Just 5 simple ingredients are all you need for this delicious, go-to green smoothie. It’s the perfect smoothie to introduce you to adding greens into your smoothie. We love this peanut butter banana spinach smoothie so much and still enjoy it all the time! Such a simple way to get more greens into your diet.
Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie
Don’t let the green color scare you away. This peanut butter banana spinach smoothie tastes like dessert.
The natural sweetness from the ripe banana gives you the sweetness. While the peanut butter hides any banana flavor (for my non-banana-loving friends out there).
Put the sweetness and peanut butter goodness together and it hides any spinach flavor – it’s one good smoothie.
If you’re looking for new go-to healthy smoothie recipes, this one right here is it!
Just 5 ingredients leave you with a creamy, peanut buttery-banana goodness you won’t be able to stop slurping up!
We usually split this entire batch between the whole family – 5 of us, 1 adult, and 4 kids for small cups.
When the kids aren’t sipping on it, Jacob and I have enjoyed big mason jars full of green smoothies. Pure good food I am happy to share!
Kid friendly drinks
This green smoothie is incredibly easy to make, fun for kids to help with, and tastes delicious. If you have picky eaters, include them in making this, and then let them experience the delicious easy spinach banana smoothie.
The coconut milk adds an extra level to the creaminess and a thicker consistency, along with extra staying power from the healthy fats.
If you’ve never tried canned coconut milk in your smoothies, give it a try!
It’s one of my favorite kinds of milk to use in smoothies because of the extra creamy result.
Healthy ingredients that fulfill any smoothie craving!
Ingredients for your green smoothie
- light coconut milk
- fresh spinach
- ripe bananas
- natural peanut butter
- vanilla extract
- collagen peptides (optional)
How to make this easy banana spinach smoothie recipe
Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.
- Add coconut milk, water, spinach, bananas, peanut butter, vanilla extract, ice cubes, and optional collagen peptides into a high-speed blender. Blend until the smoothie is super creamy and everything is fully combined and broken down. Serve and enjoy!
Watch me make this healthy smoothie
The full how-to video can be watched below or on my YouTube channel!
Making this smoothie with a less powerful blender
High-speed blenders make smoothies super smooth and creamy. If you’ve ever made a green smoothie with an old, not very strong or powerful blender, you may have been left with bits of spinach that aren’t that appetizing.
Here’s what to do to avoid having too much spinach chew in your smoothie.
Add just the liquid and the greens that you are using and blend them together fully. Blend until it is all smooth. Scrape down the sides if needed.
Once your greens are fully incorporated into the liquid, then add the remaining ingredients and continue to blend the smoothie.
Perfect every time!
Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this spinach banana smoothie recipe.
If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!
Light coconut milk – Any non-dairy milk like almond milk, hemp milk, or oat milk will work. For a more fruity flavor try orange juice in place of the milk.
Fresh baby spinach – Spinach leaves are super mild, but any healthy greens like kale or swiss chard will work. Frozen spinach is a great alternative too!
Banana – Frozen banana makes a great option here too! To omit any banana flavor try frozen peaches, frozen mixed berries, or add extra ice and maple syrup or honey for sweetness.
Natural peanut butter – Almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or any nut/seed butter will work here. For a non-nut butter option, try adding chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flaxseed into the smoothie for healthy fats.
Collagen peptides – The collagen peptides add a little protein boost to this smoothie. Another great choice would be protein powder. Since the smoothie is naturally sweetened from the fresh banana, opt for an unsweetened protein powder to not make the smoothie too sweet.
Looking for more healthy drink recipes? Here are more healthy recipes enjoy:
- Whole green juice
- Celery cucumber juice
- Chocolate cherry spinach smoothie
- Blackberry almond smoothie
- Veggie loaded green smoothie
- Super green spirulina smoothie
- Peanut butter chocolate avocado smoothie
Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie
- Add coconut milk, water, spinach, bananas, peanut butter, vanilla extract, ice, and optional collagen peptides into a high-speed blender. Blend until the smoothie is super creamy and everything is fully combined and broken down. Serve and enjoy!
If you try this banana spinach smoothie recipe, please leave a comment and rating below!
*Originally published in April 2018. Updated August 2022.*