Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: Simply Smoothies

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start with a delicious dose of peanut butter and bananas? This smoothie is packed with healthy proteins to keep you fuller longer. Author Linda Gassenheimer notes that you can use either fresh or frozen bananas and any sugar substitute that you prefer.

Simply Smoothies

This recipe is from our new cookbook, Simply Smoothies: Fresh & Fast Diabetes-Friendly Snacks & Complete Meals by Linda Gassenheimer, who is also the author of Fast and Flavorful and Mix'n'Match Meals for People with Diabetes.

Makes one 12-ounce smoothie.


1/2 cup ripe banana, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, no sugar or salt added
1/4 cup dry, nonfat instant milk
1/2 cup pasteurized, liquid egg whites
1/2 cup fat-free milk
Sugar substitute equal to 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Add banana, peanut butter, instant milk, egg whites, fat-free milk, and sugar substitute to a blender.
  2. Blend on high 1 minute or until smooth.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 370
Calories from Fat: 120
Total Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 90mg
Potassium: 1100mg
Total Carbohydrate: 39g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 27g
Protein: 30g
Phosphorus: 410mg


1 fruit, 1 1/2 fat free milk, 3 lean protein, 3 fat

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