Recipe Rating- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Recipe Link

Time of Meal

I timed the meal from the minute I pulled up the recipe. There is no way you will have it memorized and will need to reference back to it. This time includes taking out the ingredients, prep and cooking. Once the dish is completed, I stopped the timer.

Recommendations/Things I did different

I have made this smoothie multiple time now. Each time I did things a little differently.

  • I would not recommend using chunky peanut butter. If you use chunky peanut butter, use half the amount that she suggests because when when the chunks are blended it turned into more peanut butter.
  • If you have salt in your peanut butter, do not put more salt
  • You do not need to use frozen bananas, but makes its cold rather than warm. I don’t usually freeze bananas and also don’t plan out my smoothies, so I make it with a regular banana.
  • Peel and cut banana before freezing it. I missed that step in the recipe and it was impossible to peel the banana when frozen
  • I use honey as my natural sugar, super good. Almost like a honey roasted peanut.


I would say the average cost for making this is $5.


This recipe says that there are two servings. I do not believe this right. It fills up a normal 16 oz drinking glass. To me, that is the perfect smoothie amount.


The score is on a scale 1 to 10, 10 being I could eat this everyday for the rest of my life. I base the score off of easiness to make, taste, texture and cost.

Final Thoughts

I could have this smoothie all day, every day. I am so picky when it comes to the texture of my smoothie and this recipe hits it perfectly. I have this smoothie once a week and its amazing!



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Jaclyn Hein

Jaclyn Hein


Creating a blog about post grad or mid twenties rut. I am going to try out different hobbies, ways to meet friends and how to create a new life after college.