There is something just so comforting about the taste of peanut butter, and my Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie delivers that with each sip. Even though this smoothie may taste like an indulgent milkshake, it’s actually something you can enjoy without all the guilt. The flavor combination of peanut butter, banana, and almonds are a favorite to many, so why not start your day off with a smoothie like this?
Just because my Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie tastes so decadent doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. In fact, I carefully chose the ingredients to ensure that you’re getting some important nutrition first thing in the morning. You can also drink this as a dessert and not have to worry about tons of sugar in the evening.
First of all, I used peanut butter powder in this smoothie to give it that PB flavor. I buy it in the bulk bin at my local grocery store, and they actually stock this brand (affiliate link). Using peanut butter powder helps to reduce fat in this recipe, and it also makes it a lot easier to blend and distribute the flavor evenly.
Next, I wanted a drink full of protein to help build muscle and tissue, so I included Greek yogurt, as well as almonds. Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt, so it helps to give this drink a thicker texture. The almonds also provide some fiber to help clean the digestive system.
Bananas are also great to add any smoothie, not only for their taste and texture, but also for their nutritional benefit. They are high in potassium, which can help with sore muscles after a workout. Bananas are also a great source of fiber, so drink it on up!
Aside from the flavor, another thing that I love about this Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie is that it’s so easy and convenient to make. It barely requires any prep as the most you have to do is scoop, pour, and peel! You don’t even have to wash or cut any fruits.
But when I do have bananas that are close to becoming overripe, I just cut them up and freeze them. I find that freezing them in separate bags makes it really easy to just empty it out into the blender. This helps so that I’m not adding too many or too few bananas from a huge bag. If you decide to use frozen banana over fresh, just skip adding extra ice.
Meal Prep Tips
I have a variety of smoothie recipes that can help you develop a smoothie meal prep. I can get tired of the same flavors every single morning, which is why I like to switch it up. This Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie is a great contrast from drinking fruit-flavored smoothies.
To meal prep, I find that mason jars are a convenient way to keep the ingredients together and ready to be added quickly to a blender, but you can also use freezer bags or other containers. Just make sure to keep the almond milk out of the freezer and add it when you’re ready to blend.
Sometimes the mornings can be so rushed, and skipping out on breakfast can leave you feeling depleted by lunch and with more room to overeat. But since blending a smoothie can literally take less than 1 minute, there is no excuse not to have a healthy breakfast.
- ¼ cup peanut butter powder
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1oz raw almonds
- 1½ cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- Blend all ingredients in blender