Peanut butter banana smoothie with spinach is a healthy breakfast or snack and full of wholesome ingredients! Great for getting kids to eat some greens! Enjoy on its own or add some fun toppings!
This post has been sponsored by Wholesome. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Ah, Friday... how I love you so!
We've had an unusually busy week here, in the form of social outings. I had a blogging friend dinner, my husband had a work dinner, we went to a wine/tapas event here in Charlotte and tonight is the fall festival celebration at my daughter's elementary school.
Whew! We're not normally so cool!
We've also got a Komen breast cancer walk tomorrow morning that we're doing with the kids and a big group of friends (along with tens of thousands of other people 😂) and that's always an uplifting way to start the weekend.
And after that - CHILL TIME! I'll be wiped!
And now, calling all smoothie lovers!
And also calling all those who are suspicious of smoothies, particularly the green smoothies, because this is about to change your mind!
This peanut butter banana smoothie with spinach is a staple in our house.
Seriously, this is one of my kids ALL TIME favorites 💚
They love peanut butter in anything and peanut butter and banana is a favorite snack. (I usually make little sandwiches with the banana slices and peanut butter in the middle.)
I also make a LOT of this whole wheat peanut butter banana bread.
But on days where I want to give them some extra veggies and a little nutrition boost, we do healthy green smoothies! (Or smoothie bowls 👍)
And this peanut butter banana smoothie with spinach is FULL of good stuff!
It’s loaded with a huge cup of spinach, plus bananas and peanut butter of course, plain Greek yogurt, some chia seeds for good measure, a splash of milk and honey to sweeten.
I usually make this smoothie for a healthy after-school snack — M requests it weekly these days! — but it also makes a great breakfast. It’s sure to fuel them for a busy morning!
And today I’m happy to be partnering with Wholesome candies to share with you a super fun topping for your smoothies and smoothie bowls. ❤️
Now you guys know I’m not a candy person...
Well, I was as a kid - total candy freak - but since becoming an adult and getting into healthy eating and reading ingredient lists and trying to make wholesome choices for my family, well, candy went bye-bye.
But as my kids get older, M (age 6) especially has been glued to the candy aisle. She always asks even though she knows I never say yes.
So I was super excited to find these adorable Wholesome DelishFish at EarthFare. (M was more excited that I found them 😉)
They are organic and non-GMO and made with real, recognizable ingredients.
No artificial flavors and no synthetic colors here. (No red 40!) Also, no high fructose corn syrup. 👍
They’re gluten-free, vegan and kosher, too, so they're a great candy option if you have dietary intolerances or special dietary needs.
Basically, they are what I want if I’m going to offer my kids candy and they also taste amazing!
Not that I sampled some of these cute little fish… no, not like that at all. 😉
(They have other DelishFish candies that we are definitely going to try! Learn more about them here.)
So if you’re like me and looking for a better candy option for your kiddos, I hope you’ll give these a try.
Wondering where to get them? Check out this store locator to find them near you.
Now a few notes on these peanut butter banana smoothies with spinach:
- You’ll need to taste and adjust the amount you use for this recipe to get it to your desired level of sweetness. It will vary depending on how sweet your ripe bananas are and also how sweet you want it.
- (And if your peanut butter has sugar or a sweetener in it, you may not need any honey at all.)
- You could also substitute dates or maple syrup for the honey. Start with 1 pitted date or 1 teaspoon maple syrup and add more if you want to sweeten it up.
- The chia seeds are optional. I like adding them for some extra nutrition but you can skip them if you don’t have any.
- I add about 2 tablespoons of milk or so to get these to the right consistency for my kids to drink them with a straw. Do a splash at a time until it’s how you want it - thinner for a drinkable smoothie or thicker for a smoothie bowl. (And you can use any kind of milk here.)
- Want some more fun topping ideas? Chia or hemp seeds, sliced bananas, a drizzle of peanut butter, fresh or frozen berries (we love strawberries with this) and granola. (My 5-ingredient peanut butter granola would be great here!)
And yes, the fish were swimming and yes, my 4-year-old thought that was hilarious. He also wanted to give the fish names before eating them 🤣
So cheers for a healthy, wholesome peanut butter banana spinach smoothie and a new fun treat for my kiddos that I can feel good about. 💕
Have a wonderful weekend!
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- 1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
- ½ cup plain nonfat or 2% Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1-3 tablespoons milk of choice (see notes)
- Honey, to taste
- Add bananas, spinach, Greek yogurt, peanut butter and chia seeds to the blender and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Add milk to get the desired consistency and honey to sweeten, as needed.
- Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!
The chia seeds are optional. I like adding them for some extra nutrition but you can skip them if you don’t have any.
I add about 2 tablespoons of milk or so to get these to the right consistency for my kids to drink them with a straw. Do a splash at a time until it’s how you want it - thinner for a drinkable smoothie or thicker for a smoothie bowl. (And you can use any kind of milk here.)
Fun topping ideas include: Chia or hemp seeds, sliced bananas, a drizzle of peanut butter, fresh or frozen berries (we love strawberries with this) and granola. (My 5-ingredient peanut butter granola would be great here!)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 21gSodium: 269mgCarbohydrates: 29gSugar: 11gProtein: 12g