Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

When it comes to healthy smoothie recipes, my favorites to make are a coconut milk smoothie, green smoothie, and this chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie. 

Over the past few months, my sweet tooth has been more prominant than usual. I blame it on my increased work schedule, but it tends to come into full force after dinner. The first few times, I thought a simple brownie or cookie will suffice, but that has not been the case and I’ve had to find healthier options.

Smoothies have always been my go-to when I want something sweet but still wanting to be healthy. As my desserts tend to incorporate chocolate and peanut butter in some form (I’m looking at you, peanut butter cups), I wanted my smoothie to have those flavors. Add some banana for natural sweetness and we have a winner!

I’ve been meaning to share my go-to chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie recipe for quite some time. It’s so versatile, I have it for breakfast, in between meals, or when I want something cool and creamy for dessert. It takes seconds to make and needs just 4 ingredients!

No sugar and no dairy are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is extra thick, rich, and creamy. It’s sweet and a delicious balance of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate!

My sweet tooth has been a little bit rampant recently but it’s been tamed with this smoothie- I can’t believe it is actually healthy!

How do you make a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie?

The Ingredients

  • 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. 

The Instructions

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. 

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Tips to make the best chocolate banana smoothie

  • 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 chocolate pb banana smoothie

  • 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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chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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!
5 from 17 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Arman

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: 1serving | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 17g
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