6.7.2020

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Sip on a creamy, decadent peanut butter chocolate smoothie for a satisfying treat.

We’ve taken the classic well-loved flavors of chocolate and peanut butter and created a healthy, nutrient-rich blend. With just four simple ingredients, this recipe is the perfect wholesome breakfast or quick snack.

Plant-Based Health Benefits

This dessert-like drink has major health benefits. Let’s look at what makes this chocolate peanut butter smoothie so good for you.

Cacao powder : flavor

Cacao is grow on trees in Central and South America. A cacao bean is the same bean used in the production of chocolate, but before it’s roasted at high heat and processed. Made from ground cacao beans, it’s is high in the powerful antioxidant flavonoid. Likewise, it has protective effects on the nervous and cardiovascular systems. It’s also been shown to lower insulin resistance. Cacao is rich in iron, calcium and magnesium. One more reason to love cacao—once cacao is ingested, the body releases serotonin, a hormone that helps reduce stress and modulate your mood.

Bananas: sweetness

Bananas are used to naturally sweeten this smoothie. Bananas contain pectin and low-glycemic sugars, so they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. Additionally, they are high in potassium.An essential for proper muscle functioning. The recipe calls for frozen banana, which makes this chocolate smoothie extra creamy.

Oat milk: hydratioin

If you’re looking for a non-dairy milk that’s high in nutrients, try naturally sweet and mild oat milk. This plant-based milk is high in iron, calcium and magnesium, a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant.

Peanut Butter: protein

My love for peanut butter goes up and down. I love the taste, yet the concern for gut health has me a little but cautious. Yet everything in moderation, right? And there’s really nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate together.

I suggesting buying organic, non-sweetened natural peanut butter. I get mine at Costco since it’s priced well and meets all my criteria. Peanut butter is high in magnesium, B vitamins and protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing healthy muscle tissue. It also contains poly and mono-unsaturated fats, which are good for heart health.

If you struggle with gut issues or peanut allergies, feel free to swap with another nut butter like cashews, sunflower or almond. Customize to make this work for you!

How to make a peanut butter chocolate smoothie

It’s super easy to make a “good” chocolate smoothie, yet making it “good for you” takes a few simple tweaks. We use raw cacao to boost the antioxidants in the smoothie. Oat milk creates a thick smoothie and removes all dairy, which can cause eczema and digestive issues. The banana acts as a natural sweetener so you don’t need any refined sugars.

  1. Place banana, cacao, peanut butter and oat milk in a blender.
  2. Blend together until smooth and creamy. (Add extra oat milk if the smoothie is too thick.)
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

What kind of chocolate to use in a smoothie

This recipe calls for cacao powder, which you can find in natural food stores and in most grocery stores nowadays. I like to buy it at Trader Joes or Thrive Market to save some money. Raw cacao is a powder made from cold pressing unroasted beans (or nibs) which removes the cacao butter.

Additionally, some grocery stores in the baking aisle or health food section stock it there. If you can’t find cacao powder, substitute an equal amount of cocoa powder (Hershey’s has an option) in the smoothie.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and delicious breakfast or satisfying snack, this chocolate smoothie is the perfect healthy drink.

Hello, Chocolate Heaven

This Creamy Chocolate Smoothie is just the beginning of many plant-based treats we’ve whipped up over the years. Ready to add more healthy chocolate to your day? Here are a few of our best ever favorites:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Better than a milkshake! This plant-based peanut butter chocolate smoothie is so creamy and decadent, you'll think it's ice cream. Tastes like a peanut butter cup, but your body will thank you for enjoying this all-natural, no-sugar-added sweet treat.
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Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Servings: 1
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Jen Hansard

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until creamy.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.

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Notes

  • Peanut Butter allergy? No problem! Swap in almond butter or sunflower butter instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 1228mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 4mg
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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Preeti says:

    So I have a problem keeping nut butters in the house since I tend to eat too much of it so can I add whole nuts instead, or I can roast them first (please tell me how) to the Vitamix or any other suggestions. Thanks.

  2. Laura Perkins says:

    Delicious treat! Whipped this up as a dessert for my family and everyone loved it. Nice to make a dessert at home from healthy ingredients!

  3. HoneyBee says:

    I want to try this. What can I sub the banana with?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Not a fan of banana? Sub avocado and a few dates (for sweetness). 🙂

  4. Emichelle says:

    Yum! Thank you!!

  5. Erin says:

    Just made this for lunch, so good and filling! Added a scoop of collagen powder for some extra goodness.

  6. Shannon Robinson says:

    I love this dessert smoothie so much

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Isn’t it delicious? Pour it into popsicle molds and freeze it… guilt-free fudgesicle! 😀

  7. Dawn says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe how delicious this is! I used oat milk. It tastes like a fudgesicle so I’m seeing how it freezes! Thank you for the indulgence!

  8. Rebecca B says:

    can you replace milk with water? ( we just ran out of milk..) thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Rebecca, you can def sub water for milk in any smoothie. This one may not be as creamy without milk but it will still taste delicious. 🙂

  9. Anita says:

    I love everything peanut butter

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      This one is def a great one! I can’t say no to the chocolate / peanut butter combo. 😀

  10. Lindsay says:

    Love this recipe to replace a meal. I use unsweetened and sweetened almond milk and fresh almond butter!

  11. Jessica says:

    Definitely adding this smoothie to my dessert rotation!

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