PBJ Banana Smoothie

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PBJ Banana Smoothie | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

Mike is the fruit eater in our house. He goes through quite a bit each day. Grapes and bananas are perpetually on the counter or on the shopping list. I’ve been drinking lots of green smoothies lately, and we were discussing bananas in smoothies (something I’m not particularly fond of as I think the banana always blocks out other flavors). Anyway, the conversation ended with this smoothie.

PBJ Banana Smoothie

  • 1 banana, peeled and cut in slices
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons soymilk (optional)
  1. Place grapes and banana slices in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.
  2. Once they are chilled, place grapes, bananas and peanut butter in a blender, and blend until smooth.
  3. If smoothie is too thick, blend in soymilk. Serve.

Serves 1

Most people I know like their smoothies cold, hence the chilling in the freezer. However, you don’t want your grapes to freeze as their juice is the liquid for the smoothie. The smoothie is thick, but certainly drinkable without the milk. It feels “hearty,” which is probably saying something for a smoothie. Thin to your desired consistency.

I’m sharing this recipe in These Chicks Cooked, Full Plate Thursday, Wellness Weekends, Premeditated Leftovers, and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.

Looking for More Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes?

Take a look at my book, The Wheat-Free Meat-Free Cookbook: 100 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes.

A sampling of the recipes included:
  • Breakfasts: Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins, Yeasted Waffles, Gooey Butter Cake,
  • Sides: Patatas Bravas, Pea and New Potato Salad, Braised Celery,
  • Mains: Corn Waffle Sandwiches, Enchiladas with Green Sauce, Pesto Asparagus Galette, and
  • Desserts: Blueberry Mango Crisp, Baklava Rolls, Amaretto Cake.

You can see the full recipe list on the Amazon page.


Comments

  1. My husband started adding peanut butter to his smoothies in the last few months and loves it! What a fab idea to add grapes.

  2. Great idea adding peanut butter to a smoothie – I totally have to try that.
    Sue :-)

  3. Hi Kilanda,
    What a great smoothie, it is a combination that I just love. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  5. This smoothie sounds delicious and the peanut butter would add nutrition as well as great flavour. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  6. I eat tons of fruit in smoothie form. All of my kids love fruit, so I buy about 20 – 30 pounds of fruit a week in the winter when I can’t grow any. This smoothie will be probably be popular with everyone in my house! Thanks for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  7. This sounds so good! I love the idea of having grapes in there for the jam part! It would be good with berries too :) I’ll have to give this a try!

    • Yes, berries sound amazing! I went with grapes because they’re cheap and we almost always have them. But I really want to try this with blackberries or blueberries now.

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