Peanut Butter Smoothie Without Banana
Let’s make a creamy Peanut Butter Smoothie without Banana with the thickest texture but less sugar and carbs for a guilt-free summer smoothie.
I love peanut butter and smoothies, but most of the time, recipes for smoothies call for frozen bananas.
I love bananas, don’t get me wrong, they are perfect post-workout option to refuel on quick sugar. But, if you are after low-sugar smoothie, try this peanut butter smoothie without bananas.
It’s naturally thickened with a surprising vegetable. Let me share my tricks with you to make low-carb peanut butter smoothies this summer.
What Is Peanut Butter Smoothie Without Banana?
It’s a a creamy peanut butter smoothie made with no bananas as a thickener.
It’s perfect for those with banana allergies, following a low-carb diet, or anyone who doesn’t enjoy the banana flavor in their smoothies. It’s naturally gluten-free with a vegan option.
How To Make Peanut Butter Smoothie Without Banana
It’s incredible how you can easily make a thick, smooth, creamy banana-free smoothie.
All you need to make this peanut butter smoothie are:
- Natural Peanut Butter with no added oil or added sugar. Feel free to use powdered peanut butter to cut down the fat if desired.
- Non-Dairy Milk like almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk for a boost of protein. Regular milk and skim milk also work great.
- Sweetener of Choice – You can use a crystal sweetener, like sugar-free allulose, erythritol, or coconut sugar. Otherwise, try monk fruit syrup or maple syrup.
- Frozen Cauliflower Rice or frozen zucchini slices – These two vegetables have absolutely no flavor when blended with milk and peanut butter. But they add the lovely creamy texture you are after and some extra nutrients.
- Plain Greek Yogurt – This adds proteins and a lovely smooth creamy texture.
- Crushed Ice for extra frothy texture.
- Ground Cinnamon – It’s optional, but I love the combo of peanut butter and cinnamon. It turns the smoothie into a lovely breakfast smoothie.
In a high-speed blender, add all the ingredients – the order doesn’t matter. Blend it until smooth. It takes about one minute on high-speed.
Depending on your taste and goals, you can add ingredients to the smoothie to boost its texture or nutrition profile. For example you may want to increase:
- Sweetness – Add more sweetener or a handful of frozen raspberries or strawberries. They go so well with peanut butter flavors.
- Protein – Add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder or chocolate protein powder.
- Fiber – Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds. Flax seeds are also great for thickening smoothies and adding healthy fats.
- Wholegrains – For a highly nutritious breakfast, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of oats to your smoothie.
- Healthy Fats – Try adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of cashew butter or raw almonds to make the smoothie more filling and creamier. It also boosts your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
- Collagen – Try adding one tablespoon of your favorite collagen powder.
You can use this recipe to create a range of smoothie flavors. Below are some ideas to give a twist to your smoothie flavor.
- Coconut Peanut Butter – Use coconut yogurt and coconut milk. Serve with toasted coconut flakes.
- Almond Butter Smoothie – Swap the peanut butter for almond butter and use almond milk.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie – Add one tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.
This peanut butter smoothie without banana is delicious on its own or with some toppings like:
- A drizzle of peanut butter
- Sliced almonds
- Crushed peanuts
- Shredded coconut
- Drizzle melted dark chocolate
- Whipped cream
- A dollop of extra yogurt
If you have some food allergies, I listed below some options to make this delicious smoothie with the following ingredient substitutions:
- Nut-Free – You can swap the peanut butter for tahini to make a tahini smoothie or sunflower seed butter. Swap the almond milk for oat milk, coconut milk, or skim milk.
- Dairy-Free – Pick dairy-free yogurt like plain coconut yogurt, almond, or soy yogurt.
- Vegan – Use your favorite plant-based milk and plant-based yogurt.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are my answers to your most common questions about this easy peanut butter smoothie.
Bananas are used to thicken smoothies and provide a creamy texture.
A similar texture can be achieved by using other ingredients like frozen mango, frozen zucchini, or frozen cauliflower.
You can add two tablespoons of raw nuts, nut butter, or a combination of yogurt and ice.
Peanut butter is high in protein and healthy fats and is a fulling plant-based ingredient to add to a smoothie.
Therefore, peanut butter smoothies are a great filling snack or breakfast to satisfy a sweet craving.
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Peanut Butter Smoothie Without Banana
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