Deliciously rich and creamy peanut paradise tropical smoothie copycat made with just five simple ingredients. This dairy-free and high-protein smoothie comes together in ten minutes and is easy to customize for a healthy nutritional boost.
What Is In The Peanut Paradise Smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe?
The Peanut Paradise Smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe is made with peanut butter, banana, non-fat Greek yogurt, and a choice of whey protein or pea protein.
Why You’ll Love This Smoothie:
Unlike the original Peanut Paradise Smoothie, this recipe is completely dairy-free and by making it ourselves, we can control how little or how much of each ingredient we want to use, the quality of the ingredients, and we’re able to customize it without skipping on the delicious creamy peanut butter flavor. This smoothie is not only great tasting, but it’s a great for a post-workout protein shake or an easy meal replacement on the go until you’re able to eat a full meal.
How Many Calories Are In a Tropical Smoothie Peanut Paradise?
According to Tropical Smoothie Cafe's nutrition information, there are 710-750 calories in a Peanut Paradise Smoothie. We’re careful about calorie counting here at Quirky Pineapples, but this non-dairy version is between 600-650 calories, depending on your choice of protein powder, dairy-free milk, and type of yogurt.
How Much Protein Is In a Tropical Smoothie Peanut Paradise with Pea Protein?
A Peanut Paradise Smoothie with pea protein has 38 grams of protein and 25 grams with whey protein. This vegan version has 32 grams of protein, but, again this number can vary depending on your choice of ingredients.
Ingredients to Make a Peanut Paradise Tropical Smoothie:
- Dairy-Free Milk: I like unsweetened almond milk, but feel free to use any non-dairy milk you prefer.
- Dairy-Free Yogurt: I used the Cocojune coconut-based unsweetened vanilla yogurt.
- Protein Powder: Feel free to use any brand of vegan vanilla protein powder you like. I love to use the Ora Organic So Lean So Clean Plant-Based Superfood Protein.
- Peanut Butter: I like to use simple peanut butter that’s made with just ground dry roasted peanuts.
- Frozen Bananas: frozen banana is best for a creamy consistency. Bananas are also a great natural sweetener.
How to Make a Peanut Paradise Tropical Smoothie:
- Add the dairy-free milk, dairy-free yogurt, frozen banana, peanut butter, and protein powder.
- Blend. Start your blender on a low speed until the bananas break down, then increase the speed to high until the ingredients are smooth and combined.
- Decrease the blender speed back to the low setting before stopping.
- Enjoy your smoothie right away.
Ways to Add Nutrition to Your Smoothie
Plant Milk: My go-to is usually unsweetened almond milk, but I’ve also made this shake with oat milk, which makes it even creamier. Soy milk and pea milk are a great way to add extra protein. Any non-dairy milk is great, but you can swap it according to your preferences.
Nutritional Boosts: The protein powder that I use has lots of added nutrition, but some additions that I like to use are flax seeds, chia seeds, or hemp seeds.
Add some greens: Shakes and smoothies are always a good way to squeeze in extra fruits and veggies. So, sometimes I like to add greens with a mild flavor that won’t change the taste of my drink. I’ve found that kale or spinach works best.
Neutral Veggies: Cauliflower is excellent to add to this smoothie for more veggie power.
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