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Low Calorie Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie

Just 4 ingredients! No added sugar or artificial ingredients! This Low Calorie Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie is here to make your New Year’s resolution a breeze.

This low calorie peanut butter banana spinach smoothie recipe is easy and delicious! And the spinach? You won't even know it's there!

Oh heeey, January! How did you get here so fast?

Did some of those Christmas cookies linger a bit too long on the hips? No? Just me? Or perhaps you just like delicious smoothies that pack in healthy spinach and tons of flavor without a million calories? Me too.

This low calorie peanut butter banana spinach smoothie recipe is easy and delicious! And the spinach? You won't even know it's there!

It looks like the healthy green smoothie that it is but it tastes just like a decadent, calorie rich peanut butter banana milk shake!

The secret is PB2. I found this magical stuff at the grocery store and haven’t looked back. It’s essentially roasted peanuts pressed to remove 85% of the fat! 2 tablespoons has only 45 calories and there are no weird ingredients. Get out!

[This post is totally not sponsored; I just had to share!]

This low calorie peanut butter banana spinach smoothie recipe is easy and delicious! And the spinach? You won't even know it's there!

This flavorful smoothie clocks in at only 235 calories but still has over 13 grams of filling protein. I’ve been fueling up with this smoothie post workout and powering through the rest of the holiday craziness!

Fuel up without filling out. That’s the tagline for this smoothie, because what self-respecting smoothie doesn’t have a tagline?

This low calorie peanut butter banana spinach smoothie recipe is easy and delicious! And the spinach? You won't even know it's there!

You can further slash the calories by using unsweetened almond milk, but you will also forgo some of that filling protein. Your call!

Low Calorie Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Smoothie

Calories per serving: 235

You will love this low calorie Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie! It packed with spinach, filling protein and peanut butter flavor without tons of calories! Whip one up today for an easy snack or lunch!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain organic soymilk
  • 1 large frozen banana, cut in ½ inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons PB2
  • large handful of fresh spinach (and I do mean large)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, Vitamix, Magic Bullet or Nutribullet. I use a Nutribullet because it processes it finer and it’s already in a cup to go!

Notes:

If you don’t have, or can’t find, PB2, you can substitute 2 tablespoons of natural creamy peanut butter but it will add 165 calories and 2 grams of protein.

You can further slash the calories by using unsweetened almond milk, but you will also forgo some of that filling protein. Your call!

https://americanheritagecooking.com/2014/12/low-calorie-peanut-butter-banana-spinach-smoothie/

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42 Comments

  • Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
    December 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

    This is just what I need right now! I’ve been thinking about smoothies this week and how I need to get back into making them. I love your photos in this post – gorgeous! Pinned!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      December 28, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Thanks, Kristine!!! And thanks for the pin 🙂

      Reply
  • Manali @ CookWithManali
    December 27, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Just the smoothie you need after all the Holidays desserts! looks great, gorgeous pictures!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      December 28, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Thanks, Manali!

      Reply
  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spices
    December 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    This smoothie looks fantastic, Lindsey! I just made my first green smoothie with peanut butter a few days ago and I’m so hooked! I’m loving your banana combo! Pinned!

    Reply
  • David @ Spiced
    December 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    This smoothie looks delicious, mate! And after all of the Christmas desserts (and beers), I can totally see myself sitting down on the couch with a big, green smoothie. I might have to dip a cookie or two into it, though. Is that allowed? 🙂

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      Serious, David! And cookies are always allowed.

      Reply
  • Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek
    December 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I really need this right now. My husband and I spent all day yesterday putting up new field fencing around our pond to keep our geese from escaping (they keep getting into our neighbors winter wheat field). It was well past dark when we finished. Cold, hungry and no time to fix what I had planned we chose a quick trip into town for the closest fast food (Carl’s Jr.) Bad decision. Fast food make me so sick to my stomach. I think that this smoothie will fix me up nicely.

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      I hate fast food too, Karen! Sometimes it is totally unavoidable…This smoothie should totally help!

      Reply
  • Mira
    December 29, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I’ve been in love with green smoothies lately! Definitely have to make it for breakfast tomorrow! Just trying to get back in good shape after all the holiday treats and desserts. Have a great NYE Lindsey!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      I hope you tried it, Mira! It’s so beyond easy! And I totally get it – you’re talking to someone who made twice as many cookies as usual! 🙂

      Reply
  • marcie
    December 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    This is just what I need — a beautiful, delicious green smoothie to help me detox! Me and everyone else, right? This looks delicious, Lindsey! Pinned. 🙂

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      For serious, Marcie! I can’t wait to get back to eating these after vacation!

      Reply
  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    December 29, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve never heard of PB2, but I definitely need to check it out. And, you know Smoothies are one of my most favorite things ever! They are the breakfast of champions, I swear! Pinned!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      You do! Smoothie lovers must try this one! Thanks for the pin!!!

      Reply
  • Ella-HomeCookingAdventure
    December 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

    A great idea for a smoothie. I love smoothies and make them pretty often especially for my girls, I am curious if they would love this one.

    Reply
  • Steph
    December 30, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Yum!! The smoothie seems really good! My mom just got a VitaMix so I’m super excited to try this! I actually ordered PB2 I think a year ago online! I wasn’t aware they sold it in stores as well!!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks, Steph! I just recently started seeing PB2 in my grocery store, so I think it’s probably pretty recent! Enjoy!

      Reply
      • Stephanie
        January 7, 2015 at 11:47 pm

        Yay! I’m going to keep a look out for it then, hehe 🙂 I love love love peanut butter! And with less fat, omg, so much better!

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        • AmericanCooking22
          January 9, 2015 at 11:44 pm

          I know, right?! It’s almost too good to be true! {but it is, I promise}

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          • Steph
            January 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

            Haha, yay~ I just arrived at school with 0 food at all! I will be keeping an eye out for PB2 when I go grocery shopping today >:)

          • AmericanCooking22
            January 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

            Haha! I know that feeling! Good luck!

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    December 31, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I know I already commented on this Lindsey! But, I wanted to stop by today to wish you a Happy New Year! xoxo Love you girl!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      Happy New Year Kristi! Xoxox

      Reply
  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext.com
    January 1, 2015 at 9:56 am

    This smoothie sounds amazing! Love the addition of PB, so good! Happy New Year!

    Reply
  • Alessandra // the foodie teen
    January 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Looks absolutely amazing! Congratulations on a fantastic year, and best wishes for a wonderful 2015 filled with lots of delicious food!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks, Alessandra! You too!

      Reply
  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    January 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    This looks like the perfect smoothie to lead me into drinking my greens! Happy 2015 to you lady!

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 4, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      THanks, Pamela! Happy new year to you too!

      Reply
  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    January 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Happy Happy New Year, Lindsey! Green smoothies are exactly what I’ve been craving for right now too! I love your peanut butter and banana version! I have some PB2 in my pantry and can’t wait to try this smoothie!
    P.S. Hope you’re having a great trip so far 🙂

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      I just got back to the States. NZ was amazing but real life calls! I will be making this smoothie as soon as I can get my hands on some ripe bananas!

      Reply
  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    January 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    ahhhh I’ve heard of this PB2! Maybe I should give it a shot! Love the smoothie

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 10, 2015 at 12:09 am

      you must, you must, you must!!!!

      Reply
  • RIZWAN AZIZ
    June 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Can i use just regular milk ???

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      June 15, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Absolutely! I do all the time

      Reply
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  • Jack
    August 21, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    This is one of my favorite smoothies as well. I kick it up a notch by adding some cinnamon.

    Reply
  • SUSAN peittersen
    January 16, 2020 at 9:05 am

    how much frozen spinach would you use?

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      January 27, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      I’m not really sure, Susan! I would try a piece the size of a golf ball and go from there.

      Reply
  • Juno
    March 19, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Great images of such a yummy treat. I love smoothie very much. Can’t wait to make it for my family this weekend. Thanks for sharing! Eager to see what you come up with next.

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      March 25, 2020 at 9:36 am

      I hope you enjoy!

      Reply

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