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“The Elvis” Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

~ The classic combination of bananas and peanut butter, plus the nutrition of Greek yogurt and the sweetness of maple syrup. Delicious enough for dessert! ~

This Recipe Is:     Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Vegetarian    Gluten Free  

"The Elvis" Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie Recipe {TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

So, you know how sometimes the very, very best stuff in life happens right after you’ve somehow managed to completely mess everything up?

Uh-huh. Well, we for sure know about that!

Because this (good-enough-to-be-called-dessert) smoothie was the product of a miserable, epic kitchen fail. Epic! 

"The Elvis" Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie Recipe {TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

True story.

Remember the Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip we posted last October? Outrageously good! Loaded with healthy, high-protein ingredients that pair beautifully with crunchy, nutritious apples and still manage to make you feel like you just indulged in a naughty dessert! Yeah – you remember …

And remember how we told you with that dip recipe that it was really, critically important that you mix the Greek yogurt and peanut butter together before adding the maple syrup and vanilla?


"The Elvis" Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie Recipe {TwoHealthyKitchens.com}
Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip gone horribly wrong … a failure that led to sheer smoothie bliss! Hurray for failure!

Well, we learned that handy lesson after utterly ruining two big batches of peanut butter dip. Not awesome.

We stood in Gretchen’s kitchen, staring dejectedly at two delicious yet completely unattractive, gloppy, goopy bowls of recipe-testing-gone-awry failure. (This is the part where Shelley gets just a wee bit grouchy … we won’t go there …)

But then … abject failure gave way to brilliant innovation!

Then … we KNEWIt was so completely clear!

"The Elvis" Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie Recipe {TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

This catastrophe was nothing a good blender (and a banana!) couldn’t fix! (Hurray for the marvels of modern appliances!)

And so, we pulled up our sad, ruined-dip boostraps and happily began slurping mini test batches of peanut butter banana smoothies. And they were sooooo good! Way, way beyond good, actually!

(Added bonus for us as budget-conscious mommies … we didn’t have to throw out gloppy, goopy, ruined dip! Nope, nope … it sure wasn’t ruined anymore!)

And thus was born … our Elvis.

We call it this, of course, because (according to popular legend), peanut butter and banana sandwiches were the favorite late-night nosh of The King. We’ve seen some reports that his sandwiches also included bacon or had to be fried in bacon grease, and some so-called “Elvis” recipes do, in fact, include bacon along with the peanut butter and banana.

But you know what? Don’t do it. Not in this recipe, anyway.

"The Elvis" Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie Recipe {TwoHealthyKitchens.com}

Trust us.

You know we tirelessly test and retest (and retest yet again …) every recipe we post, so you can bet we tried a bit of bacon. We’re here for you that way. (Plus, we just had to know!)

And as much as we love us some bacon every now and then … well … just really don’t do that, m’kay?

Instead, stick with this tried-and true, the-kids-beg-for-this-one-all-the-time smoothie recipe.

A healthy, fruit-filled, protein-loaded smoothie that tastes like a decadent treat.

If only all failures tasted this good!

Psssssst … and if you’re on the lookout for other delicious smoothie ideas, too, don’t miss our unique Tropical “Creamsicle” Pineapple Orange Smoothie and our Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Happy slurping!!

"The Elvis" Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The classic combination of bananas and peanut butter, plus the nutrition of Greek yogurt and the sweetness of maple syrup. So delicious!

•  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Vegetarian    Gluten Free  


  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth, scraping down sides if needed.
  2. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only, and may vary depending on your choice of ingredients or preparation. No guarantees are made regarding allergies or dietary needs. Always consult a physician or dietician for specific advice and questions.

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    1. It’s honestly even way more wonderful than it looks! Really creamy and refreshing, yet healthfully filling with all that great protein! Our kiddos love it, and we do too! Yep, yep – long live The King (of smoothies! πŸ˜€ )! ~G&S

    1. Thanks, guys! Once we stopped being glum about the failure part … we were so, so happy to sip different variations as we perfected this smoothie. There’s that saying about success being sweet … it was definitely true this time! Yum! You’re gonna love it! πŸ˜€ ~G&S

    1. Lol! These are right up our alleys, too! Easy, delicious, healthy … what more could a gal ask for?? Yeah … we know just where to park these smoothies, too! Mmmmmmm!!! πŸ™‚ ~G&S

  1. Way to turn a blunder into a winner! I never seem to think that quickly. I just toss and start again. Smart ladies πŸ˜€
    This smoothie sound delicious! I’ve never added maple syrup to a smoothie, but that flavor sounds delicious in this.

    1. Oh Cindy, it was nearly a disaster! We really wanted to throw in the towel when the dip wasn’t working right … but it just tasted SO good! We couldn’t throw it out … we knew it had a purpose! (And a delicious one!)
      The maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness, but it doesn’t really taste maple-y (is that a real word?!). It pairs beautifully with the peanut butter and banana flavors! And, we love that it’s an all-natural sweetener! πŸ™‚ ~G&S

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