Skinny Peanut Butter & Banana Milkshakes {vegan}

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You guys!  Have you heard of this powdered peanut butter thing??  I first heard about it a while ago and kinda passed it off because usually I try to steer clear of most things that are low fat that probably shouldn’t be low fat.  Then I finally saw a bottle of this at a camping store and I decided to give it a try. 

If you aren’t familiar, powdered peanut butter is basically powder made from peanuts that have had most of the fats and oils pressed out of them and then been dehydrated and made into a powder.  You then add a little bit of water to the powder and mix up your own peanut butter.  Depending on which kind you use, it contains 85-90% less fat than normal peanut butter as well as much fewer calories (only about 45 per serving).  As a huge peanut butter lover who has been known to eat about five tablespoons in one sitting and then scream when I realize how much fat and calories I just consumed, I was very excited about the idea of powdered peanut butter with much less fat!

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I’ve done a bit of research about powdered peanut butter and different brands and I find that there are some strong opinions, both good and bad.  I was able to find an organic, non-GMO, version that was made with organic coconut sugar and have been very happy with it.  When made into peanut butter, the texture isn’t exact and I’ve always been a crunchy peanut butter kind of girl, which I can’t get with this stuff but I can eat it by the tablespoon and feel a little bit better about myself.  I don’t think I will be throwing out all the regular nut butters in the house anytime soon,  but it is a nice option when I feel the need to go on a peanut butter rampage!

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I’ve used the powdered peanut butter in a few different recipes so far (these homemade peanut butter cups being one of them!), but these peanut butter and banana milkshakes are my absolute favorites!  I fell in love with banana ice cream when I made my Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches and I’ve been making it ever since.  These milkshakes are not only low in fat because I have used the powdered peanut butter, but they are also vegan because they are made with frozen bananas and almond milk rather than real ice cream.  The texture is perfect and they are so easy to make!

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Skinny Peanut Butter & Banana Milkshakes {vegan}


  • Category: Dessert, Drink, Gluten Free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons powdered peanut butter, or more for a more intense peanut flavor
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Peel bananas and cut them into 1/2 inch slices. Lay slices on the tray and freeze for at least two hours.
  2. Add frozen bananas plus the rest of the ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until milkshake consistency is reached. You may need to stir the mixture in between the blending process to make sure everything blends properly. Additional almond milk may be needed depending on desired consistency. Serve immediately.
  3. Recipe makes 2 large milkshakes or 4 small milkshakes.

 

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Cheeto is a fan of this powdered peanut butter as well!

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    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks, Amy!! I did a bunch of photo shoots for these milkshakes and just couldn’t get them right, but I was finally happy with these ones! They are seriously so good and Eric requests them :)

  1. says

    Well let this be an introduction to me about powdered PB! I’ve not tried it either, although I’ve eye’d it several times at the store…. wondering, but haven’t taken the time to find out. Thank you, Izzy! Frozen bananas make smoothies so creamy and frosty, like a milkshake. I put one in my smoothie every morning! Love those cute straws and the shot outside with the beautiful bokeh. Oh, it’s gorgeous!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Traci! Frozen bananas are awesome! They take the smoothie to the milkshake level! I just happened upon some powdered PB and figured I would give it a try. It definitely isn’t as amazing as the regular stuff, but at least I can feel a little better about eating the entire jar!

    • She Likes Food says

      I didn’t know that peanut flour existed, Kelly!! I need to go find some asap! Also, sprinkling this powder on pancakes sounds awesome :)

  2. says

    Powdered peanut butter is SO great for smoothies. Especially since it’s so much better to get in the blender. No more scraping it off with your finger. I love peanut butter and banana together. This smoothie sounds delicious!

    • She Likes Food says

      Haha, so true Natalie!! So much easier to get into the blender! Except I don’t have an excuse to lick the rest of it off the spoon! I am enjoying the powdered PB though and I feel much better about eating spoonfuls of it than the regular stuff!

  3. says

    Love this milkshake, Izzy! I have heard of the powdered peanut butter but have been a little hesitant to try it. But after this shake, I think I need to! Peanut butter and bananas are one of my favorite combinations!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Gayle! You should try it! It isn’t super great if you eat it by itself, but not too bad and much less fat so that makes up for it! This powdered peanut butter is perfect in shakes though!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Kelley!! It really is a great dessert, my husband didn’t even realize it didn’t have real ice cream in it :)

  4. says

    I came across powdered PB just the other day and was wondering what one does with it. Mystery solved! Thanks for figuring that one out for me. PB + Banana = ultimate win. Every.dang.time!

    • She Likes Food says

      I’ve mixed it with water before and eaten it like regular peanut butter and it isn’t bad, but I think it works much better in smoothies and oatmeal! Since I like to eat peanut butter by the jar-ful, I’m super excited about the less fat part :) PB + Banana = BFF

    • She Likes Food says

      I hope you love it, Danielle! My husband has been requesting them all the time now and I think I’m addicted too :)

  5. says

    This ‘nana milkshake is right up my alley!! I absolutely LOVE it! I need to give powdered peanut butter another change – I’ve tried it a couple times on its own and I was not a fan (despite all the buzz!!)! I imagine it would taste absolutely lovely in a shake or dessert though 😀 Can’t wait to try this, Izzy!! Pinned!

    • She Likes Food says

      I knew you would love this, Ceara! Yeah, it isn’t super great on it’s own, but I have to give it some points for being much less fat than regular. It is really great in smoothies and oatmeal though!

  6. says

    This milkshake looks amazing! I’ve never seen powered peanut butter before! That’s crazy! WHY DIDN’T I KNOW ABOUT THIS DELICIOUSNESS? lol! Beautiful pictures! Pinned!

    • She Likes Food says

      Haha, I didn’t know about it until a few weeks ago either, Karen! But apparently it has been around for years, who knew?! It is perfect for smoothies :)

  7. says

    Mmmmm, this looks delicious Izzy! I’ve been looking into getting the peanut butter powder for my hubby, since he has trouble with fats. If we get it, I’ll definitely be giving this smoothie a shot for him. :-) Happy new year girl!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks, Lauren! I have trouble with fats too so I was so happy to find this! And it was just on sale at Sprouts! I hope you are having a great start to the New Year!! :)

    • She Likes Food says

      You really wouldn’t know that it is vegan because the frozen bananas give it such a great texture that is so similar to a regular milkshake!

    • She Likes Food says

      I’ve made a similar ice cream, with much less milk, and it is soooo good! The bananas give it such a great texture and it really does resemble real ice cream so much :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Me too, Denise! I usually stay away from peanut butter because I’ve been known to eat most of the jar in one sitting and there is so many calories and fat! Haha, definitely no better combo ever :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks, Kelly! I think peanut butter and banana is one of my favorite combos ever! A lot of people say that they like to add it to their oatmeal too. I’ve been going through it so fast lately!

  8. says

    This peanut butter smoothie looks absolutely devine (and the straw of course!) Never have tried powered pb before, but now you’re getting me to think……

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Laura! I just discovered all the cute straws and have so many of them now! You should keep an eye out for it :)

    • She Likes Food says

      I had never heard of it until a few weeks ago either! I guess it has been around for quite some time though! You should definitely keep an eye out for it :)

  9. says

    Powdered peanut butter is amazing! I discovered it a few years back and it’s fantastic. I like to swirl it into my oatmeal, too. Which of course I put bananas on as well. Can’t beat that PB + banana combo. I bet I’d love this milkshake!

    • She Likes Food says

      I had no idea it has been around so long, Leah! I thought it was something new that I just discovered, haha! Ohhh, putting it in oatmeal sounds so good! PB and bananas are the best combo ever!

  10. says

    I’ve seen the powdered peanut butter, but haven’t tried it yet. I love everything peanut butter, though, so I’m sure I’d love it!! Yay! I’m glad to see Cheeto again, I’ve been missing him in your posts!! >^..^<

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