Banana Buddy Shake

June 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm 29 comments

Growing up my mom made my brother and I what she called the “Banana Buddy Shake” – the perfect blend of banana, milk and peanut butter to create a healthy and satisfying treat that we’d swoon over. Her infamous Banana Buddy Shake was featured in her handmade children’s cookbook called Mister Cookie Breakfast Cookbook that was published a while back (go check it out)! She even did cooking demonstrations at my elementary school growing up teaching my fellow classmates about healthy snacks and breakfast — such good memories!

I was craving peanut butter and banana the other day, and I thought back to the Banana Buddy shake…so this is my tribute and my own twist on my mom’s classic that is both simple and delicious. Try this shake for breakfast, a snack or a post-workout recovery drink – it’s not just for the kiddos!

Mom’s Banana Buddy Shake


1 ripe banana
1 cup of non-dairy milk (I used vanilla almond milk or rice milk but cow’s is fine too)
1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted peanut butter (any nut or seed butter will work here)
1/2 tsp gluten free vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground flaxseed (optional but provides a good source of Omega-3s)
pinch of sea salt, optional but so yummy!
dash of cinnamon (plus more for sprinkling on top, if desired)
ice cubes


1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until combined. Pour into glass and enjoy!

Serves 1

Recipes Notes: You can make a chocolate version too by adding 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder. If it’s too bitter with the cocoa, add sweetener of choice to taste (honey, stevia, agave, etc).

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29 Comments Add your own

  • 1. my little celebration  |  June 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Peanut butter and banana: one of my favorite combinations!

  • 2. Casey  |  June 4, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Oh my gosh. This looks like a PERFECT summer treat!!

    • 3. naturalnoshing  |  June 4, 2011 at 10:43 am

      Hi Casey! I love PB and banana – If you want something even more decadent, you can decrease the milk and add a scoop of ice cream (chocolate or vanilla or cinnamon) for an extra special treat! By the way, your mini apple pies look SO good and so pretty!! : )

  • 4. Medifast Coupons  |  June 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Your banana shake is a bit different than mine, I have never put peanut butter into one, but sure why not, peanut butter and bananas are meant to be together, thanks!

  • 5. mai  |  June 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    oh my! this looks so delicious! great photos too 🙂

  • 6. Ambro Wright  |  June 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    This sounds great! I make a similar smoothie version of this by decreasing the milk and adding vanilla protein powder and ice. Such a great treat after a workout!

    • 7. naturalnoshing  |  June 7, 2011 at 9:22 am

      I agree! I’ll bulk up my smoothies too with protein powder sometimes for an extra boost : )

  • 8. Tabby Powell  |  June 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I have tried this 2 times since you posted this, I want it AGAIN! SOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOD!

    • 9. naturalnoshing  |  June 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Yay! So glad you like it! 🙂 thanks for the feedback!

  • 10. Natalya Tirey  |  July 7, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Thanks for that clear directions and pictures. Now I have no excuse never to make one. The too much trademarking made me laugh out loud. Natalya Tirey

  • 11. lambyknits01  |  September 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Bookmarked! I need to try this 🙂

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  • 15. Chelsea  |  October 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    LOVE THIS. great for after a long run!

    • 16. naturalnoshing  |  October 15, 2011 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Chelsea! I love this after a workout – quick, easy and I can add a scoop of protein powder for a fast recovery meal!

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  • 18. Jenny  |  October 17, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I feel like she had a cookbook too? Am I making that up? Bright yellow cover? This really does bring back memories!

    • 19. naturalnoshing  |  October 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      Yep she had a cookbook! The cover started out yellow and then was altered to pink 🙂 Nice memory!

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  • 21. Emma G  |  November 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    This is great! I am sipping on it righ now and it’s one of the best mixtures EVER! I like to add a little more peanut butter for a more intense taste! Thanks for posting this!

    • 22. naturalnoshing  |  November 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      SO glad you are lovin’ the combo too Emma! Peanut butter and banana amazing together!!! Thanks for saying hi 🙂

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  • 25. Marcie  |  February 17, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Interesting recipe, thanks for sharing!

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  • 28. daniellesalinas  |  March 6, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I know this recipe is ages old, but I just discovered it on. Pinterest. My toddler and I are seriously scarfing it down right now. It’s delicious!!

  • 29. Suzy  |  July 28, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Just tried this and loved it! So thick and creamy.


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