Banana Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

This Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is the perfect creamy treat for soccer players looking to recover after a hard training session. You won’t want to miss the creaminess of the peanut butter and frozen banana combined with the freshness of the greens.

Are you a peanut butter fan? Then you are in the right place! This Banana Peanut Butter Green Smoothie most popular smoothie and one you don’t want to miss.

I love peanut butter and encourage my athletes to incorporate it into their smoothies as a source of healthy anti-inflammatory fats. But, it is pretty easy to get sick of a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie (even though they are delicious). Here enters a new take on a peanut butter smoothie…

Important Smoothie Tips

  • Add your liquid first! This is important for blend-ability.
  • Don’t skip the frozen banana, it makes your smoothie creamy!
  • Choose all-natural nut butter. The only ingredients should be the nuts (peanuts, almonds) and salt.
  • Load up your smoothie with healthy fats (nut butter, chia seeds, avocado) and protein (powder, Greek yogurt, milk). This will make your smoothie a balanced fueling option that’s more satisfying. Smoothies shouldn’t just be fruit and water!
  • If you are a smoothie queen, a high power blender will give the best consistency. Though a little pricey, my Vitamix blender was my first big girl purchase 5 years ago and it was 100% worth it.

Special tip: If you have trouble fueling after a long or hard workout, try to refuel with a smoothie, as they are easier to digest! Check out my other smoothie recipes here.

Questions about fueling after training? I understand! It can be challenging to fuel after training but I break down the do’s and don’ts of post training fueling to ensure you can make the most of your recovery.

Banana Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

Reilly Beatty MS, RD
Prep Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Snack
Servings 1
Calories 460 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 handful kale or spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup vanilla dairy alternative milk*
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder**
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Starting with liquid first, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

*You can use any milk that you would like. In my experience, smoothies taste better with a dairy alternative milk but you can use whatever you prefer!
** My favorite protein powders areĀ 

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