it. Either one will work just as well.
Rolled oats make this a sort of oatmeal smoothie and add heart healthy whole grains to the mixture. Like I said, it really packs a punch nutritionally!
Finally, you’ll be adding ground flaxseed. I’ve talked about the benefits of adding flaxseed to your diet before and since it’s one of my favorite ingredients, I love that to add it when I make my own peanut butter smoothie. It doesn’t get much better than a fantastic tasting drink that is also packed with the nutrients that our bodies need.
What variations can I do with this peanut butter smoothie?
This peanut butter banana smoothie recipe can be made with quite a few variations that will change up the taste and textures.
If you want more of a milkshake consistency, change the amount of non-dairy milk you add. I would steer away from using cow or goats milk in this recipe as it can add sugar and carbs that the original recipe does not have. Instead, use almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, oat milk or even coconut milk.
Finally, if you want to use something other than ground flax seeds or you want to add even more nutrition, add hemp seeds or chia seeds to your smoothie as well. Both have their own benefits are fit well!
Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.6-8 ice cubes, 1 tsp. Ground Flaxseed, 1 tsp. Brewers Yeast, 2 Tbsp. Cacao Powder, 2 Tbsp. Peanut butter powder, 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder, 1/4 C. old fashioned oats, 1 medium banana, 1 C. vanilla almond milk, 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips
- Blend until smooth. Serve cold.
- Do not substitute Brewer’s Yeast for any other type of yeast.
- Nutrition information is auto-calculated. As such, please use caution and calculate on your own.