Fluffernutter Banana Smoothie

It’s a bit of a funny name, but fluffernutter is just code for two favorites rolled into one:

Fluffer = Marshmallows

Nutter = Peanut Butter

Add bananas, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous treat.

This borders on dessert-in-a-cup and that’s just fine by me on this hot holiday weekend.

I almost added cocoa powder but would have had to crack the seal on a new container and figured it wasn’t necessary and as it turned out, not adding cocoa powder allowed me to concentrate more fully on marshmallows without chocolate clouding my judgment. We’ve all been there.

I love the top layer of hot chocolate with an abundance of softened marshmallows. It’s one rare situation in which I enjoy mushy and squishy food. And this smoothie is another.

Some marshmallows are blended into the body of the smoothie and a few more are added as a garnish. Slurping those softened little squishy white globes is so much fun.

I added enough peanut butter that this frothy little number turned amber-hued. I wasn’t complaining.

It was cold and creamy and went down fast and easy.

Bananas go from good to great when they’re frozen and then blended. They add so much creaminess and fluffiness to smoothies and this was no exception. Plus, peanut butter and bananas is always a good combo.

Nah, I never missed the cocoa powder in this one.


Fluffernutter Banana Smoothie (vegan and gluten free, as indicated below*)

Makes about 12 ounces

2 ripe small/medium bananas (previously frozen in chunks is preferred)

1/2 to 2/3 cup cream or milk (or vegan milk)

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons granulated sugar, optional and to taste

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 to 1/2 cup mini-marshmallows

Combine all ingredients except for marshamllows in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add marshmallows and pulse or blend until just incorporated, allowing some texture to be retained. Garnish with a few additional marshmallows. Serve immediately.

Optional add-ins: 1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 whole graham cracker, 1/ 4 cup semi-sweet, peanut butter, or white chocolate chips or chocolate syrup; 1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes, 1 to 2 ounces marshmallow-flavored vodka or light rum, 1 scoop protein powder, add 1 scoop of ice cream for a milkshake, garnish with whipped topping or whipped cream, coconut flakes, graham cracker crumbs, dollop of peanut butter, or sprinkles.

*To keep vegan, use vegan marshmallows (here or here) and vegan milk (coconut, cashew, almond, soy, rice). Most conventional-brand marshmallows are inherently gluten-free but use those that are linked for certified gluten-free marshmallows.



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Creamy Cookie Butter White Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Banana Cream Pudding Pie & Caramel Smoothie

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting (No-Bake, GF) – Excuse the photography; the recipe itself is scrumptious. Butterscotch, peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate. Fluffernutter at it’s finest.

White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Cake Bars – One of my favorite desserts on my blog and top 5 for 2011

Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars (GF with Vegan options) – One of my favorite desserts on my blog and top 5 for 2011

Do you like marshmallows? Peanut butter?

The fact that many of my favorite recipes use marshmallows and peanut butter, and bananas, at least shows I’m consistent. Peanut butter recipes and comparing peanut butter never gets old. Nor do marshmallows. Or bananas.

If you have any great recipes with marshmallows or peanut butter, or any fluffernutter recipes, link them up.

The winner of the Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Cookbook Giveaway is Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

59 comments on “Fluffernutter Banana Smoothie”

  1. What a blast from the past! I don’t know if it’s carried in the grocery stores outside of the Boston/New England area, but Fluff was a staple for me in the ’70s.
    Yum, ice cream sundaes with fluff, and fluffernutter sandwiches in my Wonder Woman lunch box. it’s all coming back to me now…. Oh, but as I grew older and more sophisticated, I began to use Nutella instead of PB. LOL

  2. Love!!
    Beware: conventional marshmallows/fluff are not vegan!

  3. I’m not sure I’ve ever had fluffernutter, though I’ve certain enjoyed the two main components. This makes me want to try it! Gorgeous as always.

  4. This sounds and looks amazing, I adore nut butter and banana together! Awesome job!

  5. This sounds sooo tasty and indulgent! Marshmallows and PB are definitely a match made in heaven! And since I have an abundance of bananas this week so I just may give it a shot ;)

  6. I need to make this right now!

  7. This looks amazinngg! I am on a smoothie kick these past few weeks, so this will be made!!

  8. On their own they all rock, but mixed together? Now that’s some awesomeness!

  9. Yum any smoothie with peanut butter and banana in it is my favorite so adding marshmallows tops it off! :) I just made peanut butter at home last night thanks to your inspiration!

  10. yum! I will definitely be passing this on to my non-vegan friends!

  11. Looks AMAZING!! however just to let ya know dont say vegan if you are using real marshmallows

  12. I like marshmallows, but one is enough for me. I really like PB!

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