A quick, easy, and nutritious breakfast or snack option is a peanut butter blueberry smoothie. In this article you will learn how to make one of these delicious treats at home with ingredients that are easily found in your kitchen. You’ll also find some health benefits of the ingredients as well!
Let’s face it, life can be chaotic and we all want something quick and easy to eat that is actually good for you. You can whip up this easy peanut butter blueberry smoothie recipe with only five ingredients – it’s almost like a peanut butter and jelly smoothie!
Banana Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie Ingredients
One ripe banana will add some natural sweetness to your smoothie as well as some dietary fiber. For extra creaminess, I recommend using a frozen banana. This is also a great way to use bananas that are past their prime (just peel them and toss them into the freezer when they get overripe and you’ll always have a banana on hand for your smoothie).
Blueberries are a source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which can offer health benefits like reducing cholesterol and blood pressure. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe.
Peanut butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats. It can help slow down the absorption of sugar from the fruit, making it a more balanced breakfast or snack option.
You can sub other nut butter, such as almond butter, if you prefer.
Adding some greens to this smoothie improves its nutritional value. Spinach, kale, or Swiss chard are good choices.
Even if you don’t like the taste of greens, try adding in just a few leaves. Spinach works really well for this because you can’t taste it at all – but you get all the health benefits.
Almond milk is a dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk. It’s a good source of calcium and vitamin E. You can use any type of milk you like in this recipe, or even water if you prefer, although the smoothie will be creamier with some type of milk.
How to Customize Your Peanut Butter Banana Blueberry Smoothie
Other superfoods, such as hemp seeds, acai, matcha, chia seed, flax seed or any other could be added for an extra nutritional boost.
You may use any other fruit in place of the blueberries if you don’t enjoy them. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or cherries are all good alternatives.
For a little more sweetness, add a bit of maple syrup, honey or agave nectar.
If you want a thicker smoothie, add some ice cubes or frozen fruit. If you like thick, creamy smoothies make sure the banana and blueberries are frozen, use almond milk and add a couple of ice cubes. Greek yogurt is a great thickener as well. (It would be easy to turn this into a smoothie bowl this way!) Rolled oats are another great option as a thickener.
If you want a thinner smoothie, use fresh banana and blueberries and skip the optional ice cubes.
If you would like to reduce the amount of fat in this recipe (it comes from the nut butter), try using peanut butter powder in place of the regular peanut butter. Check the label on your powdered peanut butter container for the amount to substitute.
You can also substitute protein powder for the peanut butter or just add to your smoothie.
You can switch out the almond milk for any type of non dairy milk such as coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk or even regular dairy milk.
Health Benefits of This Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie is not only delicious, but it’s also packed with nutrients that offer some great health benefits.
The banana and peanut butter are both good sources of dietary fiber. Fiber helps to keep you feeling full and can also help regulate blood sugar levels.
The blueberries in this smoothie are a source of antioxidants and phytonutrients. These nutrients can offer health benefits like reducing cholesterol and blood pressure.
The almond milk in this smoothie is a good source of calcium and vitamin E. Calcium is important for bone health, and vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help protect cells from damage.
This smoothie also contains protein from the peanut butter. Protein helps to build and repair tissues, and it can also help you feel full after eating.
Overall, this smoothie is a great option for breakfast or snack time. It’s packed with nutrients that offer some great health benefits. So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of fruit and protein, this smoothie is a great option!
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How to Blend a Perfect Smoothie
Now that we’ve gone over the ingredients and benefits of this smoothie, let’s talk about how to make it.
First, start by adding the banana, blueberries, and peanut butter to your blender.
Next, add the milk of your choice. I usually use almond milk, but you can use any type of milk you like.
If you want a thicker smoothie, you can add some ice cubes or frozen fruit. I like to add a few ice cubes to my smoothie for a extra thick and creamy texture.
Finally, blend everything together until it’s smooth.
And that’s it! You’ve just made a delicious and nutritious smoothie that’s perfect for breakfast or snack time.
Peanut Butter Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 blender high speed is best
- 1 medium banana frozen or fresh
- 1 cup blueberries frozen or fresh
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Add the banana, blueberries, and peanut butter to your blender.
- Add the milk of your choice
- Blend everything together until smooth