This peanut butter smoothie bowl is packed with plant-based protein but it tastes like a bowl of soft serve! If you love creamy smoothie bowls, this one is a must-make!

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Of all the recipes on my site, this is the one I’ve made the most. I love smoothie bowls and this one is so simple and easy, but it tastes like I’m eating dessert for breakfast. The banana makes this smoothie nice and creamy and the peanut butter in the smoothie and drizzle on top makes this so satisfying. There are also a lot of ways you can add protein to this smoothie so it’s a recipe that will really keep you full.


  • Banana- I recommend slicing the banana into chunks, then freezing it on a baking sheet or a flat tray. Once the banana chunks are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag. (This helps prevent them from clumping into a frozen block of banana.)
  • Milk– I used soy milk to add even more protein to this smoothie bowl, but you can use dairy milk or almond milk.
  • Peanut butter– I used creamy peanut butter in the smoothie as well as drizzled on top.
  • Peanut flour– I like adding peanut flour for even more protein. If you don’t have any, you can use additional peanut butter instead.
  • Toppings– I used a combination of chia seeds, granola, peanut butter, and fresh banana slices. This adds texture and flavor as well as more protein! You could also add chopped nuts or hemp seeds.

What is Peanut Flour?

Have you heard of peanut flour? It’s basically just peanuts with the oil pressed out, ground into flour. PB2 started making it in 2007 and now, there are tons of brands on the market! You can even find it at Trader Joe’s and Aldi. If you’re having trouble finding it on grocery store shelves, you can always get it on Amazon. Lately, I’ve been ordering the organic kind from PBfit. It does have a bit of added sugar, but it’s only a small amount.

How to Make a Super Thick Smoothie

There are a few tricks to making super thick spoonable smoothies. First of all, you want to use the minimum amount of liquid possible to blend your smoothie. Secondly, you want to make sure you’re using frozen fruit. If you don’t have a powerful blender like a Vitamix, cut the fruit into small pieces and freeze. This makes them easier to blend once frozen. For more tips, check out my guide to super thick smoothies.

Additional Topping Ideas

I like using chia seeds because they add healthy fat, protein, and fiber. You can also use shelled hemp seeds, which are another great source of plant-based protein. For crunch, try a little granola or chopped nuts. If you want to add sweetness, a little fresh fruit on top like bananas or berries can be delicious, too. For more ideas, check out my list of my favorite smoothie bowl toppings.

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Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie Bowl

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Breakfast


This peanut butter smoothie bowl is packed with plant-based protein but it tastes like a bowl of soft serve! If you love creamy smoothie bowls, this one is a must-make!


Units Scale
  • 46 large ice cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoon peanut flour (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (divided)
  • 1/2 cup soymilk or almond milk
  • Optional toppings: chia seeds, hemp seeds, granola, etc.


  1. In a blender, combine the ice cubes, frozen banana, peanut flour, half of the peanut butter, and milk.
  2. Blend until smooth, then pour into a bowl.
  3. Top with the rest of the peanut butter, plus any other toppings you like! I used chia seeds, granola, and fresh banana slices.