Thick and Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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! 

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.

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! 

What’s in a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie?

To make this healthy peanut butter smoothie, you’ll need:

Thick and Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (vegan, GF) - You'll need a spoon for this smoothie that tastes like drinkable fudge!

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. 

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! 

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! 

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! 

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.

Thick and Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Thick and Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

You'd never guess this peanut butter smoothie is actually healthy for you! Warning: you'll need a spoon for this smoothie that tastes like drinkable fudge! 

Yield: 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, ripe, peeled and frozen into chunks (no ice necessary this way)
  • 3/4 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, or as necessary for consistency
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 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.)

Instructions

    1. To the canister of a blender, add the bananas, 3/4 cup milk, cocoa, peanut butter, vanilla, and sweetener to taste.
    2. Blend on high power until smooth. Add additional milk only as necessary or until desired smoothie consistency is reached.
    3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • 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:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 205mg Carbohydrates: 48g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 20g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 13g

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Skinny Pina Colada Smoothie — This Piña Colada Smoothie requires just four ingredients and is naturally vegan and gluten-free. It makes for a quick breakfast or a delicious poolside treat! 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

87 comments on “Thick and Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie”

  1. This has to be the most amazing smoothie ever! The perfect breakfast :-)

  2. For a second I thought I was looking at a frostie! It’s so thick and rich!
    This is definitely going in my post-workout arsenal of energy boosts!

  3. This looks fantastic! Love how thick and creamy it looks!

  4. I made a similar smoothie the other day – the chocolate pb combo is always welcome in my house! This one looks amazing :)

  5. I love this and I’m checking out your copycat Frosty recipe next (for the kids….I’m promise…..not me.)

    The only thing better than peanut butter and chocolate is Peter Pan Peanut Butter and chocolate.

    Watch out Target, here I come for that extra bathing suit cover up that goes past my knees….hehe.

  6. Drinkable fudge… I am sold! I much prefer spoonable smoothies over smoothies you drink with a straw. Much more satisfying! Love all the peanut butter, I can only imagine how rich this tastes Averie!

    • This is perhaps the richest smoothie I’ve made ever, or in a very long time! Just the fudge-factor with the PB, cocoa, and not adding too much liquid, mmmm we loved these Sally :)

  7. I love Silk! And smoothies that are super thick are my favorite! Plus peanut butter and chocolate – greatest combo ever! Loving this smoothie, pinned :)

  8. This smoothie looks so, so good! I really like this recipe, wow!

  9. I think this is the best smoothie recipe that I’ve seen all week! I love “eating” smoothies and shakes with a spoon, too…the thicker, the better! And I’m loving this chocolate and peanut butter combo! Can’t wait to try this one out. Pinned!

  10. This is for sure one of my go-to smoothies and almond milk is also my favourite non-dairy milk! Such a light taste, perfect to combine with richer ingredients like pb and choc.

  11. Yum!!! It’s like a peanut butter frosty only better.

  12. I have been on a smoothie kick the past couple of weeks and have been playing around with different combinations. I tried cucumber, frozen pineapple, Silk, and stevia and thought it tasted like honeydew melon. Anyway…..this post is perfectly timed because I decided choc-PB would be the “flavor of the day”. I am shamelessly spooning it out of the vitamix as I type. I love the addition of PB and it is just like a thick, rich shake! I think I need to take the rest to work for an afternoon pick me up.

    • cucumber, frozen pineapple, Silk, and stevia and thought it tasted like honeydew melon = I can totally see that and now I want to try it!

      I love that you made this the DAY I posted it and are typing your comment as you’re spooning it (not pouring it) out of the Vita! Yes, this baby is thick and like a rich shake!

  13. I love silk! This smoothie looks so thick and creamy!

  14. Yep, I’m going to make this tomorrow morning. :) I’ve been on a smoothies for breakfast kick, but this morning I was just thinking that I’m getting tired of having the same ones over and over. The thicker the better! Pinned!

  15. We have an old cookbook with a recipe called “Elephant’s Milk Jug”. I have tweaked it–it’s similar to what you have here and we love it (PB, milk, frozen banana, chocolate syrup). And it does sub in well for a mini-meal if needed. Maybe I’ll have to try your vanilla almond milk!

    • I think this smoothie is probably what a million people make day in, day out, give or take. It’s just a classic, easy, have all the ingredients on hand smoothie, but as you know sometimes the oldies are the goodies!

  16. You had me at chocolate and peanut butter! I know I will definitely indulge in this!

  17. This look so thick and dreamy. Hmmm!

  18. a chocolate peanut butter smoothie like this one sounds like heaven right now!

  19. This smoothie reminds me of a milkshake, love it!

  20. I’m craving this right now!

  21. I’m definitely on team spoon-your-smoothie too! Your devotion to all things peanut-buttery, chocolatey, and fudgy is amazing. :))

  22. Wow, this looks great. Smooth and Tasty all the way.

  23. PB, Chocolate, Banana smoothies are classic. You can never go wrong and the more pb, the better. There is never too much. I’ve never experienced it anyway.

    Silk unsweetened vanilla is my go-to also. I branch out every now and then, when there is a good sale on another brand, but I always come back to this one.

  24. I love this recipe, but don’t eat bananas, I wondered if you could recommend a good substitute for bananas in this and several other baked recipes I have. Would applesauce work as a good substitute, at least for the baked goods?

    • No, applesauce is thin and runny and like I mentioned in the post, it’s very, very hard to replace frozen bananas in smoothies because they do add such an amazing thickness and texture. You could try it with a banana and see if you can deal with it – the banana flavor is masked by the chocolate and the PB. The less ripe the banana is, the less ‘banana-ey’ it will taste. I would try that first because honestly, I don’t have a good substitution.

      • Avocado will work to thicken up a smoothie and you won’t taste it.I love bananas but my body can’t digest them (and a lot of smoothie recipes call for them). Sub about 1/2 an avocado per banana. You can add more to your desired thickness.

      • Great tip on the avocado. I do find that *some* readers will report being able to taste time because I have a couple recipes (brownies and muffins) that use ‘hidden’ avocado and some people say no, they can’t taste it, and others can. I think in a smoothie though it’s less noticeable. Thanks, Kim, for reminding me about avos as a banana replacer, of sorts!

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