If you’re looking for a protein-packed breakfast that’s a super easy morning meal, this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl is for you! This 10-minute breakfast is simple to make and it doubles as a healthy afternoon snack when hunger hits.
You’ll love this 10-Minute Breakfast!
My absolute favorite to-go breakfast is a peanut butter banana chocolate smoothie. It’s like drinking a milkshake, but it’s actually healthy. When I’m feeling like something more substantial or need a bigger protein boost prior to my morning yoga, I make one of these peanut butter smoothie bowls with almond milk and a variety of crunchy toppings. Sometimes I add a teaspoon of cocoa powder for extra flavor, but the peanut butter banana smoothie mixed with almond milk provides a ton of energy and keeps me full for a long time, especially when topped with filling nuts and granola.
I also can’t deny how beautiful smoothie bowls can be. Rows of pretty toppings on top make them one of the most Instagrammable foods ever!
- Natural peanut butter for protein with no added sugar
- Banana for potassium and fiber
- Unsweetened almond milk for Vitamin D and a little calcium
- Whole almonds for protein and antioxidants
- Granola for fiber
I also add coconut shavings, which can be a healthier source of fat, but they don’t really provide important health benefits like the other ingredients.
How will you top your smoothie bowl?
You can add whatever you want to the top of your peanut butter banana smoothie bowl! Chia seeds? Strawberries or blueberries? Whatever you want that you think will pair with the peanut butter banana flavor. If you want more calcium in your diet, you can also swap out the almond milk for low-fat milk. Although almond milk does have some of its own health benefits, it has less calcium and protein than cow’s milk, so it’s best to adjust the recipe based on your own diet. You can also swap out the peanut butter for another nut butter if you prefer or have allergies. I’ve tried this same recipe with almond butter, and yes, it’s just as tasty! As I mention below, the addition of protein powder can also give you an extra pre-workout boost in case you need that too.
- 1 1/2 large bananas (fresh or frozen, but reduce ice if using frozen)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, natural recommended
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- almonds, optional for topping
- coconut shavings, optional for topping
- granola, optional for topping
- Combine 1 large banana (fresh or frozen), peanut butter, and almond milk in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a bowl.
- Top with 1/2 sliced fresh banana, almonds, coconut shavings, granola or other toppings
Home Chef Tip: Want MORE protein? Add a bit of protein powder to the smoothie for a great pre-workout snack.
We hope you enjoy this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl from SoFabFood Home Chef, Holly from Club Crafted, as much as we do. If you love this easy recipe, you can find more like it by visiting our Breakfast Section. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!