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This peanut butter banana smoothie bowl is creamy, nutty, and tastes like soft serve ice cream! It’s a healthy recipe perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even a nutritious dessert. Make this bowl with just 5 ingredients in 5 minutes!
Peanut butter and bananas are two things I can always get behind! They go together perfectly. I have several recipes made with these two delicious ingredients, but today I’m bringing you something super simple. It’s a peanut butter banana smoothie bowl made with 5 ingredients in 5 minutes. Yup, it’s that easy!
This recipe is fantastic for any time of day. It’s creamy, nutty, and tastes similar to soft serve ice cream despite being totally healthy. What does this mean? Well, it’s nutritious enough for breakfast but tasty enough for dessert. The choice is yours 🙂
What ingredients are in a peanut butter banana smoothie bowl?
Check out the simple list below:
- Bananas are the main ingredient in this smoothie bowl. They are a good source of potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C.
- Peanut butter provides a boost of protein and healthy fats. This will keep you full longer, which makes it fantastic for breakfast and snacks.
- Flaxseed meal is an optional ingredient. However, I recommend including it because it’s full of nutrients! Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
- Vanilla is a flavor enhancement. I suggest using organic pure vanilla extract, but vanilla powder can be used as well.
- Nondairy milk includes any plant milk! Try almond, coconut, cashew, soy, or oat milk. Typically, they are fortified which means they contain various vitamins.
How to make a healthy banana smoothie bowl
For the full recipe, scroll down to view the recipe card below.
Smoothies are a great breakfast for beginners because they are one of the easiest recipes to make! In three easy steps, you’ll have a creamy, delicious bowl filled with fiber and nutrients.
- Add frozen bananas, peanut butter, flaxseed meal, vanilla, and nondairy milk to the blender.
- Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy. Depending on the power and speed of your blender, you may need additional nondairy milk to get the blades moving! If you want it thick, use the smallest amount of milk as possible.
- Transfer the smoothie into a bowl. Top with any desired ingredients. Enjoy with a spoon.
Here are my best tips for perfecting this peanut butter banana smoothie bowl!
Ripe frozen bananas are ideal for smoothies. Be sure to peel and freeze ripe bananas prior to making this recipe. Ripe bananas have a yellow peel with brown specks all over it. The freezing process is simple; remove the peel, place the bananas in a ziplock bag or container, and store in the freezer. You can keep bananas in the freezer for at least one month.
Any variety of nut butter can be used for this recipe. Instead of peanut butter, you can use almond or cashew butter. Sunflower seed butter is an awesome option if you or someone you know has a nut allergy!
The recipe calls for ¼ cup nondairy milk. Your blender may require more milk in order to get the blades moving, but I highly recommend trying to keep it to ¼ cup or less. If you have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix) you can get by with no liquid at all. Use the tamper to push the ingredients down toward the blades while blending. Don’t forget – more nondairy milk creates a thinner smoothie consistency while less milk creates a thicker smoothie.
More recipes made with peanut butter:
- Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl
- Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls
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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 bowl 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
This peanut butter banana smoothie bowl is creamy, nutty, and so easy to make! It’s a healthy recipe that tastes just like soft serve ice cream. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a nutritious dessert!
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal (optional)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- ¼ cup nondairy milk (such as almond or coconut)
- Add ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Note: Adjust the amount of liquid as needed, but I highly suggest keeping it to ¼ cup or less. Remember more liquid creates a thinner smoothie while less liquid creates a thicker smoothie. If you want it to be super thick and creamy, try to use the least amount of liquid as possible. If you have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix blender), you can get by with no liquid at all.
- Transfer smoothie to a bowl. Add any desired toppings and enjoy with a spoon.
- Be sure to use frozen ripe bananas. Wait for the bananas to ripen (the peel should be yellow with brown specks), then remove the peel and place in a ziplock bag or container in the freezer. Bananas will keep fresh for at least 1 month in the freezer.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 465
- Sugar: 29g
- Fat: 21.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 64g
- Fiber: 14g
- Protein: 14g
Keywords: peanut butter banana smoothie bowl, healthy banana smoothie bowl
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TASTES SO GOOD!!
So happy you loved this peanut butter banana smoothie bowl, Anna! Thank you! 🙂
Very good thanks for sharing
You are very welcome! 🙂
I love this recipe! Tastes like peanut butter ice cream – so delicious!
Exactly what I was going for! Thank you for sharing, Kim! 🙂
Can I use dairy milk instead of non-dairy milk?
Yes, of course! Feel free to use any type of milk 🙂 Enjoy!
Hello ! Love the recipe may I ask what blender you use/used ! Thank you !
I use a standard Vitamix blender! 🙂
So glad you loved it, Sasha! 🙂
If I want to use yogurt, do I just put that in the blender and blend it with the bananas?
Yes! Just add it to the blender with everything else 🙂 Enjoy!
Yummmm!! Used vanilla Greek yogurt instead of vanilla. Delicious! Thank you!!
Thanks for your sweet comment, Johna! 🙂
Why so high in sugar?
Because fruit contains quite a bit of sugar. Keep in mind the sugar in fruit is not the same as processed table sugar. Fruit also provides fiber (and is packed with nutrients) which slows the absorption of the natural sugars. 🙂
Can you freeze this? I’m looking to make enough for the week
Hi, Cheryl! Technically, you can freeze smoothie bowls, but I really do not recommend it. Smoothie bowls are best enjoyed immediately after making them. If you want to save time, I recommend placing the ingredients in a ziploc bag in the freezer. That way, you can simply add it to the blender with the plant-based milk in the morning. It will take just a couple minutes to make! 🙂
Hi Kaylie! Towards the top, you mention Vanilla Extract or using a vanilla powder. However, in the recipe section, neither of these are not mentioned. How much did you use or would you recommend using? Thank you!
Hi, Alicia! Thanks for catching that 🙂 Vanilla is totally optional. I recommend 1/2 tsp!
Angela l Ferguson
I loved it I used Jordan’s skinny syrup vanilla instead and used brownie batter collegen protein as well
So glad you enjoyed it, Angela! 🙂
Hi, what toppings did you use?
Hi, Katie! I used coconut flakes, sliced banana, peanut butter, hemp seeds, and chopped peanuts 🙂
Yummm!!! It’s so good!!!
Thanks, Zara!! Glad you loved it 🙂
Can’t wait to try this!!!
Woohoo! Enjoy 🙂
This was DELICIOUS. Could only find one banana so my mixture was kinda runny. Topped mine with bananas and muesli was delicious. Made me ready for a long school day.
yummy, added 1/4 granola with cacao, sliced almonds
Sounds delicious! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I’m going to try this now yummy🔥😋😋
I love it! It’s delicious!
Thank you, Karent! 🙂