This deliciously decadent creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie tastes like a peanut butter cup but you can have it as part of breakfast! Made with only 5 staple ingredients and easy to customize with tons of nutritious and healthy options!
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This recipe is actually inspired by my younger brother. He LOVES peanut butter cups but HATES veggies. Hence, older sis here trying to sneak some veggies in hoping to get some into his system! 🙃
Summer is when I cook WAY less on the stove top and move to mainly smoothies, salads, and cooking out on the grill with a summer sip in hand. Which makes this chocolate peanut butter smoothie the BEST when you want something cold, sweet, AND sneak some veggies and I SWEAR you can't taste it!
5 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
This legit tastes like a Wendy's Frosty and a peanut butter cup smoothie had a love child and came out as this amazing too good to be true healthy banana smoothie. You will think you are eating ice cream! Here's what you need to make it:
- Almond or Oat Milk - I think either one works in this smoothie and I use them interchangeably to whatever I have on hand!
- Banana - I love using frozen ripe bananas. It lends it's natural sweetness to this smoothie recipe!
- Cocoa Powder - I love using organic cocoa powder - it's where ALL the chocolate-y-ness comes from!
- Peanut Butter - It HAS to be salted and natural with no added sugar. TRUST me. The natural salted peanut butter (I use the one from Trader Joe's) brings out the sweetness with the salt and it's just.... just do it k?
- Spinach - Yup. There is a whole handful of spinach in this smoothie. So does this technically a green smoothie? 🧐
How to make the creamiest chocolate peanut butter smoothie
With the following tips and tricks you will have the BEST and creamiest chocolate banana smoothie EVER. Like seriously.
I recommend only using frozen fruit. This keeps the consistency nice and thick/creamy.
Add the milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter, spinach, and any other nutrient boosters you like!
Blend on HIGH!
Sweeten to taste. I like it as is, but if it's not as sweet as you would like add some maple syrup or honey as natural sweeteners.
Pro Tip: Throw ripe to REALLY ripe bananas into a freezer safe bag for smoothies! I do this ALL the time. When I forget to use the bananas wasting away on the counter I will peel, break them in half, and toss in a freezer safe bag! EASY. But if you need an idea on what to make with really ripe bananas here I ALWAYS make this oatmeal.
And guess what? That's your two breakfasts for this weeks meal plan for you! MWF make this smoothie + protein, TT make this oatmeal! DONE.
Some Easy Swaps
- Choose your milk- I personally use unsweetend almond milk here for it's neutral taste, coconut milk is fantastic for an added subtle sweet taste, or regular milk will add a little protein boost!
- Swap nut butters - Have a peanut allergy? Don't click away! You can easily swap for whatever nut butter you like? Allergic to tree nuts in general? Use sun butter or tahini!
Let's add some smoothie boosts!
I LOVE adding nutrient dense boosters to my smoothies! I feel like it contributes to my daily commitment to myself and my wellness goals and it's such an easy CHECK to mark next to my to do list!
- Collagen - Not only is this a major protein boost, but it's oh so good for your skin and nails! Here is the one I personally use and love!
- Bee Pollen - I found a local source for our bee pollen and I am loving the benefits from anti-inflammatory properties to speeds healing to reducing stress! And I know my anxious butt needs all the help she can get! 😅
- Chia Seeds - Again, the more diversity of plants you can get into your day the better. This is a plant. You are welcome and also adds fiber and protein too!
- Turmeric - Always a great idea. HELLO anti-inflammation!
The best smoothie tools
Make it ahead to have grab and go smoothies!
Just throw all the ingredients (minus the milk) into the freezer bag, label it, and toss it in the freezer for later. When you are ready to use, simply pour 1 cup of milk into a blender and dump the contents of the bag then blend!