Made with almond milk, powdered peanut butter, frozen banana for thickness and creaminess, and chocolate protein powder, this chocolate peanut butter smoothie seriously tastes like a frozen peanut butter cup milkshake. The more banana, the better because it makes the smoothie so thick and delicious.
I’ve always loved the chocolate + peanut butter combo. At the end of every night of trick-or-treating growing up, I’d trade my Snickers, Kit Kats, Milky Ways, Crunch Bars, and Baby Ruths for as many Reese’s cups as I could get my hands on. Not to mention Whoppers and Raisinets– those were the first to go. 10 Whoppers for 1 Reese’s cup? Deal!
These days, though, nothing beats a dark chocolate peanut butter cup. And not surprisingly, most of my favorite ice cream flavors include chocolate and peanut butter, like classic moose tracks or Ben & Jerry’s Tonight Dough.
While I’m still the ice cream fanatic I’ve always been, I love having a healthy way to indulge my deepest chocolate & peanut butter cravings, too, in the form of a thick and creamy chocolate peanut butter cup protein smoothie.
It’s SO good and I’m so happy whenever I take the time to make it in my dorm room.
I usually drink this chocolate peanut butter smoothie first thing after I run in the morning and I feel like I’m drinking a milkshake for breakfast. Or sometimes, when I’m running low on groceries, I’ll make it for dinner.
Cheers to milkshakes for breakfast and dinner!
If you try out this chocolate peanut butter smoothie, feel free to let me know in a comment or take a picture and tag me @livbane on Instagram. Hope you enjoy!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Optional: 1 large handful spinach leaves
- 1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder
- 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter or peanut flour
- 1 large slightly ripe banana, cubed and frozen
- Add all ingredients to blender and mix on high speed until blended. Serve immediately.
Nutrition info: 275 calories, 6g fat, 0g saturated fat, 39g carbs, 8g fiber, 23g sugar, 16g protein
So tell me…
What were your least-favorite Halloween candies growing up?
What’s your favorite way to indulge your chocolate and/or peanut butter cravings?
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