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This clean eating peanut butter and banana smoothie recipe will have you dancing down the driveway on your way to work!

I refer to this shake rather lovingly as, “The Elvis Shake”. While it may not convince you to start doing pelvic thrusts down your driveway on your way to the car in the morning, it will certainly put a spring in your step!

And lets face it, there are a lot of peanut butter lovers out there. So I know many of you will enjoy this. Don’t let the green color throw you off either. You can’t taste the spinach. I promise! Just pure, peanut buttery deliciousness. Promise!

So go ahead. Try a few pelvic thrusts in the kitchen while you make this. You’ll be singing Jailhouse Rock in no time and slicking back your hair like it’s made of silk. Go ahead… I dare ya…. (just don’t throw your back out please…)

A small, clear, bless jar filled with this green, Clean Eating Peanut Butter And Banana Smoothie sits on a white background amidst sliced bananas and peanuts.

NOTE: For those doing the No Sugar Challenge, this entire recipe equals 1 serving of the 3 allowed fruit servings per day. Therefore, 1 serving equals 1/2 of one fruit serving.

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Clean Eating Peanut Butter And Banana Smoothie Recipe

Clean Eating Peanut Butter And Banana Smoothie Recipe

You can't help but have a little pep in your step (or is it pip in your hips?) when you start your morning off with this delicious smoothie!
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 120kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup spinach (raw)
  • 1 medium banana (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Blend and serve.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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50 Comments

  1. Yum! Can’t wait to try this… as soon as my my bananas are ripe enough to actually peel! I bought some green ones yesterday, so have to wait a couple of days for them to soften up a bit (yes, I left them stuck together so they ripen quicker!). I love spinach in my smoothies, too – once I tried it, I was hooked! Have you tried using peanut flour instead of the peanut butter? So good, and it helps to lower the fat content a bit 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Chrystal – No! But if it’s raw flour, I’m not sure it’s such a good idea. It’s hard on the digestion.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mandie – It is!

  2. Christine says:

    I can’t lose the visual of me (or you, or anyone) doing pelvic thrusts down the driveway- that is making me grin like a fool! Off to see if it works up the stairs!
    (Really? Spinach and peanut butter? I’m going to try this but we won’t be friends anymore if this is a late April Fools post…)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christine – LOL!!!!!! I promise, it’s not a late April Fools joke. Let me know how that trip up the stairs goes for ya! lol!

  3. Christine says:

    Forgot to ask what kind of tofu – I’m new to smoothies and tofu. Silken?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christine – I don’t think it really matters. I think mine was firm, but not sure now.

  4. francesca @ oral hcg says:

    That Elvis Shake’s color is really pretty and I’d really like to try it one of these days 😉

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Francesca – Hope you do!

  5. Michelle Farley says:

    I just had to let you know I made a variation of this smoothie this morning (was out of tofu, so I used ice water- pretty thin, but still yummy!), and my 2 1/2 year old, who has many food aversions & is considered “failure to thrive” drank more than half of it! I’m so excited that maybe I can sneak some veggies and protein into his diet, which mainly consists of fruit & dry cereal! Now I’m the search for more green smoothies!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – That’s WONDERFUL!!! I have one more recipe for a green smoothie on my site, but I believe it has agave or honey added. I’ll be posting more No Sugar green smoothies very soon!

  6. Heather V. says:

    This smoothie is great. I made this one and the Cinnamon Apple one last night to have them ready for the next couple days. Only bad thing about this one is it lost some of its sweetness overnight. I added some ice to it this morning to thicken it and remix it. All I keep thinking about when I’m drinking it is how good would a coffee smoothie be!?! That’d be a great one to incorporate in the no sugar challenge. I’m always adding some sort of sugar to my coffee when I drink it. Can’t wait to try the Cinnamon Apple smoothie later!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Heather – Ya, most smoothies like this won’t keep well overnight. But I’m glad you’re enjoying it! I’ll work on a coffee smoothies for you! 🙂

  7. Just a bit of caution……some sources do not recommend ever eating raw tofu.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Georgia – Yes, I’m aware. I follow the concept of “everything in moderation”. Thanks! 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    Mimsie – Fantastic! I hope you enjoy it!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Jeri – Fantastic! I no longer use protein powder, but when I did, 100% whey was my powder of choice. Yum!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Mdpiano – Wonderful! Spinach is a fabulous addition!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Julie – Yes to both as long as there is no added sugar.

  12. Jessica Beecham says:

    p.s. i just made this smoothie and it was DELICIOUS!! 🙂

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Jessica – Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it!

    2. graciouspantry says:

      Jessica – Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it!

  13. Jessica Beecham says:

    p.s. i just made this smoothie and it was DELICIOUS!! 🙂

  14. graciouspantry says:

    Jessica – Awww, thank you so much!

  15. Angelaharper1 says:

    It makes 2 cups, but a serving is one cup. Is it ok to refridgerate the other half until the next morning? If so would I need to maybe just re pulse it a little to get it blended again? Thanks!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Angelaharper – Yes, it keeps in the fridge okay. But not for long. Definitely no longer than 3 days, tops. Just check it the next day to see if it needs re mixing.

  16. graciouspantry says:

    Jennifer – Oh dear! Hahaha!!! Yes, please do be careful!

  17. graciouspantry says:

    alecia – You can just leave them out or sub with any other fruit you enjoy.

  18. graciouspantry says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  19. graciouspantry says:

    Sure, you can use kefir. The flavor will be different, but it’s certainly doable.

  20. wow this was super yummy! and a great way to hide some greens in my toddlers diet:) i used full cream milk for her. very good! love all your recipes!

  21. I found the link to your smoothies from Pinterest. I am slowly working my way through them. There are so many delicious ones to chose from! This banana/peanut butter one is delicious. I have made it a few times. The perfect combination and ratio of flavors. Thanks for sharing all these recipes!

  22. I’ve made a few of your recipes and decided I wanted a smoothie for lunch today. I found this one, yummy! It was delish! Thanks!!!

  23. I hope this is not a silly question.. Do I use canned spinach? If not, how many spinach leaves consist in 1 cup of spinach?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jon – I’ve never used canned spinach. Frozen would work, but I’m partial to the fresh stuff. I just get out a 1 cup measuring cup and stuff it full of as many leaves as I can. Hope that helps.

  24. This looks so good! I have two question though, can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter? and I saw mention of tofu in the comments but not in the ingredient list…did I miss something?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Laura – I updated the recipes at one point. I believe I removed the tofu from this one. Yes, you can use almond butter. Enjoy!

  25. I’m getting mixed messages about the sugar content in the bananas. I’m being asked why bananas in a no sugar challenge, when they are so high in sugar themselves?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shannon – The challenge is about avoiding ADDED sugars. Natural sugars in fruits are fine. We do limit the amount of fruit to 3 pieces per day so as not to go overboard. But this challenge is really all about ingredient lists. Not the natural sugars found in fruits.

  26. Perfect thank you. I started today with this smoothie and loved it! Gotta watch those labels! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shannon – My pleasure! Enjoy!

  27. Would this still taste ok without the spinach?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Savannah – Sure!

  28. Hi, I just tried this and it is delicious. I am having it for lunch so I wanted something fairly dense as I am out for dinner later. I also had an avocado in the house so substituted the spinach for half the avocado, it is wonderful. I think it will keep me full all afternoon. I can’t wait to try the others. Yummy!! Thanks. 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tanisha – That’s great! I haven’t worked up the nerve to add avocado to my smoothies yet. But eventually, I’ll break down and give it a try….

  29. I am currently doing a national clean eating challenge, and almond milk is not allowed, due to additives. However I have found many “clean” smoothie recipes that include almond milk. I’m confused.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nancy – I make my own. I think most people just make the exception for convenience. But if you really want to stick to it, then making your own is the only way. I have a recipe and video on my blog for how to do it if you’re interested. It’s a very simple process.

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