Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie

January 20, 2020
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
This creamy nutty smoothie tastes like dessert but is made with healthy ingredients like flaxseed, almond milk and fresh bananas.

Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie

This Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie recipe is a delicious breakfast with health benefits from flaxseed, plant-based ingredients. Fully gluten-free and vegan. 

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie in a small glass.

I love starting the day with a creamy smoothie, especially when it's hot outside. Whether it's this Strawberry Mango Papaya Smoothie or Super Green Detox Smoothie when I want a really clean meal. However, this Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie certainly hits the spot every single time because it's so flavorful and filling all at once!

The best thing about homemade smoothies is that they can taste like desserts, but actually pack impressive health benefits. 

Bowls of ingredients including peanut butter, oats, and cinnamon.

And this peanut butter banana smoothie is as decadent-tasting as a sundae, but it's healthy enough to eat for breakfast. 

Bowls of ingredients including bananas, vanilla, and peanut butter.

How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies

Here's what you need to make this frosting breakfast recipe in five minutes:

  • Large frozen bananas. Freeze them for 2 to 3 hours before making your smoothie. I always keep a few peeled, chopped bananas in the freezer for easy smoothie-making. 
  • Almond milk. I like Califia Farms unsweetened milk, but you can use a different vegan milk if you like. 
  • Rolled oats. For gluten-free smoothies, make sure your oats are certified gluten-free. These add a lot of healthy fiber to your drink.
  • Vanilla. For a hint of warming, decadent flavor.
  • Peanut butter. I use Earth Balance peanut butter, which is vegan-approved. I recommend natural peanut butter for this banana smoothie. 
  • Flaxseed meal. This helps thicken the smoothie and add healthy fats and more fiber.
  • Turmeric. I like to add a dash of this spice for added antioxidants. You can leave it out if you like, but you really can't taste the turmeric over the thick banana and peanut butter flavors. 

Blender of ingredients including bananas and peanut butter.

Health Benefits of Banana

Did you know that bananas are the most consumed fruit in the world? It's because they're naturally sweet and come in a neat package that makes transporting them easy.

And not to mention all of the health benefits they pack, including:

  • A great source of potassium
  • High in dietary fiber (great for digestion!)
  • May help protect against diseases including cancer and heart disease
  • Can help regulate blood pressure
  • Contain amino acids that may help preserve memory and provide a mood boost, according to studies.

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie in a blender.

And if you have digestive issues, bananas are a great option. They're the first part of the BRAT diet, which is used to treat stomach aches.

As I’ve mentioned in my article on The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes, bananas are a great source of natural sweetness without the need for added sugar

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie next to some bananas.

More Delicious Smoothie Recipes To Try

This 5-Ingredient Turmeric ‘Wake Up’ Smoothie includes turmeric, flaxseeds and peaches. With a hint of sweetness and spice, this smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family. 

When it comes to this Super Green Detox Smoothie, it’s all about drinking your breakfast in one glass while getting a serving of greens at the same time. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion and immune system support. This recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect as a meal replacer or as a way to kick start your day. All Vegan ingredients.

This Healthy Pineapple Strawberry + Turmeric Smoothie has tropical flavor with a hint of spice from the turmeric-black pepper combo.

This Banana Mango Raspberry ‘Sunrise’ Oats Smoothie is like the tropics in a glass. Full of fruity flavor, this smoothie is creamy, enjoyably thick, and super easy to make in just 5 short minutes. 

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie on a table with oats.


If you make this Easy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love!

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie in a small glass.

Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie on a table with oats.

Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie

January 20, 2020
5 from 6 votes
This Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from the simple ingredients that marry so well together, creating a powerful kick of flavor. This smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 servings



  • 2 large organic bananas, frozen (See Notes!)
  • 1 cup Almond milk (I use Califia Farms; You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • cup Rolled oats, gluten-free if preferred! (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2-3 Tbsps peanut butter, Vegan-approved! (I use Earth Balance)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed meal
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric (See Notes!)
  • 1-2 Ice cubes, if needed!



  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender (adding the frozen bananas, then the rest following) and blend until smooth.
  • Adjust the amount of milk, depending on desired consistency, adding 1 tablespoon more at a time, if needed.
  • To serve—grab one or two prepared glass(es) and pour smoothie into each and grabbing a straw. Top with banana slices and a dollop of peanut butter.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar, ensuring that you drink it within the same day for best taste and consistency.
  • NUT BUTTER: If preferred, you can always substitute peanut butter with Almond butter, SunButter (perfect for allergy-free needs!), Tahini (Sesame Seed Butter), Hazelnut Butter, etc.
  • SWEETENER: Instead of using maple syrup or Agave, you can ensure that Bananas are well ripened to create more of a sweetness.
  • TURMERIC: While adding turmeric is optional, it definitely has benefits: powerful medicinal properties, natural anti-inflammatory ingredient, increases antioxidant activity in the body, and more.
  • FROZEN BANANAS: After peeling + slicing bananas, be sure to store them in a freezer-friendly zip loc or container and freeze for about 2-3 hours (minimum); the longer the better.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 1mg


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  1. Still... drooling...
    Showing me this is like showing images of food to Pavlov's dogs.
    I like this sooooo much, I Tweeted a link to this article.

  2. I love this. It's easy and very quick to prepare. I especially love that you are adding a little bit of turmeric in the smoothie. 🙂

    • Yes! I love adding pinches of turmeric to a lot of my recipes lately! It has such amazing benefits!

  3. Nothing like the combination of peanut butter and bananas! Looking forward to snacking on this later today!

  4. I made one of these smoothies for breakfast this morning and it was incredible! I will definitely be making them often!