Peanut Butter Powder Smoothie
This peanut butter smoothie is healthy, creamy, and made with powdered peanut butter! Peanut butter powder has the same nutty flavor with a third of the calories.
Why you’ll love it:
Powdered peanut butter is a great way to add peanut butter flavor without all the fat and calories. One two-tablespoon serving of powdered peanut butter boasts only 60 calories and 1.5 grams of fat.
It’s an easy way to cut calories in a normally calorie-heavy peanut butter smoothie. This PB2 smoothie is healthy, rich, and creamy! It’s made with plant-based ingredients and sweetened with a date.
If you haven’t tried dates in your smoothies yet, you’re in for a treat! They have a sweet caramel-like flavor and plenty of antioxidants. They’re great in chocolate, peanut butter, or coffee smoothies.
Here’s what you need for this delicious peanut butter powder smoothie!
Powdered peanut butter – I used PB2 original, but any peanut butter powder should work fine. PB2 is readily accessible. I bought mine at Target, and I know they carry it at Walmart too.
Frozen banana – Frozen banana thickens and naturally sweetens the smoothie. Just cut a banana and a half into chunks, throw the chunks into a bag, and freeze overnight. I keep frozen bananas in my freezer at all times for all my smoothie making needs.
Greek yogurt – Unsweetened Greek yogurt adds a boost of protein and creaminess without added sugar. It does add a slight tang, but you can’t taste it with the sweet date in there! If you don’t like Greek yogurt, cottage cheese is a good option too (and has no tang).
Almond milk – Unsweetened almond milk is my favorite liquid base for smoothies! It’s creamy and low-calorie with a neutral flavor. Not all brands taste alike though. Almond Breeze is my favorite!
Date – Dates are a stone fruit that have been dried to concentrate their sweetness. They have a caramel-like sweetness and no added sugar! They’re also high in fiber, nutrients, and disease-fighting antioxidants.
How to make a powdered peanut butter smoothie:
This PB2 smoothie is so quick and simple!
Combine ingredients: In the base of your high-speed blender, combine the frozen banana, powdered peanut butter, almond milk, Greek yogurt, and date.
Blend: Blend until thick and creamy. If the smoothie isn’t thick enough, you can add a few more chunks of frozen banana or ice.
Enjoy: Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Smoothie Making Tips:
- Cut the banana into chunks before you freeze it. Sometimes I get lazy and just cut it in half, but it doesn’t blend as quickly. Banana chunks are easier on your blender.
- Smoothies are very forgiving! If you like it thicker, add more frozen banana chunks. If you don’t have more, ice works in a pinch. If you like it thinner, add a splash more almond milk. If you want it sweeter, add another date or a smidge of maple syrup.
This peanut butter smoothie is easy to customize! Try one of these delicious variations:
- Oats – For some filling whole grains, add 1/3 cup of rolled oats. They add texture and a subtle oatey flavor!
- Chocolate – Swap the peanut butter powder with chocolate peanut butter powder. Add a tablespoon of Dutch processed cocoa powder.
- Coffee – Swap 1/4 cup of the almond milk with cold brew coffee.
- Sweetener – If you don’t have dates, you can leave it out and use maple syrup instead. Start with a teaspoon or two, then add more if desired.
- Milk – Regular milk or any plant-based milk works great in this smoothie!
Powdered peanut butter is a good option if you’re looking to cut fat and calories. Both the powder and regular peanut butter are nutritious and blend well in smoothies, it just depends on your nutrition goals.
You can mix peanut butter powder in smoothies, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, hot cocoa, cookies, peanut sauce, and more! It’s ideal when you want the nutty flavor, but not the fat and calories.
More Smoothie Recipes:
- How to Add Raw Oats to Smoothies (with a recipe!)
- Mixed Berry Smoothie (3 Variations)
- 1000 Calorie Chocolate Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Powdered Peanut Butter Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- 1 ½ bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
- 4 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
- ⅓ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 date, pitted
- In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the frozen banana chunks, peanut butter powder, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and date.
- Blend until thick, creamy, and smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!