We present to you, a green smoothie that doesn’t taste green! This peanut butter green smoothie is a fan favorite. It is packed with protein, greens, and peanut butter goodness!
It’s Easy to Eat Your Greens
If you are trying to make a change and eat a bit healthier, usually the first thing people tell you to do is “eat your greens”. One easy way to get those greens in is with a green smoothie!
If you love the classic green smoothie with kale, spinach, and orange juice, go for it! We have so many traditional green smoothie recipes on FFF and they do taste like your good ole fashion green smoothie!
This peanut butter green smoothie recipe is a bit different! You are going to taste more peanut butter banana than you do green. However, you are still getting all of the green goodness you would get from any other green smoothie!
The 5 Ingredients You Need
This delicious peanut butter green smoothie can be ready in under 5 minutes and only uses 5 ingredients! I know, so simple!
- Frozen Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
The ingredient combination in this smoothie just works! Some would think that it is a bit weird to combine spinach with peanut butter, but the strong flavors of the peanut butter and frozen bananas cover the spinach flavor!
A big win for those of you who don’t want to taste the green flavor of the spinach!
How to Make a Thick + Creamy Smoothie
There is nothing worse than a watery smoothie. We prefer smoothies that are thick and creamy! Sometimes it can be hard to blend a smoothie to a perfect consistency, but here are some of the tricks we use to produce the perfect smoothie!
Use frozen fruit, not ice. We highly recommend using frozen fruit over fresh fruit! Fresh fruit tends to omit more liquid than frozen fruit. We also HIGHLY recommend avoiding ice, if possible! Ice also tends to produce a more watery smoothie.
Keep a stash of frozen fruit in you freezer at all times or freeze extra berries or fruit that you have at home for DIY frozen fruit. You only need to freeze your fruit for 30-60 minutes for it to be smoothie ready!
Frozen Bananas are a dream. We are big fans of using frozen bananas as a base for many of our smoothie recipes. Not only are bananas cheap, but when they are frozen and then blended, they are so delicious and creamy!
Check out our post on how to freeze bananas for all of the best tips and tricks!
Add a little liquid at a time. No matter how many times we test a recipe, human error is still a factor when people make our recipes! For smoothie recipes there are so many variable that determine how creamy a smoothie can be or how a smoothie can taste!
One of the main tips we give people when making a smoothie is add the recommended amount of liquid a little bit at a time until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency. Adding all of the liquid at once could leave you with a watery smoothie!
Blenders matter. We know that not everyone has the same blender, but we do recommend finding a high quality, high speed blender if you plan on making smoothies frequently! The higher quality blender, the creamier your smoothie will be and the longer your blender will last!
Make this Smoothie Even Healthier!
Do you want to make this smoothie even healthier? You can definitely do that! , or more vitamins by adding some of these delicious add-ins!
- Frozen strawberries
- Protein powder (here are our favorites)
- Flaxseed meal
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Chia seeds
- Hemp hearts
- Chocolate chips
- Fresh berries
More Green Smoothie Recipes
Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
- 2 cups sliced frozen bananas
- 3 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons salted peanuts
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup spinach packed
- Place all ingredients for your smoothie into a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high for 1-2 mintues or until smooth. Option to add more almond milk to thin things out as needed.
- Top with your favorite topping such as peanut butter and roasted peanuts.
Tips & Notes
- This recipe was slightly updated on February 19, 2020.
I love the flavor of this one, it’s my favorite one!!
What’s a good substitute for bananas?
I’m not sure how I missed this post!!! NOM NOM. I have been doing green smoothies a couple mornings per week lately!
Oh hey. So I was google-ing smoothies for a lifehack post and this one came up! Seriously…YUM! Great idea girlie! Definitely including this in the smoothie round-up! 🙂
It was meant to be!!!!
Oh my goodness! I’m a big peanut lover. I like that you used them to disguise the “green” taste. I’ve never thrown whole ones into a smoothie, only peanut butter. I love that it’s a little “chunky” -in a good way! Yum!
This looks and sounds so yummy!!!! I love emerssion blenders! I have one and I use it ALL the time!!
It’s an immersion blender and you need one! I use mine all the time, much more than my food processor. I recommend the Cuisinart brand. It makes blending awkward things really easy. You can put it in a hot pot to blend soup or pasta sauce. I sometimes make smoothies with it if I don’t feel like getting out the blender. It’s much easier to clean than a blender! It doesn’t make the smoothest smoothies though if you use really frozen ingredients or kale for some reason. Mine also came with a mini chopper attachment so I can chop onions, etc really quickly and a whisk attachment!
Interesting. Well hot damn, I need one of those. It would be great for like a single serving soup, or something like that.
I love green smoothies! Thanks for wonderful recipe!
Oh my god I have to try this…. I could eat a jar of peanut butter in a sitting so this looks likes a better option 🙂
Peanut butter > life.
I think I need second breakfast!
I am ALL about 2 breakfasts!
I’ve never put actual peanuts in my smoothies before! I’ve added PB and almond butter but the flavor would just blend in with everything else. I’ll give this a try!
I like it because it gives it great texture!!
How have I never thought to add peanuts to my smoothies?! Now I know 😉 I am an avid green smoothie drinker and I am slowly convincing momma to like them 🙂 now I just need a Vitamix instead of my little magic bullet!
How are you in high school?!
This is my all time favorite smoothie. I do the banana, almond milk and peanut butter (never thought to add in actual peanuts too!) and you’re right it does taste exactly like a banana PB smoothie! My bf never believes me when I tell him you can’t taste the spinach (he refuses to try a green smoothie lol).
I used to be like your gf. It took me like 2 years to be able to drink them. Finally I just realized you couldn’t taste the spinach at all. I think it was because the first time I did it, I didn’t grind the spinach enough, so there were spinach chunks. #nobueno
This sounds awesome, Lee!! I am a BIG TIME green smoothie lover, but have yet to add nuts/nut butter to mine. That clearly needs to chance since I am obsessed with both!
You make smoothies look soooo delicious. I know what my lunch will be! Btw, I have been reading your blog for over a year now, and I cannot get over just how much your photography and content keep getting better and better. I definitely look forward to your posts!
AWW! This totally made my day! Thank you for being such a dedicated reader and for the kind words, ANNA!
Love that it’s green!! I never put greens in my smoothies…I think mostly because my blender sucks haha. But I love the simplicity of this smoothie. Tomorrow I am committing to myself to actually use spinach in a smoothie. BOOM, there I said it, so now I have to! Thanks for sharing Lee – and I love the shadows in your pics. You are quite the food photographer. Teach me your ways 😀
Oh my. I remember when I used to scarf the peanut butter. Honestly, me eating peanut butter was like hyenas eating an animal carcass! DISGUSTING yet also kind of awesome – so much so, you just couldn’t take your eyes off the scene. LMFAO – I should have just been put behind a display case whenever someone handed me a jar of peanut butter!
one word: YUM!
You need need need an immersion blender! I use mine litterally every day. Frequently more than once a day. Best purchase ever…
Is that what those things are called! What brand do you use?!
I use Breville. I ordered it off of amazon. It came with a whole bunch of attachments. Like a little mini food processor attatchment and a whisk attatchment. The nice thing about the Breville is there are multiple speeds it can be set at. But I literally use it for everything. The other day I used it for mashing potatoes. I am house sitting and I actually had to bring it over here with me. I used to have a cuisinart it worked well for about a year or two and then the motor burned out on me. I used it very heavily and often to crush ice so this time I went with something heavier duty. But the cuisinart did it’s job for a while and I have nothing bad to say about it.
Love how you just bring your kitchen gadget with you when you’re house sitting 😀