Craving banana bread? Make this 5-minute banana bread smoothie and curb the craving in a healthy way!

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Banana Bread Smoothie

Banana Bread Smoothie

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Whip up this banana bread smoothie for all the flavor of your favorite treat in a sippable form! Nutritious and delicious.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  • Grab a blender, and add all the ingredients in, ensuring that the spices are added last.
  • Blend for 3-4 minutes, or until totally smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into a cup and enjoy!

Notes

*Scroll past the recipe to find recipe tips and smoothie variations!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 508
  • Sugar: 46.8g
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.6g
  • Fiber: 6.4g
  • Protein: 31.1g

Why You Will Love This Banana Bread Smoothie

Banana Bread Smoothie served in a glass cup

  • Tastes Like Dessert: The blend of banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla mimics the rich, comforting flavors of banana bread, making this smoothie taste like a liquid version of the beloved dessert.
  • Guilt-Free Indulgence: Despite its dessert-like taste, this smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients such as banana, oats, and peanut butter, providing a healthy balance of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
  • Refreshing and Energizing: The ingredients offer a natural energy boost, making it perfect for a morning start or a midday pick-me-up.
  • Satisfying and Filling: The combination of protein powder, fiber-rich oats, and the healthy fats from peanut butter makes this smoothie particularly filling.
  • Quick and Convenient: It’s quick to prepare, blending up in just minutes, which is ideal for busy mornings or when you need a fast and satisfying snack.
  • Versatile: You can easily adapt the smoothie to fit dietary needs or preferences—swap the peanut butter for almond butter, use different types of milk, or adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  • Nutrient-Rich: This smoothie is not only delicious but also provides a range of nutrients.

If you enjoy this dessert smoothie recipe, try my snickers smoothie!

Smoothie Variations And Notes

Banana Bread Smoothie being poured into a glass cup from a blender jug

  1. No Protein Powder: Boost the protein without protein powder by adding 1/2 cup of yogurt or 1/2 cup of silken tofu if you are vegan.
  2. No Sugar Syrups: Swap the maple syrup for 2-3 pitted dates.
  3. No Oats: Swap the oats for flax seeds or chia seeds.
  4. Chocolate Flavored: Add a tablespoon of cacao powder or use chocolate protein powder to make this smoothie chocolate flavored.

My Top Tips For Making The Perfect Banana Bread Smoothie

  • Use Frozen Bananas: For the creamiest texture, freeze ripe bananas in advance. Frozen bananas give the smoothie a thick, ice-cream-like consistenc.
  • Adjust Sweetness: Depending on your preference and the sweetness of your bananas, you may want to adjust the amount of maple syrup. Start with less and add more if needed after tasting.
  • Enhance Flavors: The cinnamon and nutmeg are key to giving that authentic banana bread flavor. Make sure to use fresh, high-quality spices for the best taste, and adjust according to your preference.
  • Add Texture: For a slight crunch that mimics the walnuts often found in banana bread, consider adding a small handful of crushed walnuts or pecans at the end of blending, or sprinkle on top as a garnish.
  • Chill Your Glass: To make the smoothie even more refreshing, chill your serving glass in the freezer for a few minutes before pouring the smoothie into it. This keeps it cool and delicious, especially on a warm day.
  • Serve Immediately: For the best texture and flavor, drink the smoothie immediately after blending. If it sits too long, it may separate or lose its creamy consistency.

Storing The Smoothie

  • Refrigerate: Pour the smoothie into an airtight container or a mason jar with a tight lid. Store it in the refrigerator if you plan to drink it within 24 hours.
  • Shake Before Drinking: The smoothie separates as it sits. Shake before drinking.
  • Freeze for Longer Storage: For longer storage, pour the smoothie into an ice cube tray or freezer-safe containers. Freeze and then transfer the smoothie cubes into a freezer bag. When ready to enjoy, let it thaw slightly and then re-blend to refresh the texture.
  • Avoid Leaving Out: Do not leave the smoothie at room temperature for more than 2 hours as it will spoil.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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