Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

This is one of the creamiest, loveliest, smoothie ever. I absolutely love the creamy consistency of the banana and peanut butter and even though you might think the drink is very unhealthy it is not, as long as you don't overdo it on the peanut butter and use one without added sugar or salt. Peanut butter is packed with protein and mono-unsaturated fats which means it is good for your heart. This is my all time favourite smoothie and my husband's too. Just make sure you buy organic peanut butter from a health food store. I prefer the smooth type although my husband doesn't mind the crunchy one.

You will need a blender or a food processor to make this smoothie.

A filling and healthy smoothie, perfect for breakfast or post-workout

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Vegan

Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Serves 2 people


  • 200 millilitres (7 fluid oz) soy milk
  • 2 large bananas, very ripe
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (organic, without any added sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Place the ice cubes in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pour 50 millilitres (1½ fluid oz) of the soy milk on top of the ice cubes. Blend for 5 seconds.
  3. Peel the 2 bananas and add to the blender along with the 2 tablespoons peanut butter and the remaining 150 millilitres (5 fluid oz) soy milk.
  4. Add the 1 tablespoon maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.
  5. Blend for 15 seconds or until smooth.
  6. Serve immediately.


  • You can use honey instead of maple syrup of you prefer (and if you are not vegan).
  • You can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter. I prefer smooth peanut butter for this smoothie.
  • You can use soy yoghurt (or regular yoghurt) for a thicker smoothie.
  • You can use almond milk, oat milk, rice milk or semi-skimmed milk instead of soy milk.