This chocolate peanut butter smoothie seriously tastes like a frozen peanut butter cup milkshake! The ingredients are just almond milk, powdered peanut butter, frozen banana for thickness and creaminess, and chocolate protein powder. The more frozen bananas, the better because they make 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.
Other chocolate peanut butter recipes you may love:
DIY Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bites
Mmmm girl this is actually my favorite smoothie combo of ALL time! i always make mine with choc (or vanilla and add cocoa powder) protein, PB2, a few frozen bananas, and unsweetened almond/cashew milk! It really makes the creamiest smoothie that feels like a treat!!
Also leasy favorite halloween candy were whoppers! always had to trade those! ha!
I’m sure someone out there loves Whoppers but I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who does!
Mmm, ours sound really similar! So good!
I am not much of a banana or avocado fan. Anything other suggestions for substitutes to make it creamy. Is there much banana flavor?
Carol Eiseman says
Wish I had one now for breakfast.
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says
I love the addition of spinach in here! Nothing like a peanut butter cup in a glass! 🙂
And since the smoothie’s already a lovely shade of brown, there’s no worries about the spinach turning the smoothie an off-putting color like spinach sometimes tends to do! 🙂
I use frozen spinach in about half my smoothies. You get used to drinking something that looks as though the Swamp Thing lives in it. Frozen spinach in a smoothie is good for the same reason it’s hopeless everywhere else: it’s essentially tasteless. Some other frozen items I use in smoothies that not only thicken things up but actually taste like something: blueberries, pumpkin (the canned puree, not the pumpkin pie stuff) and mixed fruit. Frozen bananas are tasty but too fattening when you’re seriously restricting calories.
Chocolate peanut butter smoothies are one of my favorite breakfasts! I’ll have to be on the lookout for that brand. I actually just used up the last of my dairy-free chocolate protein powder.
I know it’s sold at Target! Definitely give it a try if you get a chance 🙂
Diana @ Live Lean Eat Green says
Hands down the best flavor combination ever! I indulged every single night with a chocolate peanut butter cup from Trader Joe’s mmmm!
I LOVE those!
Byron Eiseman says
We will have to try this shake. Sounds so healthy.
You’ll have to let me know what you think if you give it a try 🙂
rachel @ athletic avocado says
Chocolate and PB everything is my FAV! need to try Olly’s protein powder, that sounds right up my alley:)
It’s great! Definitely give it a try if you get a chance 🙂
This sounds so good! Is this protein powder plant based? I’ve never heard of the brand before! Chocolate and pb is my fave combo though 😉
Yep, this protein powder is plant-based! OLLY’s smoothie powders are new so that may be why you haven’t heard of them yet 🙂
Kristy from Southern In Law says
Chocolate and peanut butter is always a favourite combination of mine! <3 Halloween isn't really a big deal here, however, we still went trick or treating when we were little and the WORST candy we would get were these coffee flavoured hard candies that we'd always get from the old lebanese and italian ladies in our street. Now? I LOVE them 😛
Glad you still got to go trick-or-treating! So much fun 🙂
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
Oooh this is one of my favorite smoothie (and food in general) combos! And haha I’m kind of a candy garbage disposal. Soooo there aren’t many I’d get rid of. Do I prefer chocolate to fruity candy? Well, yeah, and especially now I like 90% dark chocolate over anything, but I still probably won’t turn away sweet stuff. Dots and Whoppers were my least favorites, though. OH. And I used to hate coconut, so Mounds/Almond Joy were out, but I now adore coconut. 🙂
I’m with you on 90% dark chocolate! And I used to feel so-so about coconut but LOVE it now!
I’m an equal opportunist when it comes to Halloween candy. I sort of kind of just love all candy 😉
BUT peanut butter & chocolate is of course the all time favorite!! This smoothie sounds amazing girlie!
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says
Making this right now!! I have been craving chocolate since dinner and THIS is perfect to enjoy 🙂
Mmm yay hope you love it!
Alicia | Fresh Baby Gear says
What kind of peanut butter do you use? My all natural peanut butter(Kroger brand) has 16 grams of fat.
Hi Alicia! I use peanut butter powder in my smoothies since I can’t tell the difference in smoothies and that has a lot less fat and calories!
Sarah @ BucketListTummy says
Chocolate and PB is the best combo! Especially when frozen 🙂
Have you ever frozen PB cups?!? SO GOOD!
Miss Polkadot says
That looks like a fabulously creamy shake and well, peanut butter and chocolate are the most delicious pairing out there.
We don’t have Halloween candy over here but in general any kind of gummy candy is my least favourite.
I agree on both accounts- chocolate & pb beats gummy candy for me any day!
These Chocolate peanut butter cup protein smoothie is something that is best for my kids. They are just obnoxious when it comes to drinking milk.
So glad your kids love this smoothie recipe, Sarah!
Can you use real peanut butter instead of the powder ?