Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: when it comes to your diet, there’s no such thing as a “detox.” Your liver and kidneys serve as your body’s built-in detoxification system, and there’s not much you can do to make them function better.

That being said, on this day after Thanksgiving, we could probably all use a “detox” in the sense of something light and healthy to get back on track after the inevitable holiday indulgence. A smoothie is my snack of choice after mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie…and pizza. (No, my family Thanksgiving tradition doesn’t involve pizza. It’s just that when you eat dinner at 3:00 PM, you get pretty hungry by about 9:00.) Though I thoroughly enjoyed every bite of all those foods, the key to health is balance, so I’m leaning toward the skinny side of the food spectrum today.

This Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is inspired by the Chunky Strawberry Bowl at Jamba Juice. Strawberries, banana, peanut butter, and oats may sound like an odd combination, but from the first time I tried the Jamba Juice version, I was hooked. There’s something almost comfort food-like about the sweetness of the fruit blended with wholesome oats and stick-to-your-ribs peanut butter. I’ve been recreating it at home for awhile now.

When it comes to making your own smoothie instead of going to Jamba Juice, there are a couple of distinct advantages: 1.) you won’t pay a whopping $7.15 for it, and 2.) it doesn’t have to set you back 570 calories when all you want is a snack. Plus, on Black Friday, you don’t have to leave your house. That’s my kind of detox. 🙂

Wishing you a delightful remainder of your Thanksgiving weekend!


Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Fruity and filling, this smoothie is a healthy snack choice!
Course: Beverage, Snack
Servings: 2 smoothies


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c. frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/3 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 c. almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. smooth peanut butter


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


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2 thoughts on “Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

  1. Hi Sarah. My BF is allergic to banana. Would you have any suggestions of how to modify that recipe? Would I just leave out the banana and add more of something else?

    • Hi Diane! You might try some other frozen fruit with a mild flavor, but it would definitely change the past (and possibly the texture) of the smoothie. Let me know if you have success with something!

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