Peanut Butter Smoothie without Banana

This peanut butter smoothie is thick and creamy without banana! It has a shake-like consistency but it’s high in protein, healthy fats, and fiber. It makes a great breakfast replacement.

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Why You’ll Love it:

My aunt is allergic to bananas. It blew my mind a little. But it made me realize some people need smoothies without bananas in them.

For this smoothie, I wanted to create a thick peanut butter smoothie without banana. But since banana doubles as a thickener and sweetener, I knew it would be a challenge.

First I tried frozen butternut squash, then frozen cauliflower. Neither gave me the smooth, creamy texture I was looking for. So I decided to think outside the box and finally hit the nail on the head. The secret ingredient? Frozen mango!

Key Ingredients:

peanut butter, almond milk, mango, vanilla protein, yogurt.
  • Peanut butter – A good source of protein and heart healthy fats!
  • Greek yogurt – Adds creaminess and even more protein. I used unsweetened nonfat Greek yogurt.
  • Vanilla protein powder – You can use plant-based or a whey protein blend. I don’t recommend 100% whey protein because it makes the smoothie too foamy. My protein powder was sweetened. If you use unsweetened, you may need to add maple syrup to taste.
  • Frozen mango – Mango has a mild, sweet flavor and creamy texture. It doesn’t overpower the peanut butter flavor AND it thickens the smoothie right up. Score!
  • Almond milk – I used unsweetened almond milk. Almond breeze is currently my favorite brand.

How to Make a Peanut Butter Smoothie without a Banana:

This peanut butter smoothie is a breeze to make! It’s basically a dump, blend, and pour situation, but for those who like more guidance:

  • Combine ingredients: Place the ingredients in your blender. I always start with the soft ingredients, then end with the frozen ingredients and liquid. The liquid sinks to the bottom anyhow.
  • Blend: Start the blender on low. Gradually increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
  • Adjust: Check the smoothie. If it’s too thick to pour, add a little bit more almond milk until you reach a thick but pourable consistency.
  • Pour: Pour into a glass and enjoy right away. Smoothies are best when fresh and cold!
pouring a peanut butter smoothie into a glass.

Substitutions & Variations:

  • Fruit – For peanut butter jelly vibes, swap the mango with frozen strawberries. You can also use frozen butternut squash in its place, but the texture won’t be as smooth.
  • Nut butter – If you can’t have peanuts, swap the peanut butter with your favorite nut or seed butter.
  • Oats – Add 1/4 cup of rolled oats for added texture and whole grains.
  • Milk – Any plant-based or dairy milk works great in this recipe.
  • Sweetener – If your protein powder is sweetened, this smoothie is plenty sweet. If it’s not, feel free to add a teaspoon or two of maple syrup to sweeten it up.
a small bowl of peanut butter.

Expert Tips:

  • Consistency is easy to change! Blend it up, then adjust. If the smoothie is too thick, simply add more liquid, a little bit at a time, until you reach a pourable consistency.
  • Use frozen mango! Fresh mango won’t achieve a thick, shake-like consistency. Frozen mango thickens it right up. You don’t need ice for that.
  • Make this recipe into a smoothie bowl. Just decrease the liquid to 1/2 cup. Scoop into a bowl and serve with toppings.
top of a peanut butter smoothie with peanut butter and oats on it.


Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh! Technically, you can make them up to 24 hours ahead of time and store in the fridge, but the taste and texture suffers a little.

It only takes 5 minutes to make so I highly recommend making it right away or up to 4 hours ahead of time. Store in the fridge.

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes:

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No Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This peanut butter smoothie is thick and creamy without any banana! It has a shake-like consistency but it's high in protein, healthy fats, and fiber. It makes a great breakfast replacement.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 505 kcal


  • high-speed blender


  • 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder plant-based or regular
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • cup unsweetened almond milk


  • In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the protein powder, yogurt, peanut butter, frozen mango, and almond milk.
  • Turn the blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
  • If the smoothie is too thick to pour, add a splash more almond milk and blend to incorporate.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.


Calories: 505kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 41gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 481mgPotassium: 700mgFiber: 5gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 1787IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 505mgIron: 1mg
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