Peanut Butter Banana Meal Prep Breakfast Smoothies
For meal prep breakfast smoothies that you can blend and store in advance, try this peanut butter banana smoothie recipe! Deliciously easy, salty-sweet, and made with only 4 ingredients: bananas, peanut butter, yogurt, and milk. Instead of freezer smoothie bags that you wait to blend in the morning, I’ll show you how to prep smoothies for the week that are already blended, stored in the fridge. A quick grab-and-go breakfast when you need it!
These make ahead smoothies aren’t just convenient & quick to prep—they’re also totally tasty & satisfying. It’s hard to go wrong with banana and peanut butter in a smoothie! Add a bit of yogurt to the mix, and you’ve got a thick, creamy, sippable delight. This is one of my favorite healthy breakfast smoothies because it tastes like a comforting sweet treat, but with no added sugars or sweeteners needed!
Keep in mind, this peanut butter and banana smoothie is just one base recipe you can use to make smoothies ahead of time. Once you learn how to meal prep smoothies for the week, you can use this method in loads of different ways. Get creative pairing your favorite yogurt & milk with different frozen fruits, like in my customizable dragon fruit smoothie. Customize your meal prep breakfast smoothies to suit your taste buds and lifestyle!
Can you meal prep smoothies ahead of time?
Yes, you can prep smoothies in advance—whether you make a smoothie the night before, or prep smoothies for the entire week! One option is to prep freezer smoothie bags or make ahead smoothie jars: just add all of the ingredients to a freezer-safe bag or jar (besides wet ingredients like milk or yogurt), then freeze. Simple and straightforward enough, but you still have to blend the smoothie in the morning. For a more convenient option, you can blend and store ready-to-drink breakfast smoothies in the fridge—like these 4-ingredient banana peanut butter smoothies!
How to Meal Prep Smoothies for the Week
Smoothie freezer packs aren’t ideal for creamy yogurt smoothies like this, and they’re not true make ahead smoothies since you still have to account for time to blend in the morning. If you’re like me and you’d rather skip blending in the morning, these peanut butter banana breakfast smoothies are the way to go. Instead of freezer smoothie packs filled with raw ingredients, here’s how to prep smoothies for the week that are fully blended, refrigerated, and ready to drink:
Make Ahead Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Ingredients
On prep day, simply add all of your meal prep smoothie ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Then, store in airtight jars or cups with lids that seal. For this PB banana smoothie recipe, I’m using bananas, peanut butter, yogurt, and almond milk. Of course, feel free to substitute any of these ingredients as needed.
Substitution & Addition Notes
- Fruit. Bananas are naturally sweet, creamy, and versatile in smoothies—and a smoothie with peanut butter and banana is a dynamite flavor combination! But, if you’re not a fan of bananas, you can easily prep make ahead smoothies with different fruits. Options like mixed berries, peaches, and apples are all tasty options to blend into a peanut butter smoothie. Or, use a different nut butter paired with different fruits!
- Nut Butter. Any nut butter can work here, like cashew or almond butter—or use sunflower seed butter to keep the recipe nut-free. Ultimately, I love peanut butter, and smoothies with peanut butter will always be the cheapest. Altogether, this entire batch of banana PB smoothies cost me under $5 to make!
- Yogurt. For dairy free or vegan smoothies, use a nondairy yogurt like coconut milk yogurt, almond milk yogurt, soy milk yogurt, etc. Personally, I like to make my meal prep breakfast smoothies with Greek yogurt for a creamy boost of protein!
- Milk. Any milk you prefer will work in this recipe, dairy or nondairy. Or, substitute with a different liquid like coconut water or fruit juice You could even make the ultimate make ahead morning smoothie with coffee blended right in!
- Vegetables. You can also incorporate veggies in your freezer smoothie meal prep if you’d like. Whether you’re making smoothies for the night before or for the week, green vegetables like spinach, kale, cucumber, and broccoli can work well. Or, get adventurous and try a cauliflower peanut butter banana smoothie with some sneaky steamed cauliflower blended in!
How to Store Meal Prep Smoothies for the Week
Once blended, store your batch of make ahead smoothies in mason jars or the airtight cups of your choice. Just make sure that the containers have lids and are freezer-safe if needed.
When I made this peanut butter banana smoothie recipe, I distributed it into 8 servings, 8oz each. Feel free to adjust the serving size as you see fit. For larger-sized smoothies, distribute into 4 larger jars instead and double the nutrition info provided below.
Once you’ve portioned out your prepped and blended smoothies, seal the jars shut and store them in the fridge or freezer. You can store these meal prep breakfast smoothies in the fridge for up to 2 days, then simply shake them up before drinking them in the morning. In my experience, these banana peanut butter smoothies taste just as good after 2 days as they do freshly blended!
If you want to prep smoothies for more than 2 days in advance, store them in the freezer. Then, on the day before you want to drink them, transfer the frozen smoothie jar into the fridge to thaw overnight. Although some ingredients (like bananas and peanut butter) will work better and taste better than others, you can try out all kinds of different combinations in your own meal prep shakes and smoothies. Have fun experimenting!
Peanut Butter Banana Meal Prep Breakfast Smoothies
- 5 bananas
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 5 oz yogurt, ½ cup
- 3 cups milk of choice, adjust amount to your preference
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Distribute bulk batch of smoothies into mason jars or airtight cups of choice.
- Store covered smoothies in fridge or freezer until ready to enjoy. (Store meal prep breakfast smoothies in the fridge for up to 2 days. To store for longer than 2 days, place smoothies in the freezer.)
- When ready to enjoy, shake up refrigerated smoothies and drink. For frozen smoothies, transfer to the fridge to thaw on the day before you plan to drink.
- Yields 8 smoothies (~8oz each), depending on desired serving size.