Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast? A good chocolate peanut butter smoothie is packed with the protein and deliciousness you need to start your day right. We'd like to thank whoever was the first person to realize that chocolate and peanut butter go together even better than bacon and eggs. 

Your Ingredient Options

Some chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipes include all sorts of expensive ingredients and flavored protein powders. If you're more of a "less is more" person, here are a few ingredients we recommend switching around to meet your personal taste buds and health goals: 

  • Liquid. Don't get stuck thinking that 2% milk is your only option for making a delicious chocolate peanut butter smoothie. There are plenty of fat-free, non-dairy milk options, and many people even love adding coffee as the main liquid ingredient for their morning caffeine boost. Try mixing it up with sweetened or unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk until you find your favorite.

 

  • Powder. If you simply must have a protein powder in your smoothie, it doesn't have to be chocolate flavored. You could experiment with a vanilla protein powder and cocoa powder for a similar chocolate peanut butter flavor. Also check out our Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake recipe.

 

  • Fruit. While we think a banana is the best fruit to round out a perfect chocolate peanut butter smoothie, we won't be offended if you swap it out for something crazy like pineapple chunks or blueberries. It's your life. You do you. 

 

How to Make Your Smoothie Creamy

 

A smoothie that tastes good is the goal, but when the texture’s off, you won’t enjoy it very much. Some people prefer thicker smoothies while others prefer a thinner beverage. No matter your preferred texture, if you’re looking to achieve peak creaminess in your smoothie game, try these simple tips:

 

  • Try frozen fruit. Frozen fruit keeps smoothies cold and is great for thickening smoothies that are a bit on the runny side. For this recipe, we recommend frozen banana, but other fruits work too! You can divide fruit into smoothie serving sizes to throw in your freezer for later. The next time you need to make a smoothie, you’ll always have some frozen fruit ready to go!
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  • Add liquid as you go. If you find your smoothie is too thick for your liking, don’t be afraid to add in extra liquid. Adding in some extra milk can make your smoothie more drinkable. Make sure to add in small increments to avoid making your smoothie too runny. 
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  • Start blending at a lower speed. It can be tempting to start the blender at a high speed to make your smoothie as fast as possible, but for a creamier texture, you’ll want to start blending at a low speed and slowly work your way up. After reaching a high blend speed, finish it off by blending on low.
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    Add a Healthy Boost

     

    One thing people love about smoothies is that they’re so easy to customize. Things can be added or substituted depending on your specific smoothie needs. Looking to make a healthy peanut butter smoothie? Try adding some of these for an easy health boost:

     

  • Veggies: There are a lot of vegetables that can easily be added to a smoothie, but we recommend adding in a handful of kale or spinach, or even some frozen cauliflower to add some extra vitamins and minerals. The best part is, you’ll get all of the extra nutrients from these veggies without even tasting them!
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  • Protein: If you’re looking to add some extra protein to your smoothie, the easiest option is to add some of your favorite protein powder. There are also some other options to try, such as chia seeds, oats, and greek yogurt that all add a little protein boost to your smoothie. 
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  • Hemp seeds: Put some hemp seeds in your smoothie to add some healthy omegas and vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. They’re also proven to decrease inflammation and boost heart health. Not only are hemp seeds healthy — they’ll also help create a creamier smoothie!
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  • Flaxseed: Adding just a tablespoon of flaxseed adds a lot of essential nutrients like iron, calcium, fiber, and lignans which may reduce the risk of cancer. Flaxseed can also help control blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and moderate cholesterol.
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    Without further ado — here is our favorite version of the ever-popular chocolate peanut butter smoothie, ideal for your breakfast fuel or satisfying that afternoon chocolate craving. Let us know how yours turns out!

    Overview

    Total time:  30 S

    Servings:  1

    Calories:  360

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter
    • 1 tbsp. honey
    • 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
    • 1 banana
    • 1 cup ice cubes

    Nutritional Information

    • Serving Size: 16 fl. oz.
    • Fat: 13g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
    • Cholesterol: 5mg
    • Sodium: 160mg
    • Carbohydrates: 56g
    • Fiber: 5g
    • Sugar: 40g
    • Protein: 12g

    Instructions

    1. Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide+ jar in order listed and secure lid.
    2. Select "Sauces" or blend on a Medium Low speed for 30 seconds.

    Overview


    Total time:  30 S

    Servings:  1

    Calories:  360


    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter
    • 1 tbsp. honey
    • 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
    • 1 banana
    • 1 cup ice cubes

    Nutritional Information

    • Serving Size: 16 fl. oz.
    • Fat: 13g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
    • Cholesterol: 5mg
    • Sodium: 160mg
    • Carbohydrates: 56g
    • Fiber: 5g
    • Sugar: 40g
    • Protein: 12g

    Instructions

    1. Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide+ jar in order listed and secure lid.
    2. Select "Sauces" or blend on a Medium Low speed for 30 seconds.

    Notes



    16 comments


    • Jennifer

      Followed the recipe to a tee and loved it


    • BeeRanDee

      I made this with almond milk and used frozen bananas and added greek yogurt (so no ice) and flax seed meal.


    • Kathleen Duggan Calder

      sorry for typos broken arm


    • Tina

      I used one date instead of honey and a tablespoon of cocoa. Delicious!


    • Zachary Luicer

      Very yummy! I used 2 tbsp of peanut butter instead of 11⁄2 tbsp and substituted honey for agave syrup.


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