Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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This chocolate peanut butter banana 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!

chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie.

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 and banana one ticks all the boxes! 

Why you’ll love this 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. Seriously, 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 a delicious balance of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate!

Ingredients needed

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 any milk of choice can be used. 
  • Banana– Fresh or frozen bananas. I prefer using a frozen banana, as it yields a much thicker and creamier smoothie. 
  • Peanut butter– Either crunchy or smooth peanut butter works. Aim to choose one that has no added sugar in them. 
  • 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 chocolate banana 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. 

chocolate banana smoothie.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • 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 or sugar free syrup.
  • If you want to make this without peanut butter, you can use another nut or seed butter, like almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
  • Feel free to add any other fruits to the smoothie, like berries, mango, or pineapple. 
  • For an even more filling breakfast or snack, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. 

Storing and freezing instructions

  • To store: Smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days. Be sure to whisk it well before serving. 
  • To freeze: Place the smoothie in ice cube trays or a shallow 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. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is banana and chocolate a good combination?

Like peanut butter and chocolate, adding a banana to it is a fantastic combination. It balances out the richness with some sweetness (like in chocolate chip banana bread).

Is drinking a banana smoothie healthy?

Banana smoothies are fantastic to include as part of a weight loss or healthy diet. They keep you satisfied and full, thanks to the added fiber and slow releasing carbs.

Do I need to use a frozen banana?

Frozen bananas help keep the smoothies thick and creamy. However, room temperature or refrigerated ones work just as well.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie | 4 Ingredients

5 from 60 votes
This chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie is thick, rich, creamy, and needs just 4 ingredients! No dairy needed, it's a secretly healthy breakfast or snack!
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 1 min
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 3 mins

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

TO STORE: Smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days. Be sure to whisk it well before serving. 
TO FREEZE: Place the smoothie in ice cube trays or a shallow 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. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSodium: 244mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 5gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 170mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 17g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is seriously so good! I always overthink smoothies, end up adding too many things, and end up angry drinking them in disgust. Not this one!! Who knew a few simple ingredients could make such a delicious post workout smoothie. It tastes like a chocolate milkshake!