This Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and absolutely delicious. It’s also really filling, not too sweet and one of the most addictive combos!
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
This recipe is not only easy and nutritious, but also an energizing way to start your day. I’m a huge fun of breakfast, I can’t do without it. Some cereals, milk and fruit are among my favorite food for breakfast.
Unlike my family, I’ve never been able to have a big breakfast first thing in the morning. But smoothies are totally welcomed by my stomach, they make for the ideal morning treat for me, specially this peanut butter banana smoothie.
How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Use ripe frozen bananas. Freeze the bananas in advance to get a creamier banana smoothie. Bananas are best frozen when they’re ripe.
Just peel them and cut into 1-inch chunks and freeze the slices on a cookie sheet. When they have frozen, store in a freezer bag or container. If you’re using your bananas in smoothies, add them to the blender frozen.
Mix bananas and peanut butter. Place them in a blender and blend just until combined. You can also use a hand mixer. I tend to use the hand mixer when I’m only making one batch. Although, most of the time, I double the batch so that I have my smoothie ready for next day too.
Add the plant based milk. Add the milk to the blender. At this point you can also add the vanilla extract and mix together. Vanilla is totally optional, of course. Sometimes I swap the vanilla for dates, one or two dates, depending on how sweet you like the smoothie.
Customize your Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
When you pair refreshing frozen bananas with creamy peanut butter, not much else needs to be added to get a comforting and easy breakfast. Anyway, I have gathered some milk alternatives and add-ins options for you to try.
Almond milk substitutions: In case almond milk is not among your favorite vegan milks, don’t worry, there are a few other dairy free alternatives you can use instead. Oat milk and soy milk are my other go-to vegan milks. Rice milk is another good choice if looking for a more neutral milk regarding taste.
Add some extra proteins: You can also add one spoonful of your favorite protein powder to the smoothie.
Add some chocolate: You know … everything tastes better with chocolate. Add one tablespoon of chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, cocoa nibs or shredded vegan chocolate to your smoothie.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 ripe frozen banana, sliced
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- First, add the frozen bananas and the peanut butter to the blender and blend until just combined.
- Next, add the milk and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
- To serve, pour into a bowl and top it with berries, granola and seeds.
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