This Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe made with peanut powder and without yogurt is a delicious protein packed plant based breakfast or afternoon snack. Use oat milk or almond milk to keep this fruit smoothie dairy free or regular milk, if you prefer.
We just got a new blender -- a Ninja Pro -- and the kids and I have been making some of our favorite easy healthy smoothie recipes again. This strawberry banana peanut powder smoothie, or the Skinny Monkey, is super easy to make and perfect as a grab and go breakfast or as a quick afternoon pick-me-up or post workout snack!
I used to make a breakfast smoothie with peanut butter, milk, strawberries and bananas -- the Funky Monkey. The Skinny Monkey breakfast smoothie is basically the lightened up version.
It's dairy free, plant based, gluten free and has added protein. It's also lower in calories and fat. Plus, it's absolutely delicious! If you're looking for a smoothie recipe made with just fruit, try our refreshing Summer Fruit Smoothie or our Pineapple Banana Smoothie if you want one made with yogurt!
You only need 4 simple ingredients to make this strawberry banana fruit smoothie:
- Strawberries -- frozen works best, but fresh are fine
- Oat milk or almond milk -- use regular milk if you want
- Peanut butter powder -- I used PB2, but any brand is fine
The honey is optional. Depending on which brand of peanut butter powder you use, you may not want it. It adds a little bit of sweetness, but it's not necessary. In fact, we skipped it the last time we made the smoothie, and it was fine.
How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Peanut Powder
This smoothie recipe is super easy to make. All you do is add all of the ingredients to the blender.
I usually add the frozen strawberries first. Then, I just toss everything else in.
Next, place the lid on the blender. Then, blend until everything is well combined.
You may want to scrape the sides of the blender with a spatula to make sure the peanut powder isn't sticking. Then, blend again until the drink is nice and smooth.
How to Thicken
We think this smoothie is just right. But, if you want a thicker smoothie, add only ½ to 1 cup of the milk to start. After blending, add more milk if needed.
Fresh or Frozen Fruit
For the best tasting smoothie, I recommend adding at least one frozen fruit. We use fresh bananas and frozen strawberries, but you can freeze your bananas if you want.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 12 ounces frozen strawberries about 2 cups
- 3 ripe bananas cut into large chunks
- 5 tablespoons Peanut Powder
- 1 ½ cups oat milk
- drizzle of honey optional
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender
- Place lid on blender, and blend until smooth. You may have to scrape the sides with a spatula
- Pour into glasses, and serve
Originally published in 2016 and updated in 2021