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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

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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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 3 mins
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 249kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 tbsp powdered peanut butter - prepared, mixed with 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder*
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt - (Greek or regular, or dairy-free)
  • 1/3-1/2 milk - any kind
  • 1/3 cup ice

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg