Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie — You’d never guess this fudgy peanut butter smoothie is actually healthy for you! Warning: you’ll need a spoon for this smoothie that tastes like drinkable fudge!
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Smoothies that require a spoon rather than a straw are my favorite kind. And smoothies with chocolate and peanut butter are even better.
This vegan, gluten-free smoothie is thick, rich, and tastes like drinkable chocolate-peanut butter fudge. What I love about this chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie is that it’s made with ingredients I always have around.
The milk is Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and I love it. It only has 30-calorie per 8 ounces, tastes great, and if I need a vegan milk, this is my absolute go-to. All Silk products are dairy-free and gluten-free and I like that Silk is committed to and believes in the benefits of a plant-based diet.
After just a minute of blending, your glass of fudginess is ready. The fudgy taste slightly dominates the peanut butter, but you can always add more peanut butter if you want. Twist my arm. And then the smoothie will be even thicker and creamier.
It definitely hits the spot after a workout or try it before for a nice energy boost. Or just make it for breakfast. Chocolate and peanut butter, the breakfast of champions.
What’s in a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie?
To make this healthy peanut butter smoothie, you’ll need:
- Frozen bananas
- Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- Creamy peanut butter
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Your favorite sweetener
How to Make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Simply add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You’re welcome to add more almond milk, if desired.
How to Make a Smoothie Thicker
For an even thicker chocolate peanut butter smoothie, add additional peanut butter. You could also add less almond milk or additional frozen banana.
Can I Omit the Banana?
Frozen bananas add richness, fullness, and creaminess to the chocolate peanut butter smoothie. You can taste them, but not overly so because they’re masked by the cocoa powder and peanut butter. I haven’t found a way to get a smoothie this thick without them.
Can I Use a Different Nut Butter?
Of course! If you’re allergic to peanut butter or don’t have any on hand, you’re welcome to use an alternative nut butter like cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or almond butter. Just make sure to use a creamy nut butter!
Tips for Making a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
You’re welcome to use another of Silk’s non-dairy milks in this chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie, if desired. I bet cashew or even coconut milk would taste great in this smoothie too.
I prefer using creamy peanut butter because I don’t like slurping up chunks of peanuts in my morning smoothie. But if you like crunchy peanut butter, go ahead and use that.
Lastly, extra portions of this chocolate peanut butter smoothie will keep airtight in the freezer for up to 1 month (cover a freezer-safe glass with plastic wrap or place inside a zip-top bag to prevent freezer smells). Allow the frozen peanut butter smoothie to come up to room temp for about 30 minutes before serving.
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Thick and Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 2 large bananas, ripe, peeled and frozen into chunks (no ice necessary this way)
- ¾ cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, or as necessary for consistency
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- sweetener, to taste (I love a pinch Sucralose Powder, or use stevia, agave, granulated sugar, etc.)
- To the canister of a blender, add the bananas, 3/4 cup milk, cocoa, peanut butter, vanilla, and sweetener to taste.
- Blend on high power until smooth. Add additional milk only as necessary or until desired smoothie consistency is reached.
- Serve immediately.
- If desired, extra portion will keep airtight in the freezer for up to 1 month (cover a freezer-safe glass with plasticwrap or place inside a ziplock to prevent freezer smells). Allow to come up to room temp for about 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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