Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie as the name suggests is made with Peanut Butter, Bananas, Yogurt, Flaxseeds, vanilla essence, some raw peanuts, and caramel syrup. It's just blending all of these into a smooth smoothie!
Banana smoothies have always been my go-to recipes. Such as this Mango Banana smoothie or this Strawberry Banana smoothie. But, I don't know how I forgot to share with you all the beauty of pairing banana and peanut butter. Seriously readers, if you haven't tried it, then you should try it today. The combination of Peanut Butter and Banana is seriously awesome!
This smoothie is made with zero sugar. Yet, it feels like you have added some sugar in it. However, I have added just a little bit of caramel syrup because I figured that anything banana tastes excellent with caramel. Yet, this step is totally optional.
I would ask you to not add any ice cubes into the glass while pouring the smoothie. This is a thick smoothie. So, if you add water or milk or ice cubes in the glass, it is going to get liquidy. We really don't want that. This should be had with a spoon from the glass.
How to Make Peanut Butter Banana smoothie: Overview
Though you will get the complete step by step recipe with quantity in the recipe card below, I wanted to introduce you to the recipe and the ingredients before we go there.
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- Greek Yogurt - I have used plain greek yogurt as a base for this smoothie. It creates a creaminess in our smoothie. In case you don't have greek yogurt you can add some plain yogurt.
- Caramel Syrup - As I said, this step is totally optional. But, I figured that Banana and Caramel goes really well. Therefore, I add some caramel syrup. And I couldn't complain about it when I had it. The caramel made the bananas and Peanut Butter taste amazing.
- Roasted Peanuts - It would be really good if you can add some roasted peanuts in this smoothie. I know you would be thinking that we are already adding peanut butter, what's the point of it? Well, if you don't want, you can skip it but I would highly recommend you use roasted peanuts. Wondering how? All you got to do is place them without shell in a baking tray at 350F for 7 minutes. You can do the same thing on a stove. Just keep a pan on the stove. Add your peanuts without shell and turn on the heat. Keep the flame on medium and toss the peanuts until you get a toasty sort of smell. It will take just 3 minutes or less. [IMPORTANT] However, please bring it down to room temperature before adding it in the smoothie.
- Bananas - Use frozen bananas as they make the best smoothies. In case you haven't got them you can use normal room temperature bananas.
- Peanut Butter - I used Jif Creamy Peanut Butter as my kids love it. You can use this or skippy or anything you have. However, it would be really really really good if you could use a healthy 100% Natural Peanut Butter.
- Flaxseeds - Flaxseeds could be added as is or you can ground them before you add. But, I have added them just as is. Of Course its easier that way. Flaxseeds will make the smoothie sort of nutty and toasty also add to the goodness and nuttiness of peanut butter.
- Vanilla Essence - A little vanilla makes everything better. My granny used to say that. I don't necessarily add vanilla in all my smoothies. But this has bananas and peanut butter and caramel, I thought, maybe vanilla would add a nice smell to it. And, turns out, I was right.
Some Other Variations:
- Chocolate Chips: Chocolate will make the smoothie even better. We all love the combination of Banana and chocolate and therefore adding some chocolate chips would add a bite to it and make it so much better.
- Chocolate Syrup: In case you don't have chocolate chips go for chocolate syrup it would also create a lovely taste.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 3 tablespoon Greek Yogurt plain
- 3 tablespoon Caramel Syrup homemade or store-bought (optional)
- ¼ Cup Roasted Peanuts
- 1½ tablespoon Flaxseeds
- 2 whole bananas frozen
- 3 tablespoon Peanut Butter natural
- 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- Add all the ingredients in the jar and blend it until smooth and creamy. Don't add water. It should be thick. In case its too runny or liquidy, just add one more banana and it will be back to thick.
- Serve with this fresh banana rounds cut in about 1/2 inch width and some roasted peanuts on top. This should not be drank like a normal smoothie. You will have to take it from the glass with spoons.
- The smoothie should be thick. If it's not, then add one more banana into it.
- I have used Jif Peanut Butter. But, I highly recommend that you use Natural Peanut Butter, if possible. If not, then you can use whatever you got.
- Always use frozen Bananas for this smoothie. Frozen bananas would make the smoothie thick and make it taste fresh.
- Never add ice cubes in the glass before adding this smoothie. Ice cubes would make the smoothie watery and runny. It will ruin the thick taste of this smoothie.
- Add some chocolate chips or some chocolate syrup or some chocolate chunks on the top just to make it taste better.
- Always use roasted peanuts. Adding some roasted peanuts improves the overall taste of this smoothie.
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