While I tend not to drink a ton of smoothies in the wintertime (fellow cold persons relate?), I’ve been making an exception for this salty-sweet combo.
Lately, I’ve revisited a smoothie that used to be my absolute favorite: peanut butter, banana, and berry. But instead of peanut butter, I’ve been opting for peanut butter protein powder and choosing wild blueberries for my fruit.
The combination is seriously dreamy and I’m hooked! Let us show you how easy (and delicious) it is.
This 5-ingredient, 5-minute, 1-blender smoothie starts with frozen banana for a creamy, sweet base with plenty of healthy carbs and wild blueberries for a serious dose of antioxidants.
For nut milk, we opt to make our own (check out our Guide to Dairy-Free Milk!) or grab store-bought almond, cashew, or coconut milk.
As for protein powder, we’ve reviewed so many! (Check out our Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder Review, Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder Review, and Vegan Flavored Protein Powder Review.) But we keep going back to this favorite from Amazing Grass (not sponsored — just love!). Their peanut butter protein powder is legit and boasts 20 g protein and 2 g sugar / serving. Highly recommend!
Last but not least is a handful of greens for some fiber and nutrients (we like spinach for its neutral flavor) and an optional sprinkle of Seed Cycling Mix.
We hope you LOVE this smoothie as much as we do! It’s:
Packed with vitamins and minerals
& Seriously delicious
This would make the perfect mid-morning snack, on-the-go breakfast, or midday treat. We especially love it for post-workout recovery.
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- Creamy Avocado Banana Green Smoothie
- Super Green Spirulina Smoothie
- Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie
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Blueberry Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
- 1 ripe banana, previously sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1 large handful organic spinach
- 1 scoop peanut butter protein powder (we like Amazing Grass)
- 1/2-1 cup dairy-free milk of choice (we like almond or cashew)
- 1 Tbsp seed cycling mix (optional // or seeds of choice, think hemp or flax)
- To a high-speed blender or small blender, add banana, blueberries, spinach, protein powder, dairy-free milk (starting with the lesser amount), and seeds (optional) and blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana for sweetness or protein powder for peanut butter flavor. Add more dairy-free milk as needed to thin.
- Serve and enjoy immediately. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 24 hours, though best when fresh. You can also freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray and add to future smoothies.
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