This strawberry peanut butter smoothie recipe is a harmonious blend of sweet fruits, rich peanut butter, chewy dried berries, and crunchy toasted peanuts. We include some Greek yogurt to enhance the smoothie’s thickness.
Is This Smoothie Healthy?
Yes, we believe it is. This smoothie is a healthy blend of delicious ingredients.
To begin, there are a selection of fruits in this smoothie — bananas, strawberries, and dried cranberries. They’re packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin K1, potassium, manganese, and many others.
Adding peanut butter to this blend means you get more micronutrients and a small amount of proteins and healthy monounsaturated fats. Additionally, we include toasted peanuts for even more nutrients.
We also use Greek yogurt and milk. Greek yogurt contains a small amount of minerals, such as iron or calcium, and is denser in protein than other types of yogurt.
Thanks to bananas’ natural sweetness, we needn’t add any sweetener.
If you want a sweeter smoothie, feel free to use a sweetener of your choice, but do so in moderation. Be sure to keep your daily intake of added sugar below 10% of the day’s total calories.
Of course, this isn’t our only healthy smoothie featuring peanut butter and fruit. Another berry that would also do the trick is blueberry, which we’ve tried with this Peanut Butter Blueberry Smoothie and loved every creamy, sweet-tart sip. Of course, we can hardly forget the classic peanut butter and banana combo. Apple is another excellent choice for those who love that autumnal vibrancy in their drinks.
Is Peanut Butter Vegan?
Peanuts are vegan-friendly, but some peanut butter products may contain animal-based ingredients. It’s best to not make assumptions and look for products that claim to be vegan-friendly.
You’ll need strawberries, peanut butter, peanuts, bananas, dried cranberries, Greek yogurt, milk, ice, and vanilla extract.
Here are some tips for the best smoothie ever:
If you have bananas that are overly ripe, this smoothie is a great opportunity to use them. Their high sugar and nutrient content makes for a sweet treat that is nutritionally respectable.
We use dried cranberries and toasted peanuts to top the smoothie, creating a contrast in texture. You can substitute these ingredients with any dried fruits or toasted nuts you prefer, but we wanted to keep the peanuts to maintain the theme.
You can turn this smoothie into a fruity bowl by using frozen ingredients and skipping the ice. The ingredients can be stored for up to three months in the freezer — convenient!
Which Type of Peanut Butter to Use
We selected smooth, unsweetened peanut butter. You can use any variety you prefer — just be sure to keep an eye on its saturated fat and added sugar levels.
How Long Does This Smoothie Last?
If not preserved in the fridge, the smoothie should be consumed within 2 hours. Leaving it out longer puts it at risk of spoilage by airborne bacteria.
Covered tightly and kept in the fridge, the smoothie can stay edible for up to 2 days. If you decide to freeze the smoothie, it can be kept for up to 3 months. Neither of these methods guarantees that the smoothie will taste as delicious as when freshly made, however.
If you plan to store it, we suggest blending the ingredients together without the ice, portioning it into Ziploc bags, and freezing immediately. Whenever you want a glass of smoothie, blend one packet with some ice for a quick and delicious treat.
Place all ingredients (2 cups ice, 8 oz strawberry, 8 oz banana, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup yogurt, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1 oz dried cranberries, 1 oz toasted peanuts) in a blender except for the cranberries and peanuts.
Cover and blend in 30 seconds until smooth.
Pour into serving glasses.
Top with dried cranberries and toasted peanuts. Enjoy cold.
Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 236Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Vitamin A 142IU
Vitamin C 38mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Creamy and delicious strawberry peanut butter smoothie recipe for a healthy breakfast.