This Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is a healthy way to satisfy the sweet tooth, and needs just 4 ingredients! No sugar and no dairy needed, it’s so thick and creamy!
We are a family of smoothie lovers here.
They are quick, delicious, nutritious, and easy to customize. While we have a few regular flavors on hand, we love to recreate them to taste like our favorite desserts. This chocolate peanut butter smoothie ticks all the boxes!
Table of Contents
- Why you’ll love this healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe
- Ingredients needed
- Ingredient substitution
- Ingredient substitution
- How do you make a healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie
- Tips to make the best recipe
- Storing and freezing instructions
- Recommended tools to make this recipe
- More smoothie recipes to try
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (Recipe Card)
Why you’ll love this healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe
- It tastes like dessert. If you love milkshakes or thick shakes, this is the kind of smoothie that will make you swoon.
- Just 4 ingredients. Banana, cocoa powder, peanut butter and milk.
- No added sugar. By adding a banana in the mix, it sweetens the smoothie up beautifully so you won’t need to add any sugar or sweeteners!
- Ready in seconds. Just like with our carrot smoothie, this recipe takes less than a minute to make.
What we love about this recipe is how perfect it tastes and feels- The texture is extra thick, rich, and creamy. It’s sweet and has a delicious balance of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate!
You’ll love the short and simple ingredient list. In fact, you’ve probably got everything in your pantry or cupboard as we speak. Here is what you’ll need:
- Milk of choice– I used unsweetened almond milk, but coconut milk, whole milk, or even soy milk all work.
- Banana– Fresh or frozen bananas. I prefer using a frozen banana, as it yields a much thicker and creamier smoothie.
Not a fan of bananas? Frozen cauliflower, mango, or pineapple can be substituted instead.
- Peanut butter– Either crunchy or smooth peanut butter works. Aim to choose one that has no added sugar in them.
Not a fan of peanuts? Use any nut butter you like! Almond, cashew, and walnut butter are all fantastic options.
- Cocoa powder– Dutch processed and unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Ice– Optional, but only add ice if you prefer an extra thick smoothie.
How do you make a healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie
Start by adding all your ingredients, except for the ice, into a high speed blender. Blend until combined and thick. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add the ice and blend once more.
Now, pour into two glasses and serve immediately.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Add sweetness. This smoothie is not overly sweet, relying on the banana for sweetness. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar.
- Make it nut free. Swap out the peanut butter for tahini or sunflower seed butter.
- Add healthy fats. Hemp seeds, chia seeds, and raw nuts are all great additions.
- Add protein. Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and protein powder can add extra staying powder, while also making the smoothie extra creamy.
- Use different fruit. Feel free to add any other fruits to the smoothie, like berries, mango, or pineapple.
Storing and freezing instructions
- To store: Smoothies can be stored in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days. Be sure to whisk it well before serving.
- To freeze: Place the smoothie in ice cube trays or an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, simply place the frozen portions into a blender and blend until thick and smooth.
Recommended tools to make this recipe
- High speed blender. Everyone needs a high quality blender that can break down even the most stubborn of foods.
- Food processor. Did you know smoothies can be made in this gadget too?
More smoothie recipes to try
- Strawberry smoothie
- Avocado smoothie
- Peanut butter smoothie
- Almond butter smoothie
- Oat milk smoothie
- Or for something different, try ginger shots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frozen bananas help keep the smoothies thick and creamy. However, room temperature or refrigerated ones work just as well.
No, when made with wholesome ingredients and without adding extra sugar or fat, a chocolate peanut butter smoothie has around 250 calories.
When made with non-dairy milk, this smoothie is suitable for vegans.
Yes this recipe is suitable for celiacs as it does not contain any ingredients derived from gluten.
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- In a high speed blender, add all your ingredients, except for the ice. Blend until combined. For a thicker smoothie, add ice and blend once more.
- Transfer the smoothie into two glasses and serve immediately.
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