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Peanut Butter Smoothie Without Banana

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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.

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.

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.

How To Make Peanut Butter Smoothie Without Banana

It’s incredible how you can easily make a thick, smooth, creamy banana-free smoothie.

Ingredients

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.

Preparation

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.

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.

Adjusting

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.
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.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.

Flavor Variations

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.

Serving

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

Allergy Swaps

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.

How Do You Thicken A Smoothie Without Banana?

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.

What Does A Peanut Butter Smoothie Do To Your Body?

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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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.

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.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 smoothie
Serving Size: 1 smoothie (with sugar-free maple syrup)
4.97 from 84 votes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter no added sugar, no added oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons Maple Syrup sugar free if needed
  • ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ¾ cup Crushed Ice
  • ½ cup Frozen Cauliflower Rice or frozen zucchini or more ice
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
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Instructions

  • In a blender, add all the ingredients, the order doesn't matter.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust, adding more sweetener if needed or more ice for a frothier texture.
  • Serve in 2 tall glasses.
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Serving Size: 1 smoothie (with sugar-free maple syrup)
Yield: 2 smoothie
Serving: 1smoothie (with sugar-free maple syrup)Calories: 149.8kcal (7%)Carbohydrates: 8g (3%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Net Carbs: 6gProtein: 10g (20%)Fat: 9.6g (15%)Saturated Fat: 1.7g (11%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.7gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 2.5mg (1%)Sodium: 225mg (10%)Potassium: 281.4mg (8%)Sugar: 4.2g (5%)Vitamin A: 2.7IUVitamin B12: 0.3µg (5%)Vitamin C: 19.3mg (23%)Calcium: 189.8mg (19%)Iron: 0.5mg (3%)Magnesium: 39.6mg (10%)Zinc: 0.8mg (5%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is delicious! It’s great to have a thick smoothie without the added carbs of banana. The riced frozen cauliflower does add smoothness and I always keep some on hand.

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