Today I’m going to be sharing a smoothie recipe that’s really the total package when it comes to nutritional value. This peanut butter and blueberry banana smoothie is packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, and an abundance of high quality healthy fats. It isn’t just incredibly good for you though — it’s also downright delicious. Seriously, the combination of banana, peanut butter, and blueberries is so good that you’re most likely going to want to make this smoothie on a daily basis. It’s absolutely perfect for making a quick and healthy breakfast if you’re pressed for time in the mornings while also being yummy enough to make a great snack option.
One Ridiculously Healthy Drink
It’s no big secret that I think peanut butter and banana is an incredible combo for making some truly tasty smoothies. We recently shared a couple of recipes that are my go-to smoothies lately — this peanut butter banana bread breakfast smoothie and this healthy chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie. They’re both unbelievably tasty smoothies but I think this recipe manages to edge them out ever so slightly. It offers that great tasting combo of PB and banana that provides a terrific mix of healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants (bananas are a surprisingly potent source of antioxidants!) and adds blueberries into the mix with fantastic results.
And while bananas are a solid antioxidant source, blueberries are well known for being an antioxidant powerhouse. To that end you’ll be adding ½ cup of frozen blueberries into this smoothie along with one frozen banana and a single tablespoon of natural peanut butter. The blueberries add a nice amount of vitamin C to this recipe while also providing a anthocyanin compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Not only do these anthocyanins help to prevent disease, but they’ve also been found to improve memory and cognitive functioning in older adults as well. (1) This smoothie recipe really does provide food for your brain.
This recipe also adds ½ cup of yogurt into the mix to provide a bit of extra protein. Of course the yogurt also provides a solid amount of probiotics to help keep your gut health in tip top shape. Speaking of those probiotics, one study actually found an incredibly beneficial link when you combine yogurt with fruits due to both their probiotic and prebiotic properties that have a synergistic effect on health. (2) That’s yet another great reason why I love making smoothies so much — the combination of ingredients commonly used all work together and provide some fantastic health benefits.
The only other thing you’ll need to finish off this recipe is ½ cup of milk (or unsweetened almond milk if you’d prefer) and the same amount of ice. You can also optionally add some protein powder into the mix if you’d like to up the protein content as well to make this recipe an ideal pre or post-workout smoothie option (I highly recommend this vanilla whey isolate here. It goes perfectly with this recipe).
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Peanut Butter and Blueberry Banana Smoothie (This is so good!)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
½ cup milk
½ cup yogurt
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 small ripe banana, sliced and frozen
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
½ cup ice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.