Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

I've had my fair share of protein shakes and smoothies.

Trust me when I say, this recipe is especially delicious ... and one of my all-time favorites!

If you're a big fan of bananas and peanut butter ... this may just end up being your favorite as well.

On top of that, you can enjoy this smoothie with peanut butter and banana knowing that you aren't "cheating" on your diet and fitness goals.

Seriously ... 1 full shake has only 468 calories and 33 grams of protein!

So if you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt, or get some more protein in without eating more chicken...

Look no further!

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Servings: 1


  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 scoop of Level-1 Chocolate Banana


Before you start making your banana peanut butter smoothie, gather all of the ingredients and a blender.

1. Put all of the ingredients in the blender: the almond milk, ice, banana, peanut butter, and scoop of Level-1 Chocolate Banana.

2. Blend the ingredients together on high for 30 seconds to a minute (or until you achieve the desired consistency).

3. Pour the smoothie into a cup and enjoy!

Macros Per Serving:

Calories: 481
Protein: 33g
Carbs: 40g
Fat: 21g

Optional Toppings:

Now, I think this shake tastes incredible the way it is. But, if you are looking to add even more flavors or calories ... these are some awesome toppings you can try too.

  • Sliced Banana
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Crushed Reese's
  • Strawberries
  • Oats
  • Granola
  • Whipped Cream

Be careful though ... make sure you account for any extra calories you add to the protein shake with toppings!

Who is This Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Good For?

Regardless of what your fitness goal may be ... this is a shake you can massage to help you meet any calorie or macro goal. The biggest downside to this shake, in my opinion, is the fat content ... which is a little high.

Otherwise, the calories, protein, and carbohydrate content are great!

For somebody trying to burn body fat ... this smoothie with peanut butter and banana can still work! You just want to make sure it fits in well with the rest of your nutrition throughout the day.

Is This Smoothie Vegan-Friendly?

This peanut butter banana smoothie recipe is NOT vegan-friendly. However, you can make it vegan-friendly with a very simple change! All you have to do is replace the Level-1 Caramel Latte with Vegan Power Pro.

Vegan Power Pro is a plant-based protein powder that works just as well for the recipe, and comes in a wide variety of flavors. For this recipe in particular, I love using the Chocolate Frost flavor. Just be conscious of how this replacement can alter the macros of the shake.

How to Freeze Your Bananas

If you're gearing up to make a banana peanut butter smoothie, don’t forget to freeze your bananas. Freezing bananas is a game-changer, providing natural sweetness and a creamy texture to your smoothie. 

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to freeze bananas for the ultimate smoothie experience…

Ripe is Right

Opt for ripe bananas with a blend of yellow and brown spots. This stage ensures optimal sweetness and flavor. The bananas should be just right—ripe enough for sweetness but not overly mushy.

Prep for the Freeze

Peel the ripe bananas and slice them into bite-sized pieces. Slicing makes it easier to blend later and ensures a smoother consistency in your smoothie.

Single Layer Freeze

Lay out the banana slices on a baking sheet, ensuring they are not touching. This prevents the slices from freezing together into a solid mass. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and let the bananas freeze until solid. This usually takes a few hours.

Transfer and Seal

Once the banana slices are frozen, transfer them into a resealable freezer bag. Remove excess air from the bag before sealing to prevent freezer burn and maintain the bananas' quality.

Freezer Storage

Store the sealed bag in the freezer until you're ready to blend your smoothie. Frozen bananas can be stored for several months without compromising their flavor or texture.

Benefits of a Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

So, you've just blended up your banana peanut butter smoothie, and the smell is already making your taste buds tingle. But beyond the mouth-watering flavor, let's explore the incredible benefits that come with sipping on this delightful concoction.

Satisfyingly Low-Calorie Treat

Having a treat doesn't have to derail your fitness goals. A full serving of this banana peanut butter smoothie contains a mere 481 calories, allowing you to curb that sweet tooth without the guilt. It's a guilt-free pleasure that fits seamlessly into your dietary plan.

Protein-Packed Powerhouse

Packing a whopping 33 grams of protein per serving, this smoothie isn't just a treat for your taste buds… it's a boost for your muscles. Whether you're looking to recover after a workout or simply increase your daily protein intake, this shake has you covered.

Energy-Boosting Ingredients

The combination of frozen banana, peanut butter, and Level-1 Chocolate Banana ensures a perfect blend of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and a touch of chocolatey goodness. This makes the smoothie an ideal choice for a pre or post-workout boost or a tasty midday pick-me-up.

Customizable to Your Cravings

While the basic peanut butter banana smoothie recipe is a star on its own, the optional toppings offer a world of possibilities. Whether you opt for sliced bananas, chocolate chips, or a sprinkle of granola, you can tailor this smoothie to suit your cravings and dietary preferences.

Versatility for Every Fitness Goal

Whether you're working towards muscle gain, fat loss, or simply maintaining a healthy lifestyle, this banana peanut butter smoothie can be adapted to fit your unique goals. It's a great addition to your nutrition plan that can be adjusted to meet specific calorie and macro targets.

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