Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Are you looking for a healthy alternative to milkshakes? Are you craving the decadent chocolate flavour but don’t want added calories and artificial sugar? This is the perfect recipe for you!

Made with 100% real food ingredients, this recipe satisfies all your chocolate cravings without feeling guilty. It’s easy to make, healthy and tastes absolutely delicious.

Vegan milk: My favourite plant-based milk to use is unsweetened vanilla almond milk or soy milk, however, you can use any non-dairy milk of your choice. Plant-based milk such as soy or almond milk is still high in protein but has fewer calories than cow’s milk.

Peanut Butter: Natural, unsalted peanut butter is my go-to. Any nut butter you have in your fridge or cupboard will work just as good.

Frozen Bananas: Frozen bananas will add just the right amount of natural sugar to this smoothie. If you don’t have frozen bananas, you can use fresh bananas and add extra ice. Bananas will help thicken the smoothie and give a similar consistency to milkshakes.

Pure Maple Syrup: If you’re using unsweetened vegan milk, you may want add a natural sweetener. A drizzle of honey, maple syrup or agave blends in perfectly. This recipe calls for maple syrup but use any natural sweetener you have on hand and adjust to your desired taste.

Protein Powder: I like to add a tablespoon or more of protein powder just to thicken my shakes and also add extra protein to keep me full longer. I only had vanilla whey protein powder on hand, so I used a little bit so it doesn’t override any other flavour. If you have unflavoured protein powder or chocolate-flavoured protein powder, then definitely use that.

Chocolate: You can use unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder.

What’s the difference between cacao powder and cocoa powder?

The cacao tree is native to South America. Its seeds are used in making cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate. To make cacao powder, its beans are processed at low temperatures and are considered raw. It tastes more bitter than cocoa powder but offers more nutrients and is considered more organic. It’s also an excellent source of fibre, iron, potassium, protein, and magnesium.

Cocoa powder, on the other hand, is created when the beans are processed at a much higher temperature. To create cocoa powder, processors apply very high temperatures to the cacao beans, which produces a smooth, sweeter flavour. Because of the high temperatures during processing, the cocoa powder loses some of its nutritional value. Cocoa powder without added sugar is still high in nutrition and is a more affordable option.

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

The most delicious, healthy smoothie, made with real food ingredients that you will 100% love.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • High-powdered blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp protein powder whey or plant-based
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or any plant-based milk
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions
 

  • Starting with the milk, add the remaining ingredients into a high-powdered blender and blend until smooth
  • Add real whipped cream, ground cinnamon, banana, or any of your favourite toppings
  • Serve

Notes

By adding the milk in the blender first, it helps prevent any additional ingredients like peanut butter from sticking to the bottom. 
Keyword bananachocolatesmoothie, breakfastsmoothie, falldrinks, healthysmoothie, organicsmoothie, realfood

Mmm, mmm, mmm… soooo good!   

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