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.

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

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.

Tips and Tricks for making Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie:

  • 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!

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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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Give this smoothie a try! You’ll love it.

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29 Responses
    1. KUDOS momma, I have been making one just like this one for my morning to keep up with my 17 mo.
      Here is my version and it keeps me full for my whole mornings =3
      1/2 C oats
      1 C milk
      1 frozen Banana
      2 TBS peanut butter
      1 TBS Cocoa powder
      1 tsp vanilla extract
      1 C leafy greens (optional)
      1 C berries (optional)

  1. margie

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

    1. I’m so sorry your living the cancer nightmare right now. You would do well to look into almond and coconut milks! Both are great protein packed non-dairy options. And if you shop at a Whole Foods store or the like you can even find yogurts made from coconut milk that are really good. Those are my favorite dairy replacements that are still healthy and “real” food. I hope that helps and good luck on your journey friend. I just lost my Auntie this week to Leukemia and so this cancer business is close to my heart this week.

    1. Melissa

      You could try a non-dairy yogurt but I don’t know much about the protein content. A cashew cream of sorts might also work!

    2. 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.

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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.

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