Peanut Butter and Banana Green Smoothie

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie #vitamix

This week I am making recipes for Vitamix. Yesterday I posted the Buffalo Hummus recipe and if I do say so myself this is one of the best hummus recipes I ever tasted. So good! Today I am going to share my Banana Peanut Butter Green Smoothie.

One of my favorite snacks is a banana sliced up with some peanut butter to eat with it. Yum! I could probably eat that every day without ever getting sick of it. The reason I don’t is because it has to many calories to consume just for a snack. I try to keep my snacks between 100 – 150 calories and my banana peanut butter snack clocks in easily at over 250 calories. So I don’t get to eat my favorite snack as much as I want.

However, I could justify eating that many calories for a meal. That’s when it hit me to create a smoothie using bananas and peanut butter. I know I am not the first person to think of this but I felt pretty genius at the time.

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I have been drinking green smoothies for a few months now and love them. It is such a great way to get in a solid dose of veggies especially when you don’t feel like eating a side of broccoli every night with dinner. But I did wondered what kale would taste like mixed up with banana and peanut butter. For some reason that worried me even though I put kale in all my smoothies.

I decided to test the smoothie with kale despite my worries. I probably could have left it out but I drink smoothies to get my vegetables in so I knew I at least needed to give it a shot.

Well there was no need to worry. I placed all the ingredients into my Vitamix and within two minutes I had a super creamy and delicious Banana Peanut Butter Green Smoothie. Of course, the color was green from the kale but the flavor was all banana, peanut butter, and hint of sweetness from the maple syrup. Delicious and completely satisfied my craving for bananas and peanut butter.

For this recipe I highly recommend freezing the banana ahead of time. If not you will have to use a cup or so of ice to get that cold smoothie consistency. The smoothie will still taste good without the bananas frozen it just won’t be cold or have a thicker smoothie consistency.

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4.6 from 9 reviews
Banana Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • water if needed
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 (2 cup) smoothie Calories: 173 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 25 WW Points +: 5 Fiber: 3 Protein: 10

** Disclosure: I was provided with a Vitamix blender along with compensation to purchase ingredients for this recipe. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. What gives it the green color? Did you add some spinach or kale? Or is this just the wrong picture?

  2. Thank you for your awesome site. I found you a few weeks ago and have been trying out all sorts of recipes. I’m wanting to try a green smoothie but am very nervous. Since I had my little boy, one strange taste can put me off a food for a long time! Can you taste the kale at all or is it a light masked taste?

    • I personally can not taste the kale but I have been making these for awhile. I suggest starting out with a small amount then adding more as you become accustomed to it.

    • I think the kale flavor and texture is a little stronger than spinach. You might try making this with a little spinach first and once you are used to that (which won’t take long, trust me) you can try kale.

    • I just made this with spinach instead of Kale and they turned out great!

  3. The recipe has nothing green listed…? I assume from the post above that you add kale but it isn’t listed in the recipe. We do one similar to this but with spinach and coconut milk. I can’t wait to try this one. I love getting veggies to my kiddos this way, and they love it too!

  4. I don’t see the green in the recipe. Do I just add a handful of kale?

  5. Can you use unsweetened almond milk and almond butter instead?

  6. Could be spinach instead of kale?

  7. Just tried it, and really liked it! Didn’t have any maple syrup, but still tasted good to me! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Can a blender be used? I do not have a Vitamix and would really like to make this.

  9. Just tried this! Used spinach instead of kale. First green smoothie and I was plesantly surprised how good it is 🙂 Will make again

  10. Misty Beckwith says:

    Is there a way to make these ahead of time? The night before maybe? I seriously have NO time in the morning. I am a teacher who has to get my 2 daughters to their separate campuses and then get myself to mine. I really want to try this, but I know I won’t be able to make them that morning.
    Also….I heard that you can add doTerra Wild Orange oil and it helps with the taste of kale, spinach, etc… I just ordered some, so once it comes in I will try it and see.

    • Jen LeBaron says:

      If you use a regular blender you can make it in a mason jar. A quart size mason jar fits on most blenders. Put all ingredients in the mason jar the night before except the frozen banana. The next morning add the banana, screw on the base of your blender attachments. Turn it upside down and Blend as normal. When it is done your smoothie is already in its own cup.

  11. Ok Im new to you site but love it! Your weight loss Advice is so practicle and doable. I’m a little lost on the smoothie recipes…can they all be frozen in their entirety, specifically almond milk, or do you only freeze the fruit and yogurt? Thanks!

  12. Have you tried PB2? It reduced calories immensely and it is only 45 calories for 2 TBSP and ingredients are peanuts, real sugar, and salt. (Only 1g of sugar) It has changed my life lol

    http://www.amazon.com/PB2-Powdered-Peanut-Butter-6-5/dp/B002GJ9JWS/ref=sr_1_3?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1402233479&sr=1-3&keywords=pb2

  13. janet mcintyre says:

    Hi,
    Has anyone tried freezing these in muffin tins then re-blend later? Wondering how the mile product freezes. J

  14. Stefanie says:

    Have you ever tried using protein powder in smoothies for an extra kick?

  15. This is my new favorite! It’s very refreshing and satisfying, as well as soothing to my tummy. Thanks!

  16. Kathleen says:

    I also bought the powdered peanut butter. Then I bought some chocoalate-flavored egg white protein powder. I used almond milk, baby spinach leaves, frozen banana and some lowfat vanilla yogurt. Then a scoop of protein powder and 1 tbsp of PB powder. No maple syrup. My daughter’s first green smoothie! I made her taste it.

  17. Lisa Barnhart says:

    I too love your site and all of the great information! I’m new to PB2 – do you use it 1:1 (so recipe calls for 1T of regular PB and I replace with 1T of PB2)? Also, the recipe above – does it make 4 cups and 2 cups is one serving? I just want to make sure I don’t accidentally double my calories:)! Thanks again for ALL you do!!!

  18. 25 wow points… .? That’s impossible

  19. I have a new Vitamix 6300 and this is the first time I have tried adding peanut butter to a smoothie. I didn’t have any almond milk so just used regular low fat milk and used lemon greek low fat yogurt, added 1 tblsp chia seeds that were soaked in water and one scoop protein powder. DELICIOUS! Thank you !

  20. I was JUST searching for a peanut butter and chocolate muffin recipe last night! What perfect timing 🙂 These look so good! Five stars!!!

  21. I don’t have maple syrup, can I replace that with agave nectar or honey or something similar? I really want to try all these recipes.

  22. Tammy,
    This is an amazing recipe! I love peanut butter and banana but have trouble getting my kale in.
    The smoothie was delic and a treat! I couldn’t even taste the kale. It is also very filling and satisfying. Thanks for the great recipe tip!

  23. Hello,
    Just curious how you calculated the calories for this? I get:

    Banana: 105
    Kale: 17
    Peanut Butter: 105
    Almond Milk: 30
    Yogurt: 65
    Maple syrup: 18

    Total: 340. This is quite a bit more than the 173 on your recipe card. Am I mistaken?

    Either way, thanks for the recipe!

  24. YUM! It look so good and very easy to do. I’m a big fan of Banana. I will do it at this weekend.
    Many thanks.

  25. My cousin told me to use frozen kale or spinach for you will not taste it, will not even know you put it in there, not sure have not tried it.

  26. First Id like to say I LOVE the PB/Kale/banana smoothie, however I have a question that I hope isn’t too silly. From what I’m reading the recipe should make 4 cups total? I read it serves 2 and One serving is 2 cups. I’ve followed the recipe and made it several times, but I only get 2 cups total each time.

  27. Jaye T. Marshall says:

    Question, if I leave out the banana would the taste be ok still? I’m allergic to bananas & want to try this but wasn’t sure if it would turn out ok.

  28. This is only 173 calories? Really?

  29. 25 points??? It tastes great, but I rated it low due to # points.I only get 21 per day

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