Peanut Butter Vanilla Green Shake

5 from 7 votes

This peanut butter vanilla green shake is loaded with nutrients, boosted with protein, and tastes deceptively rich.

Overhead shot of a peanut butter vanilla green shake on a black background. The shake is surrounded by ingredients that went into it: cinnamon, baby spinach, flax seeds, and peanut butter.

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Peanut Butter Vanilla Green Shake

This peanut butter vanilla green shake is loaded with nutrients, boosted with protein, and tastes deceptively rich.
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings 1


  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • ¼ cup ice

Optional add-ins:



  • I used to swear off green smoothies/shakes that were plant milk-based. As freaky as it sounds, I wanted to taste the greens. I liked the freshness of them with fruit, coconut water, mint, and maybe some cucumber. Lately though, cravings for a milky/creamy greens drink with peanut butter came over me. I’ve had this shake almost every day for the past couple weeks. It’s one of those “Betcha can’t taste the greens!” kinda numbers, which is its own special kind of fun sometimes.


  • In an upright blender, combine the non-dairy milk, baby spinach, banana, peanut butter, flax seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, ice, and any add-ins you may be using. Blend on high for a full minute, or until completely smooth. Enjoy!
23/01/2016 (Last Updated: 23/01/2016)
Posted in: beverage, breakfast, creamy, gluten free, quick, refined sugar-free, snack, sweet, vegan
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