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Beginner's Green Smoothie: Peanut Butter & Banana

5 min


10 ingredients or less

No cook

First time trying a green smoothie? Start here. Trust me: you can’t taste the greens.



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  • 2
    frozen bananas
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    peanut butter
  • 1 cup (30 g)
    fresh spinach
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more plant-based milk.
  2. Pour, serve and enjoy!


  • Smoothies are best enjoyed immediately.

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Lilly Quintero - July 3, 2024, 7:21 p.m.

It’s my favourite smoothie and I’ve been making it almost every week since you posted it☺️

Anil R - July 1, 2024, 6:56 p.m.

This is so simple, tastes great and nutritious. The proportions in your recipes are perfect! No guess work needed.

PUL Team - July 2, 2024, 12:08 a.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Anil 🙌

Steve Elliott - May 26, 2024, 12:34 p.m.

YUMMY! nothing else can be said :)

Alexis S - May 25, 2024, 10:12 p.m.

This is the perfect smoothie! Simple, healthy, quick and delicious!

Lucky - May 25, 2024, 8:49 a.m.

At first I was kinda sceptical, after all it’s just 4 ingredients, so how it will taste? Answer: delicious!
Great smoothie, now I want have this every morning for breakfast:))

PUL Team - May 25, 2024, 9:12 p.m.

Awe so glad that the smoothie was enjoyed, Lucky, thank you!

Linda Fe - April 29, 2024, 7:57 p.m.

Such an easy and tasty go-to for a lighter breakfast while getting done greens in!

Jace - April 24, 2024, 5:59 p.m.

So easy and delicious, I have this everyday!

Aneta Walczak - April 9, 2024, 7:56 p.m.

Easy and quick smoothie. I loved it! The only amendment I did was to add more spinach for a nicer colour! 💚

Nicole Mostofa - March 20, 2024, 12:06 a.m.

Simple and delicious 🍌🥜

lizzie - Jan. 25, 2024, 9:22 p.m.

Finally, a recipe I can add my supplements too 😋

clara - Sept. 25, 2023, 9:29 a.m.

delicious smoothie!! super easy for busy mornings

ais - Aug. 18, 2023, 8:56 p.m.

Your app is really good. I’ve never enjoyed smoothies as much.Thanks

Laura - Aug. 18, 2023, 11:52 a.m.

The taste is really good 😌 added lime juice for a touch of sour + used hazelnut butter 😍 perfect 👌

ais - Aug. 17, 2023, 7:01 p.m.

It was probably the best smoothie I ever had

Emma - Aug. 3, 2023, 2:46 p.m.

This was my first time doing anything with frozen bananas. I have learned the hard way that I should peel them before freezing. Oops. I did eventually manage to peel them frozen but I won’t make that mistake the next time.

ais - Aug. 17, 2023, 11:01 p.m.

Phew at least you got to peel them

Milka - July 22, 2023, 8:47 a.m.

Вкуснотища, спасибо Вам большое! Открыла для себя мир смузи только благодаря Вам❤️
Мягкий и нежный вкус

Marie - July 12, 2023, 11:22 a.m.

Delicious! 🤩

Michelle ☺️ - July 3, 2023, 12:41 p.m.

I made this smoothie every morning for about six months. It’s so easy to make, delicious, and you don’t even notice that you’re eating a big serving of spinach (sneaky greens). 👌🏼

Lena - July 3, 2023, 8:35 a.m.

I made the smoothie this morning adding pineapple to it as well and it is delicious! I’m surprised it doesn’t taste like spinach at all! Thank you for this great recipe :-)

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 12:52 a.m.

So happy to hear, Lena, thank you 🙂

Shweta Varshney - July 3, 2023, 12:54 a.m.

Loved it! Even my 1 year old daughter loved it.

SHASHANK - Aug. 14, 2023, 10:59 p.m.


Brinda - June 26, 2023, 5:46 a.m.

Just the recipe I needed for this morning

Martunia - May 8, 2023, 9:19 a.m.

I needed something quick and simple for breakfast so this recipe worked like a charm! Great flavor 😋

gabi - May 2, 2023, 12:32 p.m.

I added some agave syrup and chia seeds:))

lilly - April 10, 2023, 4:36 p.m.

My favourite go to smoothie 🧡

Gabby - Dec. 30, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

Green is always the way to go in the mornings! Love this recipe!

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 3:42 a.m.

Thank you, Gabby, so glad it's being enjoyed 💚

Jenna - Dec. 20, 2022, 4:12 a.m.

It tastes just like a peanut butter and banana smoothie

Michelle - Oct. 28, 2022, 4 p.m.

I have this smoothie everyday before work! It’s delicious and it doesn’t taste like you’re having greens at all. 10/10 would recommend! ☺️

PUL Team - Oct. 28, 2022, 6:40 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Michelle, thank you ☺️

Laurel - June 11, 2022, 7:55 a.m.

Thank you for helping me use up all the spinach in my garden! This was so tasty.

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

Oooh spinach from the garden sounds lovely, Laurel, thank you 😃

Stephanie - June 9, 2022, 5:22 p.m.

It taste really good and you can't taste the greens. My Kid love this smoothie, he call it Hulksmoothie :)

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 7:39 p.m.

So happy to hear, Stephanie, and love the name 💪

Michaela - May 31, 2022, 8:22 p.m.

you can put every green in, so good! i pu the greedy from my garden in and i like it with a little bit of lemon juice, brings the flavour nice together.

PUL Team - May 31, 2022, 10:56 p.m.

Woop woop! We appreciate it, Michaela, thank you 🙂

Eunny - April 22, 2022, 12:11 p.m.

Sooooooooooooo easy and tastes good!!!!!! Almond butter works just fine and i added more spinich

PUL Team - April 23, 2022, 2:25 a.m.

We're so thrilled it was enjoyed, Eunny, thank you!

hanna - April 15, 2022, 3:40 p.m.

this tastes like my childhood , a yummy banana milkshake !!! I didn't expect that I would like it so much because the ingredients are so simple :)

PUL Team - April 15, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

Aw so happy to hear and lovely the connection, Hanna, thank you!

Maya - March 15, 2022, 9:47 p.m.

I make this one all the time! I like how it's got fat and protein too with the peanut butter and soy milk. I never thought I'd be able to drink down a bunch of greens in a sweet and creamy format. Sadia is a genius!

PUL Team - March 17, 2022, 5:33 a.m.

We're so glad the smoothie is being enjoyed, Maya 😊

Alex - March 4, 2022, 11:40 a.m.

Probably one of our absolute favorite smoothies, thank you!

PUL Team - March 5, 2022, 4:09 p.m.

It means so much, Alex!

imsen - Feb. 5, 2022, 1:22 p.m.

This is a delicious and easy to make smoothie. I will definitely make it again. It’s filling and satisfying.

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 4:05 a.m.

Thank you, Imsen, it means so much!

Pilar - Nov. 27, 2021, 2:21 p.m.

I tried this but with homemade cashew butter instead of peanut butter. Loved it! My first ever green smoothie, and you're right, you can't taste the greens! The cashew butter masks the taste of the greens so well. Will definitely make again

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2021, 10:01 p.m.

So glad the smoothie was enjoyed, Pilar, thank you!

Rowena Ravenclaw - Nov. 12, 2021, 11:45 p.m.

I'd never had a green smoothie before, but this one honestly impressed me far more than I had expected! Although the ingredients are so simple, they work so well together and make a super tasty beverage. Thank you so much, Pick Up Limes!

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 3:56 p.m.

A massive compliment, Rowena, thank you for the kind words ☺️

Crystal - Sept. 27, 2021, 10:22 a.m.

Never knew that a green spinach drink could taste so yummy! Filling, refreshing and amazingly healthy smoothie. Thank you Sadia, you are the best!

Your ardent follower since 2017 <3

God bless!

PUL Team - Sept. 27, 2021, 11:32 p.m.

Oh wow! Thank you, Crystal, for being here since then 😃 We're so grateful to have you in the PUL community 💚

Mina - Aug. 29, 2021, 5:51 p.m.

I don't even know where to start. The first time I saw the ingredients I thought wth spinach????. Now this is my favorite smoothy. IT is DELICIOUS.
Please if you are reading this hesitating whether do it or not, JUST DO IT. NO REGRETS!!!!!!!!!!!

PUL Team - Aug. 29, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

Oh, Mina, we're so thrilled you're enjoying the smoothie! Thank you for the lovely review 💚

SuzyQ - Aug. 17, 2021, 10:35 p.m.

AMAZING! Ever since I first tried it, it's been me and my sister's go-to smoothie. It's sweet and creamy, you can hardly tell there's spinach in it!

Akisame - July 24, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

This is delicious, not to mention the house favorite! Love it!

Wendy Muzien - July 24, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

I'm impress by this simple green smoothie recipe. You cannot taste the spinach (I add a large amount to it) and the banana gives it a nice sweetness to it. I add organic peanut butter. This smoothie alone helps me get through the mornings, especially during the hot summer mornings in my area. I've made these a few times a week. :)

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 7:15 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the smoothie, Wendy! 💚

Sierra - July 24, 2021, 6:37 p.m.

Such a simple recipe, but SOOO good. I’ve shared it with others, and they’ve loved it too. It’s also delicious if you add some cocoa powder for a chocolatey smoothie! ;)

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 2:02 a.m.

Mmm love the cocoa powder idea, Sierra! Thanks for sharing 😃

Marie - July 24, 2021, 9:58 a.m.

Love this basic recipe! I added two small dates and more liquid and that made it perfect!

Yuva - July 21, 2021, 11:07 a.m.

I am really addicted to this juice, thanks Sadia 🙂🙂

Clare - July 13, 2021, 4 p.m.

Wow, you really can't taste the spinach at all! It really just tastes like a regular smoothie with a vibrant colouring!

Clarissa - April 21, 2021, 2:54 p.m.

Thank you for this recipe! The smoothie is so simple but so delicious! I drink it on a regular basis.

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:35 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear this, Clarissa!

amyy pan - April 21, 2021, 4:41 a.m.

First time drinking green smoothies, tasted AMAZING!

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:01 a.m.

Yay! Thanks for sharing, Amyy Pan :D

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - April 12, 2021, 4:47 a.m.

This smoothie is delicious and demonstrates again how few ingredients create magic! It’s fascinating how peanut/nut butters enhance the earthy grass flavour of spinach, whilst removing the bitter aftertaste. I believe this is the reason why I find this recipe so balanced. And again, I’ve grown so childishly fond of the cold texture created by frozen fruits😋🥰

PUL Team - April 12, 2021, 6:50 a.m.

Mmm yes, we love putting nut or seed butter in smoothies! So happy to hear this recipe was enjoyed, Louise 😃

Lyndsey - April 6, 2021, 1:52 p.m.

This will always be my favorite smoothie recipe. Easy, delicious, and my toddler enjoys it, too. Great way to sneak in veggies. 😉

Love the convenience of the new site!

PUL Team - April 7, 2021, 3:27 a.m.

So thrilled to hear you and your little one enjoy the recipe, Lyndsey! Thank you 😀