Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

I’m trying really hard to start each day off with a healthy breakfast! Usually I stick with eggs, fruit and granola, but lately I’ve been doing the whole smoothie thing. I’ve posted a few smoothie recipes over the past years, but never anything with peanut butter & chocolate… I thought it was about time to change that! ????????

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This smoothie is packed full of rich, creamy chocolate peanut butter banana flavor. The best part though? It’s healthy! I used a big scoop of ice, some vanilla yogurt, milk, cocoa powder, frozen banana, and rehydrated powdered peanut butter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie | lifemadesimplebakes.com

Let’s talk about the ingredients for a minute. First, I opted for powdered peanut butter because of the fat content (or lack thereof). I rehydrated 3 tbsp. which meant there was only a little over 2.5 grams of fat vs. 24 grams of fat in traditional peanut butter. ???? I also used cocoa powder which helped keep things extra smooth. I sliced and froze a ripe and speckled banana (like the ones in the pictures) which also contributed to the creamy texture.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie | lifemadesimplebakes.com

I chose vanilla flavored yogurt and skim milk. You can definitely sub those out for dairy-free options and it’d taste just as yummy! I tossed everything into my mixer and blended until it was thick and creamy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie | lifemadesimplebakes.com

My toddler kept calling it a chocolate milkshake ???? He’s kind of right, it tasted exactly like one, but a whole lot healthier! I hope you’ll give this smoothie a try- it’s rich, creamy and absolutely delicious.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
 
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Who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast?! This chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie is full of healthy ingredients- it's the perfect way to start your day!
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Yield: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 tbsp. powdered peanut butter, prepared (mixed with 3 tbsp. water)
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder*
  • ¼ c. vanilla yogurt (Greek or regular, or dairy-free)
  • ⅓-1/2 c. milk (any kind)
  • ⅓ c. ice
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of blender, placing the heaviest ones on top. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Notes
-I used powdered peanut butter to keep the fat down and the protein high.
-To make this smoothie extra thick and creamy, you can freeze the yogurt and in ice cube trays.
-Toss in 1 tsp. ground flax meal to make it extra healthy!
*I used a dark cocoa powder.

Recipe source: Life Made Simple