Want to add some extra veggies? This easy Peanut Butter Green Smoothie includes nutritious spinach with a sweet peanut butter flavor!
Who else is trying to get more vegetables in their diet?
One helpful way for me is to add leafy greens to smoothies. Honestly, I’m at the point where I don’t make a smoothie WITHOUT some kind of vegetable.
Smoothies are a great way to start your morning. They have simple ingredients and can be super filling, depending on what you put in them!
This Peanut Butter Green Smoothie is DELICIOUS. The banana gives this smoothie a nice sweetness. Full of healthy fats and spinach for extra nutrients, you’ve got a breakfast that will keep you full!
Scroll to the bottom of the post to get to the recipe card. Or keep reading for more tips and tricks!
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Spinach- I use fresh baby spinach
- Greek yogurt
- Ground flaxseed- Flax seeds are full of Omega 3 fats and fiber!
- Peanut butter- I like to use natural peanut butter, where the ingredients are just peanuts and salt.
- Ice cubes
What I love about smoothies is that you can add so many things to them for extra nutrients and flavor! Here are some extra ingredients that would go great:
- Protein powder- I love combining chocolate protein powder with peanut butter!
- Chia seeds
- Other non-dairy milk: oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk
- Other nut butters: Cashew butter, almond butter, seed butter
Can you taste the spinach?
The taste of the greens is non-existant! That’s the great thing about smoothies, is that the rest of the ingredients mask the flavor of certain vegetables.
This is actually a good way to get extra veggies in your kids. A green smoothie could be a “monster smoothie” to make it more fun!
Can you prep these ahead of time?
If you need an easy way to make smoothies in the morning, prepping the ingredients beforehand is a great idea!
You can add the ingredients (Except milk and ice) to ziploc bags and either put them in the fridge or freezer. Then you can just add the frozen ingredients to the blender, add the milk, and blend!
In the past, I’ve also blended smoothies ahead of time and kept them in the freezer, in Mason jars. If you do this, leave some room at the top for the liquid to expand. Otherwise your jar may explode!
Tips for a better smoothie
- Use ripe bananas! The browner it is, the sweeter it’ll be. I like to freeze brown bananas before blending; a frozen banana means you won’t need ice and you’ll get a creamier smoothie!
- For a thinner consistency, add more milk. For a thicker smoothie, add less milk or more Greek yogurt.
- This is already pretty sweet. But if you need a little extra added sugar, add maybe a 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup before blending!
How to make
In a high-speed blender, add the ingredients, preferably in this order: Almond milk, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, banana, flax, spinach, and ice.
Blend for 30-60 seconds until fully blended.
Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Other healthy smoothie recipes
Looking for the perfect smoothie to jumpstart your morning? Here are some of my favorites! Be sure to print the ones you love:
Print the recipe for this spinach banana peanut butter smoothie now:
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup ice cubes
- In a high-speed blender, add the ingredients, preferably in this order: Almond milk, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, banana, flax, spinach, and ice.
- Blend for 30-60 seconds until fully blended.
- Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 7gSugar: 20gProtein: 20g