Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

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Perfect breakfast smoothie packed with chocolate goodness!

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes a smoothie even the youngest member of the family will devour. Cocoa powder and peanut butter are crowd-pleasers, while banana and Greek yogurt add potassium and protein to this sweet, satisfying, and nutritious smoothie.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Very few can resist the powerful combination of chocolate and peanut butter and this recipe captures them both in a smoothie worthy of your tastebuds.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 3 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter optional, organic Powdered Peanut Butter which is much lower in fat & calories than regular peanut butter
  • 1 cup low-fat milk optional, almond or soy milk
  • 1 banana frozen, pre-sliced
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain, fat-free
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar honey is optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ice as needed

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice according to desired thickness.

Notes

*calculated with natural peanut butter and coconut palm sugar

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 57mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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36 Comments

  1. did you mix your powdered peanut butter as directed or just put the powdered PB in. I want to try this and I think I can do the PB unmixed with water but want to make sure.

    1. I am on a "clean" program – no bananas, peanuts or dairy. I just subbed a few ingredients and it was delish – avocado would also work great, but wanted to save that for my afternoon snack ;):
      2 tablespoons cocoa powder
      3 tablespoons raw almond butter
      1 tablespoon Chia seeds – a great thickener and source of fiber
      1 cup unsweetened almond milk
      1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
      I packet Stevia

  2. I have no idea what coconut palm sugar is, and I haven't found anything like that in any grocery store in my city. Would regular sugar be fine?

    1. You can order unrefined sweeteners from amazon for delivery. http://astore.amazon.com/skims01-20/detail/B002UG… We like coconut palm sugar because it's less processed and it's lower on the glycemic index, meaning it won't spike your blood sugar. Real maple syrup is a good alternative or even honey. Of course you can regular table sugar if desired. 10 Alternatives to Refined Sugar: https://skinnyms.com/10-alternatives-to-refined-su… Health Benefits of Honey: https://skinnyms.com/amazing-honey-bees-the-benefi

    2. You can order unrefined sweeteners from amazon for delivery. http://astore.amazon.com/skims01-20/detail/B002UG… We like coconut palm sugar because it's less processed and it's lower on the glycemic index, meaning it won't spike your blood sugar. Real maple syrup is a good alternative or even honey. Of course you can regular table sugar if desired. 10 Alternatives to Refined Sugar: https://skinnyms.com/10-alternatives-to-refined-su… Health Benefits of Honey: https://skinnyms.com/amazing-honey-bees-the-benefi

    3. You can order unrefined sweeteners from amazon for delivery. http://astore.amazon.com/skims01-20/detail/B002UG… We like coconut palm sugar because it's less processed and it's lower on the glycemic index, meaning it won't spike your blood sugar. Real maple syrup is a good alternative or even honey. Of course you can regular table sugar if desired. 10 Alternatives to Refined Sugar: https://skinnyms.com/10-alternatives-to-refined-su… Health Benefits of Honey: https://skinnyms.com/amazing-honey-bees-the-benefi

    4. You can order unrefined sweeteners from amazon for delivery. http://astore.amazon.com/skims01-20/detail/B002UG… We like coconut palm sugar because it's less processed and it's lower on the glycemic index, meaning it won't spike your blood sugar. Real maple syrup is a good alternative or even honey. Of course you can regular table sugar if desired. 10 Alternatives to Refined Sugar: https://skinnyms.com/10-alternatives-to-refined-su… Health Benefits of Honey: https://skinnyms.com/amazing-honey-bees-the-benefi

  3. We've been making this at our house for a long time. The kids love it. I have to say though, the PB and milk together have enough protein that you really don't need the Greek yogurt, and without the greek yogurt, you don't even need the extra sugar. Natural or not, I avoid adding sweeteners whenever possible.

    1. The calories are the same. We recommend coconut palm sugar because we like that it has been shown to keep your blood sugar from spiking, but you could certainly use honey or maple syrup.

  4. I am always looking for new combinations of protein smoothies because they provide a nice kick of energy to keep me going in the morning or post workout. Thanks for sharing!

  5. My grandson will love this smoothie! Now I wish you would add a category for health school box lunches. The lunches at his school are not good at all, and most days he won't eat what is served so he comes home so hungry that he is cranky. This year we are going to make his lunch on the days that they don't have a lunch that he will eat. But I need help keeping it interesting and not sending the same old sandwich every day.

  6. Hi! This smoothie is SO good! I had it this morning with a few replacements that brought the calorie count down significantly: 3 tablespoons of PB2 (dry, unmixed with water), 1 cup silk original unsweetened almond milk, 2 tablespoons of local honey, and lots of ice. It's really really cool! Tastes like a peanut butter and banana sandwich, add chocolate – YUMMM. Brings the calorie count down to about 147 per serving (makes 3 servings).

    Thanks Skinny Ms for a delicious breakfast!!

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