If you’re looking for a smoothie recipe that the whole family will love, but is healthy for you, this dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie is it. Try it today!
When thinking of popular flavor combinations together that would work well with a smoothie, people usually will say a strawberry banana smoothie. Rightfully so, it’s delicious. Another popular combination though, is peanut butter banana. And this dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie is perfect for everyone. No one will even know (unless you tell them of course) that’s it’s even a vegan peanut butter banana smoothie.
Now, if you’ve ever looked at the calorie count at your favorite smoothie’s shop, you’ve likely been mind-boggled. How can something that is supposed to be healthy for you actually have more calories in it than the #7 at your favorite fast food place. It’s enough to make anyone scream and say what’s the point.
Luckily, that’s not the case here. This dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie is loaded with the right amount of healthy ingredients, including healthy fats, that will have you running into the kitchen to make your own breakfast before going to work or sending the kids off to school.
What ingredients do you need to make this dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie?
This vegan peanut butter banana smoothie is super easy to make because you don’t need a ton of ingredients. That’s one of the best parts about smoothies, right? In order to make this dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie, you’ll need:
- peanut butter
- apple juice (optional)
- dairy free milk
- dairy free yogurt
- flax seed
- agave (or dates)
This dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie does have more ingredients than just a simple smoothie recipe; however, the combination of ingredients makes one absolutely delicious dairy free smoothie that you will love over and over again.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A DAIRY FREE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SMOOTHIE?
Inside of a blender, you are going to add all your ingredients. We love our high powdered Vitamix because of the ability to really blend the ingredients; however our second favorite blender that is well within most people’s price range is this Ninja Professional Kitchen System (watch it for sales, it’s frequently ran for $99).
The most preferred way to add ingredients to a blender in order to preserve the blades is to add liquid, dry, then frozen ingredients on top. This way, by the time the blades come in contact with frozen ingredients, it has already started blending a good amount of your dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie.
SHOULD I USE FROZEN OR FRESH FRUIT TO MAKE THIS DAIRY FREE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SMOOTHIE?
Honestly, either fresh or frozen fruit will work in this dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie. Most people prefer to drink cold smoothies, and because of that will typically add ice. Ice, however, is just frozen water, so by adding ice, it has a tendency to dilute the flavor profile of this dairy free peanut butter banana smoothie. One way to combat diluting it, is to add a frozen banana. This way your smoothie still gets cold, but without essentially adding water to it.
I’m nut free, can I make this peanut butter banana smoothie safe for my allergies?
If you are looking for a nut free version of this dairy free smoothie, we have you covered. There are a few different options that you have for a peanut free dairy free smoothie or a completely nut free dairy free smoothie.
If you only have a peanut allergy, we recommend swapping the peanut butter for almond butter. It has the next best flavor combination that we have tried.
If you are completely nut free, then we would recommend using sunbutter instead of the peanut butter in this dairy free smoothie. Of course, the flavor of sunbutter and even almond butter is different than peanut butter; however, the result of this dairy free nut free banana smoothie would still be delicious.
As far as the non-dairy milk choice, just use a non-nut dairy free milk of your choosing.
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Dairy Free Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 apple (cored)
- 1 cup almond milk (use nut free dairy free milk if needed)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dairy free almond yogurt (use nut free dairy free yogurt if needed)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup apple juice (*See notes)
- 1 tbsp flaxseed
- 1/2 tbsp agave (or 2 dates)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until well combined.
- *If using a fresh banana versus frozen, add ice to make colder if desired.
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