I used to LIVE for big breakfasts. In fact, some nights I go to bed dreaming about what I’m going to wake up to the next morning.
Maybe a plate full of pancakes with a side of bacon on a weekday with a piping hot coffee? Hell yes, then I’m your girl. Or maybe a big bowl of creamy thick oats topped with banana slices & drizzled with peanut butter? Forever a classic.
The whole big breakfast thing kinda flew out the window since having a baby. These days Tony is in charge of breakfast (hello english muffins every morning) but when he’s not around to make me something, I resort to my go-to quick, easy and nutritious breakfast love: SMOOTHIES.
Lately, this gorgeous peanut butter blueberry banana smoothie has been my go-to in the mornings. You only need 4 ingredients, plus it’s easy, quick and you can easily add in a variety of options to make it your own.
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Ingredients in this peanut butter blueberry banana smoothie
Can you believe this easy blueberry banana smoothie is made with just four simple ingredients? It’s smooth and ridiculously easy to throw together when you want a quick breakfast or healthy afternoon snack. All you’ll need is:
- Banana: feel free to use a fresh or frozen one. It will help naturally sweeten this delicious smoothie.
- Blueberries: I recommend using frozen blueberries so that you don’t have to add additional ice cubes. Using frozen blueberries will also help thicken the smoothie.
- Peanut butter: I love adding PB to my smoothies (both blended + a drizzle on top) but you can use any nut butter that you’d like. Powdered peanut butter is also a great option!
- Non-dairy milk: this will keep the smoothie dairy free and vegan while giving it the perfect consistency. Start with 1 cup and add more to thin out the smoothie, if necessary. I prefer almond or cashew milk.
- Toppings: make a yummy smoothie bowl or just top your glass with your fav granola (or try my best-ever homemade recipe!), extra bananas & blueberries.
Optional smoothie additions
Feel free to truly make this blueberry banana smoothie your own! Here are a few nutritional suggestions:
- Flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals. It’s especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually a tablespoon is plenty! Here’s a brand I love.
- Chia seeds: add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
- Hemp seeds: feel free to throw in those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.
- Oats: add about 1/3 cup oats to your smoothie for an additional thickness & heartiness. Do not use steel cut oats as they will not blend well.
- Organic spinach: if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, try adding a few cups of spinach. It may turn the smoothie a slightly brown color, but you won’t be able to taste the spinach at all.
- Greek yogurt: add a boost of protein with a scoop of Greek yogurt (or your favorite, dairy free yogurt). You may have to reduce the almond milk to 3/4 cup in this smoothie when adding yogurt.
- Protein powder or collagen peptides: another great way to add some protein. I recommend a plain or vanilla flavored protein powder in this recipe. Here is a great plant-based option, and here are the collagen peptides I use.
Tips for making this blueberry banana smoothie
Here are a few of my favorite tips for making this blueberry banana smoothie creamy and delicious:
- Use frozen fruit. Using frozen fruit is best as it helps keeps the smoothie cold and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t blend as well, so it’s best to skip unless absolutely necessary. If you only have fresh fruit, try adding 1 cup frozen cauliflower as it blends much easier than ice.
- Add more liquid. Don’t be afraid to add more liquid if your smoothie is too thick or won’t fully blend. High powered blenders tend to blend frozen fruit much better, so if you have a regular or personal size blender, you may need to add more milk.
- Start your blender low. Start the blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed to high to help blend all ingredients. End with the blender on low speed.
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- Ridiculously Good Wild Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
- Almond Cherry Smoothie (my favorite smoothie ever!)
- Coffee Lover’s Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
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Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Smoothie
This creamy 4-ingredient peanut butter blueberry banana smoothie makes the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Top this easy blueberry banana smoothie with your favorite granola, extra banana slices and blueberries, and a drizzle of peanut butter! Options to add extra protein or sneak in veggies, too.
- For the smoothie:
- 1 ripe medium banana (frozen if you prefer)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or any nut butter you’d like)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more to thin if necessary
- For toppings:
- Your favorite granola
- Drizzle of peanut butter
- Extra banana slices + blueberries
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Top with granola, a drizzle of peanut butter and extra frozen or fresh blueberries and banana slices. Serves 1. Double the recipe to serve 2.
Feel free to add 1 scoop of protein powder of choice or ½ cup plain greek yogurt for a boost of protein. If you add yogurt, you may want to consider reducing the almond milk to ¾ cup total.
I have three amazing methods for prepping and storing smoothies right in your freezer. You’ll learn the ice cube tray method, the mason jar method and the freezer pack method. Get all of my tips and tricks here!
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats
Such a good mixture for a smoothie!! I absolutely loved and so did my friend. Def add protein powder if after a workout
Absolutely! So delicious 🙂
Love this! So flavorful with only 4 ingredients. I sliced and frozen the bananas because I like my smoothies to be cold and thick. I can imagine how yummy it would be with granola added in!
Perfect! And yes so delicious with granola 🙂
This smoothie is amazing, as I love blueberries and peanut butter together. I also add in a vanilla protein powder to help with lactation! So good and filling!
Love that! Perfect breakfast or snack 🙂
Perfect smoothie to enjoy on a hot day! I used normal 1% dairy milk, frozen berrries, a questionable overripe banana and peanut butter. Yum! I would have had more of it, but my 5 year old downed 2 glasses full!
Absolutely! Glad it was a hit with your little one 🙂
Woww..!! Amazing …!!!
So happy you enjoyed!
This smoothie was fantastic! I was skeptical about blueberries and peanut butter, but I absolutely loved it. I added some oats, and Greek yogurt. As a tip, I peel my overripe bananas and cut them into 1 inch chunks, then freeze them for smoothies. I did find the recipe’s calorie information to be a little off, and the serving size a bit confusing. (The nutrition information says 2 servings, and the recipe instructions say 1 serving.) By my calculations, the full recipe was around 434 calories (without add-ins), which would be 217 calories each serving for 2 servings. Regardless, it’s a keeper, thank you for sharing!
Apologies for the confusion! I’ve updated the recipe to serve 1 🙂 it’s actually 304 calories without add-ins for 1 smoothie. Glad you enjoyed!
Wow, this was so refreshing, tasty, and FILLING! I wasn’t expecting it to be so filling! I even only used half a banana (but did add one scoop of vital proteins) and still couldn’t finish it all in one sitting. Yay leftovers! Super yummy and satisfying, perfect mid-morning hump snack. Thank you for posting!
My neighbor talked me into going on a juicing binge, then when she told me how to make them, I was thrilled to learn it was actually a smoothie diet for 5 days! I started with this smoothie recipe this morning, the first of several to come and it was easy, had ingredients that I love, and tastes great! However, I did use Horizon Vit D Milk since my neighbor bought Vanilla Almond Milk, and I’m trying to skip the sugar. It’s a toss up, I realize Almond milk is better for you, but I’m a milk feen, I’ll start with milk and maybe switch to Coconut milk. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Love it!
So glad you found this one! Such a great breakfast or snack 🙂
Used almond butter & regular non-fat milk. So simple & yummy!
Perfect! Glad you enjoyed!
SO GOOD! I used 3/4 cup of coconut milk because I like thick smoothies and I like the flavor of coconut milk. I also added 1/4 cup of 2% yogurt. It was one of the best smoothies I’ve ever had! 😀
Definitely a keeper!
Perfect! So glad you enjoyed 🙂
One of my new favs!
I’m so glad!
This sounds amazing! You could probably add frozen riced cauliflower to this as well. I added it to your cherry-almond butter smoothie yesterday & I couldn’t even taste it!
Absolutely! Sounds great 🙂
One of my favorite smoothies! I always add in some vegan protein powder for an extra boost, and sometimes a few greens
Love it! perfect breakfast or snack 🙂
I’ve made this smoothie every day for the last 3 weeks I. add in a ton of spinach. It’s amazing and so quick to make!
Amazing! Glad you love it!
I’m so glad!
So easy to make and tastes soo good!! Love ambitious kitchen recipes!
So glad you loved it!!
I love blueberries, bananas, and of course peanut butter!! Can’t go wrong!!
Right?? So good!
I’ve made this smoothie multiple times since I found it last week! So simple but so delicious – Definitely a new favorite 🙂 Thanks Monique!
So happy to hear that!
Glad you enjoyed!
super loved this smoothie, it was tasty and refreshing yet so easy to make! would be making this again and again
Awesome, so happy to hear you loved it!
Blueberries and peanut butter do NOT go together. Just drink a classic strawberry banana and call it a day. Throughly unimpressed.
I respectfully disagree! But to each their own. Did you try this one?
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
So tasty 😋. It’s hot here. So I am happy to have a plethora of scrumptious smoothie recipes to make! And I can dump all the protein and collagen, etc., in with the other TOTALLY SIMPLE ingredients and feel completely healthy! Delicious!!
I can’t believe I’ve never tried peanut butter in a fruit smoothie before. I’m on a roll -trying a bunch of your different smoothies with peanut butter. This one might be my favorite. It’s so tasty!! Thanks Monique! 💕
Aw thank you! I’m so glad you love this one 🙂 PB smoothies forever!!
This smoothie is SO good and flavorful! I threw in chia seeds for some extra fiber. Thank you!