Peanut Butter Banana Blueberry Acai Smoothie Recipe

Peanut Butter Smoothie
Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN
Total Time: 5 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 1

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

362 calories
17g fat
42g carbs
13g protein
Show Nutrition Label Hide Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving  
Calories 362
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 25g  
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
Protein 13g  
Vitamin D 2mcg 10%
Calcium 282mg 22%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 747mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This smoothie contains a mix of acai, blueberry, and banana as well as stick-to-the-ribs peanut butter and omega-3 fatty acid-containing chia seeds.

Acai berries are the fruit of a palm mainly from South and Central America. The berry contains both anthocyanins and flavonoids, both powerful antioxidants that may protect the body from environmental stressors and reduce the effects of free radicals, which may ultimately lower the risk for heart disease and cancer.

Blend up this perfect, nutrient-rich snack kids and adults will love, that tastes similar to a peanut butter and jam sandwich in smoothie form. Blend with a glug of calcium and protein-rich low-fat milk and sip with a colorful straw.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium banana, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces and frozen
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 packet unsweetened acai
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothie. Add a straw and serve.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Turn this into an "acai bowl." Use only half a cup of milk for a thicker consistency, then pour the mixture into a bowl. Top with additional sliced bananas, blueberries, and chia seeds.
  • Add your favorite toppings. a few pinches of unsweetened coconut flakes, antioxidant-rich goji berries, cacao nibs, or homemade granola.
  • Substitute pomegranate juice for acai if it's easier to find in your grocery store.
  • Substitute another nut or seed butter if you need an allergy-friendly alternative.
  • Substitute plant-based milk if you need this recipe to be dairy-free.
  • Replace blueberries with any berry you have on hand.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • Make this smoothie ahead, pour it into a to-go cup or mason jar, and store it in the refrigerator overnight for the following day.
  • Acai puree is often found in airtight packages in the grocery store's freezer section. Choose the unsweetened versions so that you can add your own optional sweetener to taste.

Rate this Recipe

You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating!
Was this page helpful?
3 Sources
Verywell Fit uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy.
  1. Ullah R, Nadeem M, Khalique A, Imran M, Mehmood S, Javid A, Hussain J. Nutritional and therapeutic perspectives of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.): a review. J Food Sci Technol. 2016;53(4):1750-8. doi:10.1007%2Fs13197-015-1967-0

  2. Schauss A, Odendaal A. Potent antioxidant and anti-Inflammatory flavonoids in the nutrient-rich Amazonian palm fruit, açaí (Euterpe spp.). Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease. 2014:219-239, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-398456-2.00018-9

  3. Ma Z, Zhang H, Teh S, Wang C, Zhang Y, Hayford F, Wang L, Ma T, Dong Z, Zhang Y, Zhu Y. Goji Berries as a Potential Natural Antioxidant Medicine: An Insight into Their Molecular Mechanisms of Action. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019;2019:2437397. doi:10.1155%2F2019%2F2437397