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Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Updated on October 26, 2015
Peanut Butter Smoothie
Peanut Butter Smoothie | Source

Doesn't my protein smoothie look lovely? My regular breakfast usually comes on a plate along with a nice cup of freshly brewed tea, but occasionally my schedule just doesn't allow such luxury. On certain hectic days, I don't even have time to spread Skippy on my toast, let alone frying eggs or finishing a whole bowl of oatmeal. So a quick breakfast in a glass seems to be a smart alternative. This peanut-buttery goodness is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies. It provides a boost of protein the body needs, and contains more fiber and vitamins than its close cousin, the peanut butter milkshake. What about the taste? It is divine! How could you go wrong with chocolate, banana, peanut butter and vanilla yogurt? If you're a peanut butter lover, this is absolutely a must-try.

Please Rate This Protein Smoothie Recipe

5 stars from 3 ratings of Peanut Butter Smoothie

Preparation Time

Prep time: 3 min
Ready in: 3 min
Yields: 1 serving (about 1 cup)
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Smoothie
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Smoothie | Source

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 oz fat-free vanilla yogurt, with no added sugar
  • 1 tbsp light chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • pinch of cocoa powder, (optional)

How to Make Peanut Butter Smoothie

  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth!
  2. Pour into a glass, garnish with cocoa powder and a slice of banana. Enjoy!

Let's See How Nutritious This Peanut Butter Smoothie Is

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 550
Calories from Fat216
% Daily Value *
Fat 24 g37%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Carbohydrates 70 g23%
Sugar 34 g
Fiber 8 g32%
Protein 20 g40%
Cholesterol 5 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Plus Points of This Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

  • It's a high-protein smoothie! Peanut butter and yogurt are great sources of protein.
  • Peanut butter usually contains quite a bit of fat, but in this recipe I use a low-fat version. Plus, the yogurt is also fat-free. So the overall fat content in this peanut butter smoothie is not too high at all.
  • Banana provides dietery fiber and several nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and calcium.
  • It's very easy to digest and can be an ideal breakfast for those who don't have time or a big enough appetite for a sit-down meal in the morning.

Peanut Butter Smoothie for Diabetics

If you have diabetes or would like to limit your sugar intake, here are some great ways to tweak this peanut butter smoothie recipe.

  • Use all-natural, unsweetened peanut butter.
  • Opt for sugar-free chocolate syrup or forgo it completely.
  • A tablespoon of ground uncooked oats will be a healthy addition to this peanut butter smoothie, as it contains a great amount of fiber and consequently helps regulate sugar absorption into the bloodstream.

Peanut Butter Smoothie for Gluten-Free Dieters

Most brands (probably about 99%) of peanut butter are gluten-free. I have never seen peanut butter with gluten ingredients myself but have heard that such a product does exist, therefore label checking is a smart habit to adopt. Another ingredient you have to be careful about is the chocolate syrup. Always check the label and see if it contains gluten ingredients, such as modified food starch or dextrine.

To learn more about gluten-free ingredients and how to shop on the cheap, visit Gluten-Free Shopping Tips.

And here's another peanut-buttery recipe for gluten-free dieters: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies.

Peanut Butter Smoothie For Vegans

It's super easy to make this smoothie vegan-friendly. Just substitute soy yogurt for regular yogurt. Most brands of chocolate syrup are vegan even though they don't carry a vegan label. However, there are certain brands that do contain some dairy products. To make sure the one you're using is really vegan, always check the ingredient label. As for peanut butter, it is made of roasted peanuts, vegetable oil, salt and sugar. So it is inherently vegan.

Looking for a heavier vegan breakfast? Here you go: Vegan Scrambled Eggs!

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  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    6 years ago

    Hope you try this protein smoothie sometime, Emma. I think you'll like it! Thanks for your comment and vote.

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    Emma Kisby 

    6 years ago from Berkshire, UK

    This looks so delicious! I like the fact it's quick to make and healthy as well as tasty.

    A great idea for early starts. Voting up :)

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    6 years ago

    @leahlefler - Thanks for the read! I hope your cute little dude likes it.

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    Leah Lefler 

    6 years ago from Western New York

    Om, this is great! My five year old is still underweight and I can use this to help bulk him up. Bananas and peanut butter are always favorites!

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    6 years ago

    @akirchner - Oooh yeah, a couple tablespoons of Bailey's would be an awesome addition (in terms of taste, not nutrition!). LOL

    @Goodlady - You can enjoy this peanut butter smoothie any way you fancy, my dear lady!

    @Dr Pooja - Ah, you mean you're worried about the fat content in peanut butter? Maybe you should use only 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or opt for a healthier version with no added sugar.

    @greeneryday - Glad you'll give this protein smoothie a go. Thanks for your comment and vote!

    @Kaili Bisson - I really appreciate your kind words, Kaili. Glad you stopped by.

    @AliciaC - Thanks for dropping by, Alicia. Hope you give this breakfast smoothie a try soon.

    @idigwebsites - Thanks!

    @vespawoolf - Yep, fiber is so good for us, so ground uncooked oatmeal is a nice addition to this smoothie!

    @Robert Erich - Dude, you could have said "YUM YUM!" lol

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    Robert Erich 

    6 years ago from California

    YUM!!! (That's all I need to say).

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    vespawoolf 

    6 years ago from Peru, South America

    We often make a similar smoothie on busy days, with the addition of raw oatmeal which slows absorption. I like your addition of chocolate syrup and will try it! Thanks so much!

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    idigwebsites 

    6 years ago from United States

    Mmmmmmm.... it looks really rich and delicious! :)

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    Linda Crampton 

    6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Peanut butter, chocolate and banana sound like a delicious combination in a smoothie! Thanks for the recipe. I love making and drinking smoothies, so I'll definitely be trying your recipe soon.

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    Kaili Bisson 

    6 years ago from Canada

    Om this is wonderful and your photo is lovely...voted up and more.

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    greeneryday 

    6 years ago from Some tropical country

    I have never tried making one-but you make it look easy! The combination of chocolate syrup, banana and peanut butter is perfect! Voted and more!

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    Dr Pooja 

    6 years ago

    I love peanut butter but am conscious of my weight. Need to give this recipe a try .

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    Penelope Hart 

    6 years ago from Rome, Italy

    Never would have thought of it but it does look delicious! I'd have it natural without considering any diet.

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    Audrey Kirchner 

    6 years ago from Washington

    Great timesaver---but I'm wondering...could I add a shot of vodka to that? ha ha--probably not--maybe some Bailey's might be nice~

    I used to do smoothies a lot with tofu until Bob caught on--he's not a huge fan. Great thought though---breakfast on the run in a glass is always better than NO breakfast! I can't believe the people (including my husband for many years until they told him his A1c was high) who skip breakfast--didn't they get the memo on how it's the most important meal of the day?~

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    6 years ago

    @Mhatter - You're welcome!

    @SuzieHQ - Thanks for your kind comment and votes, Suzie.

    @J.S.Matthew - It is yummy indeed. Thanks for stopping by.

    @jennzie - Thanks! Hope you give ithis peanut butter smoothie recipe a try soon.

    @Austinstar - Yep, about 60 g of carbs from the banana and peanut butter. The other 10 g is from the yogurt and syrup.

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    Lela 

    6 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

    This sounds absolutely delicious! Are the 70 grams of carbs coming from the banana? or where? That seems like way to many carbs for this recipe.

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    Jenn 

    6 years ago from Pennsylvania

    The picture itself looks delicious! I must try this recipe.

    Voted up and shared.

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    JS Matthew 

    6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Sounds (and looks!) Delicious! I can't wait to try this. Up and Shared Om. Yummy!

    JSMatthew~

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 

    6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    I am dying to try this delicious looking and sounding smoothie! Love your info on how to tweak if necessary. Voted up, useful, awesome and sharing on :-)

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    Martin Kloess 

    6 years ago from San Francisco

    Thank you for this

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