Chocolate and peanut butter what a good combination, and put together in a smoothie – now we’re talking. I can’t think of a better pair. The chocolate gives off a rich delicate flavor while the peanut butter adds a nice nutty flair. It makes for a sweet variation to your usual morning smoothies. You can even turn this smoothie into a smoothie bowl and top with berries. Delish!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

RATING

5 from 6 votes

DIFFICULTY / TIME

Easy / 10 minutes

POSTED ON

April 10, 2020

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Hi friends! Why not wake up and start the day with a delicious chocolate peanut butter smoothie. It’s almost too good to be true and may I dare say almost like a treat for breakfast. And you know what? We deserve to enjoy wholesome food that tastes good too. And this smoothie is packed with lots of goodness.

Why you’ll love chocolate and peanut butter in your smoothies

The flavors mix together brilliantly!

One of the reasons why I love this smoothie is that it can be made in minutes with ingredients on hand. I used to and still have a hard time keeping chocolate in my home. Even to this I day when I have chocolate in my home, I know exactly how much and where the chocolate bars are at any given time.

Overtime, I’ve learned that’s it’s best for my mental health and waistline to keep chocolate bars out of my home. But that doesn’t mean that I no longer have a love for chocolate. Oh no chocolate is near and dear to my heart. That’s why I was ecstatic when I found out about cacao or cocoa powder. This rocked my world.

Ingredients in this chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Cacao / Cocoa Powder 

Cacao powder is a raw form of chocolate and gives this smoothie the coveted chocolatey flavor. It is high in antioxidants.

You can also use cocoa powder which is made by roasting at high temperatures and still has health benefits just not as many nutrients as cacao powder. To be honest, use whichever one you have on hand.

Peanut Butter 

It’s creamy and a nice boost of protein. We like to use natural peanut butter as it has less sugar and preservatives. You can always substitute with your favorite nut butter such as almond or cashew butter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Ingredients

Almond Milk

The unsweetened almond milk is exactly what pulls this smoothie together. You can use any plant based milk here – coconut milk tastes great too!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Frozen Bananas 

Frozen bananas are a game changer in our smoothies. They help create the ideal cool and creamy smoothie consistency.

Let your bananas ripen for 3-4 days before slicing your banana and placing them the freezer. The ripened bananas give your smoothie a natural sweetness. We recommend slicing the banana into 4 pieces, so you know how many pieces make up 1 banana.

Dates

We like to use pitted medjool dates. The dates can add even more natural sweetness to this smoothie. The dates are optional. So try it out first and see what tastes best to you!

How to Make This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.

I love to eat this chocolate peanut butter smoothie with a spoon and sprinkle on a few toppings. Some of my favorite toppings include shredded coconut, berries, granola, and nuts.

More Easy Breakfast Ideas

Don’t forget to check out my homemade healthy granola recipe. It’s great to sprinkle on top of this chocolate peanut butter smoothie!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

5 from 6 votes
Chocolate and peanut butter together in a smoothie makes for a sweet and filling breakfast. It is easy to make and can even be enjoyed as an afternoon snack. So grab a spoon and enjoy this scrumptious smoothie! We usually lick the bowl clean - it's that good.
GUIDE
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 2 bowls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder can substitute with cocoa powder
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 pieces soft dates
INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions

  • Blend ingredients together until you create a smooth texture.
  • Pour in a glass to take on the go. Turn into a bowl and place berries on top.
NOTES

Notes

Optional: substitute peanut butter with almond butter.
If your dates are dry, soak in water for 5 minutes and then drain.
Add more almond milk for a thinner smoothie and less for a thicker smoothie.
NUTRITION FACTS
Calories: 386calCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 9gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 1001mgFiber: 11gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 226IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 2mg
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