Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed)

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed) perfect healthy treat made with real ingredients.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed) perfect healthy treat made with real ingredients. 

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Happy February friends!

I thought we’d start off Love Month with something sweet and a little indulgent (but still totally healthy). Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed) is just the recipe for today. I tend to get in smoothie ruts. I make a lot of green smoothies for me and a lot of traditional fruit smoothies for the kids, but I don’t branch out much past that. I’ve seen plenty of recipes for chocolate and/or peanut butter smoothies and so I thought it high time to give some a try. After a week or so of “testing,” I came up with a chocolate peanut butter smoothie that is packed with protein, naturally sweet, and tastes a whole lot like dessert. It was delicious!

It’s a step out of the box and tastes awesome. The leftovers also make the most delicious popsicles. My kids have been eating them as fast as I can get them frozen.

What is the best way to freeze bananas?

How can I increase my protein intake?

  • There are lots of simple ways to add more protein to your diet without any extra protein powders. Some favorite ways are snacking on cottage cheese or string cheese, eating eggs for breakfast or hard boiled eggs for a snack and Greek yogurt contains more protein so that it a good option as well.

What is the best time to eat a protein shake?

  • Most people, especially woman, are deficient in their protein intake. So anytime you can add protein to your diet is a good time. I like to eat a protein shake for breakfast or I drink one right after I workout. But sometimes I need a healthy treat after dinner and whip one of these up. You need protein in order for your muscles to repair and grow.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed)

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed)


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie (no weird powder needed) perfect healthy treat made with real ingredients.


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Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced and then frozen
  • 23 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I like the Dutch Processed kind)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener (honey or maple syrup) optional
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk (almond or cow’s milk both work well)

Instructions

  1. Add everything to the jar of your Blendtec and blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed to process until smooth. Enjoy right away.

Notes

If you are using vanilla Greek yogurt it already comes sweetened, so you probably won’t need to add the additional honey or maple syrup.

I like the full 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder but my kids prefer 2 tablespoons. Try is and see what you like!

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 1

Keywords: smoothie, chocolate, protein, healthy

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Em
Em

How do you come up with the nutritional info? I am diabetic and if I put that one serve of this smoothie was 80grams of carbs, I would be dead from too much insulin. It’s more like 20grams of carb

Alyssa
Alyssa

Very yummy! Will make again!

Dorothy Hiserote

How about with fiber? What do you do if you don”t like poowder at all?

nextbestreview

Hi, This recipe looks, sounds yummy. I always love to make something new. I think I am going in to make this.

Jane G
Jane G

Do you have more protein smoothie recipes without protein powder?

Dede

Could this be made, frozen, and then thawed the next day?

Lilly
Lilly

Do you have any substitutes for the yogurt❓

sarah
sarah

plain greek yogurt actually makes this taste super sour and kinda gross, so if it’s flavor over protein content you’re going for, try the vanilla or chocolate silk brand yogurt.

Maddy
Maddy

Could you make it without bananas? Possibly?

Dale Morrison

what is the nutritional value of this shake? I would love to stop taking the protein mixes. thanks.

Sam
Sam

Thank you for sharing! Have you ever tried adding brewed or instant coffee?

heathercherrie
heathercherrie

Do you know the cal/sugar/fat/protein count for this?

Amy
Amy

Do you Have the nutritional information for this!

margie
margie

I am looking for smoothie not using dairy products. My husband is going thru chemotherapy and look for high protein smoothies.

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.