Peanut Banana Cinnamon Smoothie

Peanut Banana Cinnamon Smoothie

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
413 Calories
20g Fat
50g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 413
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 337mg 26%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 982mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Are you looking for a little something extra in your smoothie? You may not have thought about using cinnamon to add some spice to banana or peanut butter smoothies. These drinks are delicious, but the flavor can be lacking in an element that brings some heat. Cinnamon adds that burst of spice that brightens the whole drink.

This recipe, which requires a blender, makes one medium (about 12-ounces) or two small (about 6-ounce) smoothies. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla soy or skim milk

  • 1 large fresh or frozen ripe banana, cut into chunks

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, preferably natural

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, more for sprinkling

  • 1 teaspoon honey, or turbinado sugar, optional

  • 3 large ice cubes

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Peanut Banana Cinnamon Smoothie ingredients

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  2. Place the milk, banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey (if using) into a blender, and puree until smooth.

    milk, banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey in a blender

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  3. Add the ice cubes and pulse just until the ice is crushed.

    ice cubes added to the smoothie mixture in the blender

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  4. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

    Peanut Banana Cinnamon Smoothie in a glass

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Tips

  • One pro tip for banana smoothies is to freeze the banana chunks in advance. Your smoothie will be frostier if you use this technique. You can allow the bananas to get very ripe, so the flavors and sugar are fully developed before you freeze them. Now you're ready for maximum banana flavor and natural sweetness for your smoothies any time you want to make them. Frozen bananas will keep for three to four months.
  • Natural peanut butter or other kinds of natural nut butter work better for smoothies than the typical supermarket peanut butter. They have a less solid consistency and will mix better. Check at your supermarket in the bulk foods section to see if they have the option of grinding your own fresh nut butter. This way you'll know it's only nuts, without additives and preservatives. If you are sensitive to peanuts, try using other nut butters such as almond butter or cashew butter.