Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

You’re going to love this Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie. It’s packed with protein (no weird powder needed) and the perfect healthy treat or breakfast made with real ingredients.

There are a few combos you can’t go wrong with, and peanut butter, chocolate, and banana is one that will never get old!

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An Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

If you need an afternoon pick-me-up or even a lightened-up dessert, this easy peanut butter banana smoothie is absolute gold! With simple ingredients and the best creamy texture thanks to the banana, it’s sweet, peanut buttery, and filling without being too heavy. The use of Greek yogurt and optional collagen peptides adds a boost of protein, so yep, you could even have (or serve) this smoothie for breakfast! Chocolate and PB in the morning? Sign me up.

If you have a hard time getting little ones to eat “healthy” (i.e. fresh, green, or lean protein-filled foods), then this smoothie’s about to be your new bestie. It is SO good, and with only 5 necessary ingredients (plus 2 optional), it’s the easiest thing ever! Anytime I have bananas about to go bad, I like to chop them into about 1-inch pieces and stick them in a bag to freeze. They act as the “ice” in this smoothie, but won’t water it down like ice does. And banana adds an added element of sweetness and creaminess that is incredible. Satisfy that chocolate and peanut butter sweet tooth with this healthy smoothie!

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Is Peanut Butter in a Smoothie Good for You?

Yes! Peanut butter is a great source of protein, keeping you full for longer and giving your body a boost of energy to function well. Plus, it’s delicious!

What’s in this High Protein Smoothie?

There are just a few simple ingredients in my simple chocolate peanut butter smoothie!

Banana: I like using frozen, chopped up banana to act as the chilling element to the smoothie. Plus, banana is a natural sweetener!

Cocoa powder: Use 2 to 3 tablespoons depending how rich of a chocolate flavor you prefer. Cocoa powder is a pure form of chocolate without added sugar, which makes it a lighter option than milk chocolate.

Peanut butter: PB is a delicious, nutty addition to smoothies for added protein.

Greek yogurt: You can go with plain or vanilla Greek yogurt. It gives the smoothie a creamier texture and more protein power!

Milk: Milk acts as the liquid to blend the ingredients together into a drinkable consistency. You can use cow’s milk or almond, whichever you prefer!

Optional sweetener & protein powder: If you use plain yogurt, you may want to add honey or maple syrup to naturally sweeten the drink, plus a scoop of protein powder will up the protein element.

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How to Make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie:

Smoothies are too easy and yummy!

  1. Add everything to jar of blender; blend until smooth.
  2. Add more milk as needed.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Smoothie FAQs:

Can I Use Overripe Bananas in Smoothies?

Yes, as long as they’re not rotten! I do recommend freezing them first, though. Frozen bananas keep you from needing to use ice, which can water down the flavor in smoothies.

What Can I Add to My Smoothie to Thicken It?

If you’d like a thicker smoothie, use less milk than recommended. If you’ve already added too much milk, add extra banana or yogurt and blend again to thicken.

 

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smootie in two glasses with paper straws

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe


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

Description

This Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is packed with protein (no weird powder needed) and the perfect healthy treat or breakfast.


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Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 2 to 3 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)
  • 1 scoop of collage peptides for added protein, optional

Instructions

  1. Add everything to the jar of your blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Add more milk as needed to process until smooth.
  3. 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 it and see what you like!
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 1

Keywords: peanut butter banana smoothie, chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie, protein smoothie, healthy smoothie

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How many protein this contain

This was a good shake! I added a pinch of espresso powder to boost the chocolate flavor and a tablespoon of almond butter. It was very tasty, thank you!

Great article, thanks!

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

Very yummy! Will make again!

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

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

Do you have more protein smoothie recipes without protein powder?

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

Do you have any substitutes for the yogurt❓

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.

Could you make it without bananas? Possibly?

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

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

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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.