May 16, 2022

Smoothie with Chocolate Peanut Butter

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie tastes just like a milkshake but is made with healthy ingredients. This smoothie is great for breakfast or as a sweet treat.

Looking for a healthy sweet treat to enjoy? The Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with healthy ingredients but tastes just like a milkshake. Our Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie and Peanut Butter Smoothie are two of our favourite smoothies. This is what you get when you combine them. This rich, chocolaty recipe is made with bananas and oats and honey. It can be blended up to make a quick snack or for mornings when you are short on time.

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie contains the following ingredients.

The ingredients for this chocolate peanut butter smoothie are only a handful of good-for-you ingredients. You can make it with either milk or non-dairy milk. It can also be made with coffee (more details below). Here are the ingredients:

  • Frozen bananas This is the only thing you need to do ahead of time! For at least one and a half hours, slice the bananas and place them on a baking tray. You can also buy frozen bananas.
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Dark or Dutch Process (dark) cocoa butter: we prefer dark. More details below
  • Peanut butter
  • Milk choice (dairy or oat milk, almond milk, or coconut milk) or coffee is a fun addition to this Coffee Smoothie. You can also add half-milk, half-strong coffee, or espresso.
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Ice

Standard cocoa powder vs Dutch process

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie can be made with any cocoa powder. We prefer it with Dutch processing cocoa powder, also known as dark cocoa Powder. This variety has been treated with an acid to make it pH neutral. It gives it a darker colour and milder taste.

Shaved chocolate is a great way to spice it up.

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is a great treat! Add a little dark chocolate to top it off! It only takes about 1 tablespoon. It creates delicious chocolate chunks every time you sip when you mix it in. This is optional, but it’s a great way to make the chocolate chunks even more delicious! To make it even more delicious, drizzle some peanut butter on top.

There are many ways to increase your protein intake.

The peanut butter in this chocolate peanut butter smoothie provides a good amount of protein, but we tried to keep it low enough to provide great flavour and not add too many calories. These are some other protein options:

  • Chia seeds. Chia seeds can increase plant-based protein or fibre. 2 tablespoons of chia seed will provide 4 grams of protein and 11g of fibre.
  • Chocolate or vanilla protein powder: Powder works great too! This protein powder has natural ingredients and a mild flavour. You should reduce the amount of maple syrup and honey as protein powder can add sweetness.

Sweet smoothie recipes

Are you looking for smoothies that are a treat? These are just a few of the smoothies you might like:

  • Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie is a great choice.
  • Choose from a Chocolate Banana Smoothie or a Chocolate Blueberry Blondie
  • You can choose a Peanut Butter Smoothie or Vanilla Protein Blondie.
  • Coffee Smoothie is a great idea.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized frozen bananas, sliced and frozen on parchment for at least 11/2 hours
  • 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate powder or Dutch-process (dark) cocoa powder (we prefer dark).
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or oat milk, almond milk, or coffee*)
  • 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • As garnish: 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate (optional), 1 teaspoon peanut butter.

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Stop and scrape down sides as needed. Do not over-mix: Blend until the mixture is smooth. Add 1/2 teaspoon of sweetener to taste, depending on how sweet the bananas are.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate to the top if desired. It’s a great way to add some flavour, but it’s completely optional. You can either serve it immediately or keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days.