Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie - this sweet treat is like a full meal in a glass!
Sometimes you just need a great big, decadent smoothie. That is when you should reach for this recipe. Our peanut butter chocolate smoothie is so rich, so filling that you may only need a few sips to satisfy your craving.
Don’t worry though - there are actually a lot of healthy ingredients blended into this mix so you can enjoy this smoothie guilt free!
"you can enjoy this smoothie guilt free!"
The smoothie starts off with smooth peanut butter which is loaded with healthy fats and plant-based proteins. Then come the fiber rich bananas. Choose your favorite milk to blend into the recipe.
We like to use classic whole milk but almond milk or coconut milk would work well too. Next, we mix in thick, creamy Greek yogurt which gives the smoothie a nice tang. Some cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract to bring out the flavors are the last ingredients you need.
Blend everything together well and you will see why we call this a full meal in a glass! That thick smoothie will be calling your name!
We totally approve of this smoothie as a breakfast, lunch, snack or even as a healthy dessert. The natural chocolate taste and the sweet bananas are a classic combination that you can really never get tired of.
Keep some ripe bananas in your freezer at all times so you are always ready to make this smoothie!
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Here are the answers to a few of your top questions about Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie. If you still have questions, feel free to shoot us a message and we will respond ASAP!
How do you thicken smoothies?
There are two easy ways to thicken a smoothie. First, you can add ice to the smoothie which will make it instantly thicker and colder. However, as the ice melts, the smoothie can get a little watery. Ie is a great way to thicken smoothies when you plan on drinking them right away.
You can also thicken your smoothies with bananas. Bananas blend right into the smoothie, becoming creamy as they mix. Bananas will keep smoothies thick and also add a great flavor. Our peanut butter chocolate smoothie has ice and banana so it's super thick and rich!
How long should you blend a smoothie?
Blend your smoothie for at least 30 seconds. We prefer to blend for about a minute. This really ensures that all the ingredients are mixed together and as smooth as possible. Blending longer also "fluffs" the smoothie, adding air to the mix.
Are smoothies better with milk or water?
We love smoothies with milk. Milk adds additional flavor and creamy texture to smoothies. Dairy and non dairy milks all have nutritional benefits as well, helping make your smoothie healthy. Water is a fine substitute if you do not have milk on hand.
Is peanut butter shake good for weight loss?
Peanut butter shakes can be good for weight loss as they are very filling. A rich, dense peanut butter shake can act as a meal replacement and also keep you full for hours afterward. Enjoying a peanut butter shake for breakfast or lunch will keep you satiated until the next meal- goodbye all-day snacking!
Are peanut butter smoothies bad for you?
Some peanut butter smoothies have added sugar. Too much sugar in your diet can be a negative thing. Peanut butter smoothies also tend to have lots of fats. While the fat found in peanut butter can be healthy, you want to be aware of how much you are consuming.
How many calories are in chocolate Peanut Butter?
Chocolate peanut butter smoothies can be high in calories. A peanut butter cup smoothie can have up to 700 calories per serving. This will vary based on your recipe and how large your serving.
Does chocolate help your mood?
Dark chocolate contains an amino acid that helps your brain produce serotonin. Serotonin is a feel-good chemical that makes you feel happiness. Therefore, eating dark chocolate can help improve your mood!