What goes together better than peanut butter and chocolate? This smoothie is so delicious and sweet you’ll think you’re drinking a milkshake, but it’s infinitely healthier than ice cream would be. It is also an excellent introduction to smoothies; if you haven’t sold yourself on switching to smoothies for breakfast, giving yourself something this decadent can be a great incentive.
- 1 banana frozen and chunked
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbps cocoa powder
- Almond milk to fill
The banana gives it creaminess and some sweetness. The peanut butter is a core to a PB/Chocolate flavor profile, but you can swap it for a cashew butter, almond butter, or another nut butter if you prefer. Cocoa powder is a rich chocolate addition, without the unhealthy parts of real chocolate (the sugar and cocoa butter parts, that is). The vanilla extract adds a richness you won’t get otherwise, but be careful not to overdo it.
This is another smoothie recipe where you can easily add a handful of greens, and they’ll be completely masked by the flavor of the nut butter and chocolate. Give it a try!!