Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I just started back to the gym after having my second child two months ago and was experimenting to find a smoothie high in protein and low in sugar to augment my workouts. I have this almost daily! It tastes like a decadent milk shake, and yet it is actually good for you. The real trick is to use previously sliced and frozen bananas. I buy bananas by the armload and then when they start to get riper than what I would want for eating, I peel and slice and put in Ziploc freezer bags. Then they can be used in almost any recipe asking for fresh ripe bananas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break apart banana slices as well as you can, by using a butter knife or pounding them on counter.
  2. It is not necessary to have all pieces separated, depending on the power of you blender (my Oster has no problem with this).
  3. Put all ingredients in blender.
  4. Start on low chop or grind setting, as if trying to blend ice.
  5. When all of the banana slices have been blended and are no longer visible, blend for 30 seconds on blend mode.
  6. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Wonderful base recipe. I'm not a fan of artificial sweeteners, so I swapped the spenda for about 2 tsp honey. Amazing!!

Tariana H. December 01, 2015

I might have put to little milk in and too much peanut butter so it came out really thick but it was delicious! I also added a little vanilla fro-yo which was good. Great recipe, thanks!

Tapehead2 October 09, 2013

This is so good! I did indeed feel like I was eating a decadent milk shake!! This is great for my diet and makes me feel like I am cheating! I didn't have any protein powder to use but still LOVE it!!! Thank you so much!

Chef_Irion August 24, 2006

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