Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

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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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

*calculated with natural peanut butter and coconut palm sugar Yields: 3 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 214 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 5 | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Sodium: 57 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 10 g | Protein: 10 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


  • 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 frozen banana, pre-sliced
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, fat-free
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar, honey is optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ice as needed


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


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36 Comments on "Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie"

  1. Skinny Ms.  February 23, 2013

    Just added!

  2. Skinny Ms.  February 23, 2013

    Whoops! Added now.

  3. linda  February 23, 2013

    It says it's 116 and has all the nutritional information right above the recipe

  4. Skinny Ms.  February 24, 2013

    Elizabeth, It’s been added.

  5. Kiym  March 1, 2013

    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.

    • Skinny Ms.  March 1, 2013

      Kiym, Just add the powder directly in with the other ingredients. Enjoy! 🙂

    • SkinnyMs  March 6, 2014

      You can add it unmixed.

  6. moriah  March 14, 2013

    this sounds yummy, but i can't do bananas…what can that be replaced with and still work?

    • Skinny Ms.  March 15, 2013

      Moriah, Mango, Avocado, pear, apple…just about any fruit that will make it creamy.

    • Lola  July 30, 2013

      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

  7. stacy  April 11, 2013

    this was good but next time 1 tablespoon of cocoa for me

  8. angie  May 19, 2013

    are there any almond nut powders out there? cant have peanut butter thanks!

    • Skinny Ms.  May 19, 2013

      Angie, There’s almond meal but you can also use almond butter.

  9. Cortney  June 8, 2013

    Any suggestions for an alternative for the greek yogurt to make it vegan?

    • Skinny Ms.  June 9, 2013

      Cortney, If I’m out of Greek yogurt, I sub with avocado. YUM!

    • Lola  July 30, 2013

      Try Chia seeds, they are a great thickener!

  10. Skinny Ms.  June 16, 2013

    I should be 3 servings at 1 cup each. Just updated, to reflect…thanks!

  11. Leigh Webb  July 6, 2013

    Decided to try this out after my workout today…drinking it now actually. It's very good!

  12. Star Bright  July 21, 2013

    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?

  13. Skinny Ms.  July 30, 2013

    Jackie, 116 calories for one cup. The recipe makes 3 (one cup) servings.

  14. TBL  September 19, 2013

    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.

    • Skinny Ms.  September 20, 2013

      Thanks so much for the feedback. 🙂

  15. SkinnyMs  February 27, 2014

    Real peanut butter.

  16. Ginger sweig  March 14, 2014

    Will try with raw honey or real maple syrup but will the amount be the same as coconut palm sugar?

    • SkinnyMs  March 16, 2014

      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.

  17. Kerri  March 17, 2014

    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!

  18. Charlene Jansen  August 7, 2014

    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.

  19. amphibianfriendly  September 10, 2015

    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!!

  20. Catherine Estes  December 28, 2016

    Added 2 cups of spinach; worked well


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