Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (4 Ingredients!)

The easiest, tastiest smoothie ever! This protein packed recipe is from my BFF Sarah, who says it’s basically an excuse to drink peanut butter. I’m all over it. 

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (4 Ingredients!) from The Food CharlatanHow was your 4th of July weekend guys?? Ours was super fun, full of sunshine and watermelon and slip and slides. Can’t beat that.

I think my kids partied a little too hard though. Truman woke up sick in the middle of the night. No incidents since, but that hasn’t stopped me from lining every square inch of our house with towels and sheets.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (4 Ingredients!) from The Food Charlatan

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (4 Ingredients!) from The Food Charlatan

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (4 Ingredients!) from The Food Charlatan

Needless to say, today has been kind of slow. All the sudden it was 2:30pm and I was still in my PJs.

Normally at this point I would surrender to the pajama gods: stay in the house all day and pray that no one knocks on the door. But NOTHING guarantees a faster knock at the door than surrendering to the pajama gods, let me tell you.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (4 Ingredients!) from The Food Charlatan

It was the water company. They left a note saying that in 20 minutes they were shutting off the water for 3 hours. THAT was when I remembered that I had a church meeting later that night and had to actually get dressed.

I think I’ve found the solution to California’s drought problem. Just threaten to shut off the water…nothing guarantees a faster shower.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (4 Ingredients!) from The Food Charlatan

Did anyone play volleyball over the holiday weekend? Perfect 4th of July pick up game, right? I’m not much of a volleyball player but I am alllll about drinking the smoothies that awesome volleyball players drink. My buddies over at Almond Breeze are partnering up with the USA Volleyball team. I feel like pretty much everyone drinks smoothies these days, but no one more so than athletes, amiright? That’s why this smoothie is packed with tons of protein. I really am full after finishing it, even though it doesn’t seem like a ton. Plus it is sooooo good. You have to let me know if you try it out! Go Team USA!

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P.S. Survey today! (UPDATE: survey closed!)If you do me a huge favor and take this super easy 13 question survey, you will be entered for a chance to win 50 bucks. (Visa gift card). You have to come back here to this blog post to comment saying you completed the survey to be entered. It will be open for 2 weeks. (US residents only, open until July 19.) Survey closed. Thanks to all who entered!

Yay for free cash! What will you spend it on? $50 worth of Almond Breeze right? Definitely what I would do :)

P.P.S Tomorrow Eric and I find out whether we’re having a boy or a girl! We’re super excited. Any last minute guesses?? I still have no clue.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Yield: Serves 1 (makes about 13-15 ounces)

Recipe from my BFF Sarah


  • 1 medium banana
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk
  • 4 ice cubes


  1. Combine all ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, scraping the sides and bottom at least once.
  3. Enjoy cold!

Almond Breeze

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. Almond Breeze believes in the best. That’s why we only use Blue Diamond Almonds to make our almondmilk and why we’re proud to be an official sponsor of USA Volleyball. Visit for a chance to win $5,000 for the ultimate beach day, learn fun volleyball moves, get Almond Breeze coupons and smoothie recipes!

Other awesome breakfast ideas for summer!

Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie << This ones got tomatoes and carrots in it. Don’t be weirded out! It’s so good!

Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie from The Food Charlatan


Strawberry Mango Protein Smoothie: my husband Eric makes this almost every single morning.

Strawberry Mango Protein Smoothie


Raspberry Peanut Butter Smoothie: kiiinda taste like a PB&J smoothie. Just sayin’.

Raspberry Peanut Butter Smoothie from The Food Charlatan

More smoothies to check out! So many smoothies, so little time:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake from Cooking Classy
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie from Like Mother, Like Daughter
Avocado Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie from A Cookie Named Desire





  1. says

    I ate WAY too much junk over the 4th, so I think I need this right about now. Plus, you got to love that peanut butter and banana combination. Looks terrific!

    • says

      I’d be interested to see how much this would change in color and taste if you added a little spinach or something to it April! Sounds fun. Let me know if you try it out! Thanks for commenting!

  2. Britta Stapleton says

    This looks so good Karen! I am planning on trying this recipe for sure, I have been on a chocolate banana smoothie kick lately but the Almond Milk and peanut butter sounds awesome! I also took your survey! Yay for smoothies!

  3. Laura says

    I make these ALLLLLL the time. But with spinach. Lots and lots of spinach. And probably more ice. They do turn bright green but that doesn’t deter my children at all, they love them. Filled out the survey and hoping for $50, ah yeah!!

  4. stephanie says

    i took the survey too!

    i don’t care for almond milk as a milk replacement (like, you won’t find me having a glass of almond milk with chocolate chip cookies), but i love the vanilla stuff in smoothies. i also use it to make oatmeal, and occasionally with cereal (which i eat rarely, but). or sometimes i just put it in a shaker with ice and shake the bejesus out of it and have it as a cold frothy drink of its own.

    our fourth was really quiet, we were just too pooped from other weekend stuff to do anything! i made smitten kitchen’s dry rub chicken & corn potato bacon salad, and we can actually see several different firework displays right out our windows. not as good as actually being there, but not having to leave the house that night was a big plus, haha.

    good luck at the doctor’s tomorrow!

    • says

      Thanks for taking the survey Stephanie! And I’m so with you, I use that vanilla almondmilk in EVERYTHING. It’s just the best. That’s a genius idea with the shaker! Like a cold milk steamer. kind of?

      That corn potato bacon salad sounds uuuuhmazing.

  5. MISTY says

    Survey done.
    I love vanilla almond milk in my protein shakes.
    So happy we got to hang out with everyone last week!

  6. says

    I did the survey. Also – I love love banana peanut butter smoothies. Or milkshakes, as they are called at our house. We usually add cocoa powder also.

  7. says

    I did the survey! I did it, I did it. Mostly for you, but the beckoning call of $50 is quite alluring.
    So here is my problem with smoothies- if I make one, then I have to clean the pain in the butt food processor. I really think if I had house elves then I would eat a lot healthier.

  8. Claire says

    Entered! :) I’ve recently started buying almond milk to make smoothies. It’s so good! I need to mix things up a bit since I always make the exact same thing though. I always add spinach . . . the green color keeps the kids from stealing my breakfast haha.

  9. Roberta Galatsatos says

    Just in time for my next grocery trip. Guess what’s going on my list? Almond milk, of course! We love smoothies. Making these today. Thanks, Karen!

  10. Larissa says

    Survey completed. And thanks for the post! You can never have enough healthy/tasty smoothie recipes.(Especially with kids.)

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