5-Minute Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Creamy and packed with flavor, this quick and easy blueberry peanut butter smoothie is full of nourishing ingredients and will give you the boost you need to power through the day. Perfect for breakfast or a snack anytime!
About this Recipe
When it comes to quick & easy breakfasts, it’s hard to beat a quick and easy smoothie recipe!
And this light, creamy and refreshing blueberry peanut butter smoothie is my newest obsession.
It’s blended with plenty of good-for-you ingredients like blueberries, peanut butter, banana, chia seeds, lemon juice and any milk of choice (I usually use almond milk!) to create a smoothie bursting with berry flavor.
The vanilla protein powder is optional but gives this smoothie lots of staying power to help carry you through whatever the day brings.
I enjoy this smoothie as-is, but the base recipe is so versatile that it lends itself to any number of fun variations.
I’ve added lots of customizations & ideas for you so you can use this everyday recipe and make anything from a chocolate blueberry smoothie to one with strawberries, peaches, with greens, or even a blueberry peanut butter smoothie bowl!
Process & Tips
Really all you need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and let it go to work for you.
Before you know it you’ll be sipping on a delicious, nutrient dense smoothie!
The powerhouse combination of fiber, fat and protein in this smoothie makes it more filling and satiating than your typical smoothie.
Plant-powered fiber comes in the form of the frozen banana, blueberries and chia seeds.
Healthy fat comes in the form of the chia seeds, peanut butter and milk.
And the protein can be found in the peanut butter as well as the protein powder.
Fun Variations to Try
Blueberry Peanut Butter Peach Smoothie: Use ½ cup frozen blueberries and ½ cup fresh or frozen peaches.
Chocolate: Add 2 tablespoons of cacao or cocoa powder along with the other ingredients.
Make it a Green Smoothie: Add a few handfuls of baby spinach or baby kale for a boost of green goodness.
Make it a Smoothie Bowl
You can also turn this blueberry banana peanut butter smoothie into a smoothie bowl by making the smoothie thicker using only 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of milk.
Also, make sure to use frozen bananas and frozen blueberries to help you get that thick consistency.
Once blended, pour into a bowl and add your choice of smoothie bowl toppings.
Some fun topping ideas would be nuts, seeds, sliced fresh fruit, granola, honey, cacao nibs and a drizzle of almond butter.
Ingredients & Modifications
Blueberries: The blueberries are the star ingredient in this smoothie, and both fresh & frozen blueberries work great in this recipe.
Frozen banana: You can also use fresh banana in place of frozen banana in this recipe. It adds some natural sweetness to the smoothie.
Milk of choice: I used unsweetened almond milk for this smoothie but you can use any milk you like. To keep this vegan, paleo and dairy free, be sure to use a non-dairy milk.
Chia seeds: Chia seeds add a bit of fiber and a dose of plant-based protein. Ground flax seeds would also be an easy substitution for chia seeds in this recipe.
Unsweetened peanut butter: I like unsweetened peanut butter in this smoothie but you can use any other type of nut butter (like almond butter) that you like in its place. For a nut-free option, be sure to use sunflower seed butter.
Lemon juice: The lemon juice really helps to brighten and lift all the flavors. You can also use lime juice in its place.
Maple syrup: The sweetener is entirely optional in this recipe so feel free to skip it if you prefer a lower sugar smoothie. You could also use honey or agave in its place.
Vanilla protein powder: You can use any protein powder you like the taste of. To keep this recipe paleo friendly, be sure to use a grain-free and dairy-free protein powder. To keep this recipe vegan friendly, be sure to choose a vegan protein powder.
5-Minute Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
- 1 ½ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, or milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, optional
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.