A Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day or refuel after a workout. This dairy-free, plant-based smoothie is packed with the natural sweetness of ripe bananas and the richness of peanut butter. It’s a great source of protein, healthy fats, and vitamins, making it a perfect choice for vegans and anyone looking for a quick and satisfying snack or breakfast. Let’s blend up this creamy and satisfying Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie:
Recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (unsweetened)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
- ONE tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Ice cubes (optional)
- Sliced banana and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts for garnish (optional)
1. Prep Your Ingredients:
- Start by slicing the ripe bananas to make them easier to blend.
2. Blend It All:
- In a blender, add the sliced bananas, natural peanut butter, unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds (if using), pure maple syrup, and pure vanilla extract.
3. Blend Until Smooth:
- Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. You can add a few ice cubes if you prefer a colder smoothie.
4. Taste and Adjust:
- Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness with more maple syrup if needed.
- Pour the Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie into a glass, garnish with sliced banana and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts (if desired), and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving):
- Calories: 280
- Total Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 180mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 37g
- Dietary Fiber: 6g
- Sugars: 18g
- Protein: 7g