Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

I love breakfast smoothies. I bet everyone has crazy mornings and if you want to prepare a healthy breakfast but within 10 minutes, smoothies are your best bet. Today I am going to share a simple smoothie prepared with readily available ingredients. All you need is milk, banana, peanut butter and sugar to prepare this glass of goodness.

Most of the time I pack idlis and dosas for lunch and prepare these smoothies for our breakfast. It might sound weird but I have only limited choices as I need to step out of the house at 6:30 AM. Luckily we all have early lunch including the kid at 11:30 AM so this setup works for us. This smoothie is perfect for kids too. Vaandu has his breakfast essential drink for the morning. I usually give this smoothie to the kiddo during the evening.

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Bananas are available throughout the year and we all know that bananas are a good source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. One medium-sized banana contains 400+ mg of potassium and including banana in your daily meal help to prevent high blood pressure. The unique mix of vitamins, minerals and low glycemic carbohydrates in bananas has made them a favorite fruit among athletes. (Source – whfoods)

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I have already mentioned about the protein content in peanut butter and needless to say about the vitamin D in milk. So when you mix milk, banana, and peanut butter, you sure get a sufficient amount of the vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:

  • Ripe Banana – 1
  • Peanut Butter – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Milk – 1 cup

Steps:

  • Peel the banana and chop into chunks. (I usually break them with hands)
  • Add the chopped bananas, peanut butter, sugar and milk in a blender or mixer.
  • Blend until smooth.

That’s it. The peanut butter banana smoothie is ready. Serve chilled.

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Notes:

  • Sugar is optional. I used all natural, old fashioned peanut butter which has no sugar. But if used the regular chunky ones with sugar, you can skip the sugar.
  • Along with banana you can other fruits too.
  • Instead of peanut butter, protein powder of your choice or flax meal can be used or it can be used along with peanut butter too.

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Serves 1
A simple and yummy breakfast smoothie prepared with banana, milk and peanut butter.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Ripe Banana - 1
  2. Peanut Butter - 2 tsp
  3. Sugar - 1 tsp
  4. Milk - 1 cup
Instructions
  1. Peel the banana and chop into chunks. (I usually break them with hands)
  2. Add the chopped bananas, peanut butter, sugar and milk in a blender or mixer.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. That's it. The peanut butter banana smoothie is ready. Serve chilled.
Notes
  1. Sugar is optional. I used all natural, old fashioned peanut butter which has no sugar. But if used the regular chunky ones with sugar, you can skip the sugar.
  2. Along with banana you can other fruits too.
  3. Instead of peanut butter, protein powder of your choice or flax meal can be used or it can be used along with peanut butter too.
  4. Instead of milk, almond milk or coconut milk can be used too.
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25 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

  1. Srivalli Jetti

    Wow that’s some drink yaar, so agree on your reply to chcooks..life is tough these days and I am skipping BF too..must make some smoothies now..:)

  2. Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner

    Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothies.. As you said it would fit me too as i tend to skip my bf most of the days..

  3. Sounds very comforting, Vidhya. Unfortunately for me I can never feel satisfied with a smoothie for breakfast and hence end up making idli/dosa. So I shall try this during evening :D

    • Tell me about it. I was like that too pa…Dosai with podi was my breakfast for a long time. I was resisting anything sweet in the morning but then once kiddo started his daycare, my morning became so crazy with packing food only. I had to pack three different meals (he was 15 month old then) for him and then lunch for us. That’s when M started to travel too, so it became hard to manage and I started skipping breakfast. After lot of gyaan session from my mom, mil and M, I started drinking ragi kanchi. For vaandu I prepare koozh and for me I make it like kanchi. Then slowly vaandu moved to croissants and bagels and we moved to smoothies. I got acquired to it now and having lunch by 11:30 helps. I don’t know if I can survive till 1PM with smoothie. Nothing can beat idli and dosai for sure..

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