This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is creamy, delicious and super easy. Using only 4 ingredients, it is sure to become one of your snack and lunchtime favorites!
This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is an absolute staple around here. We always have the ingredients on hand to make them and they’re so delicious! They are undoubtedly the number one thing my kids request for me to make for them.
Yesterday was one of those rare winter days where the sun was shining and it was actually warm. The kids came running inside the house with sweaty faces and rushed to shed some layers before they headed back out to play.
Now, because my children are extremely predictable, I knew they were going to come back in the house ready to eat. And I was absolutely right about that!
One of our favorite lunches is smoothies and popcorn. It is the perfect sweet and salty combo, plus it is super filling and super easy.
Why Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies?
Chocolate peanut butter smoothies are delicious! The ingredients in this smoothie are simple and healthy, yet it feels like a treat.
When to drink Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies?
These smoothies are perfect for lunches, snacks, and even dessert! We tend to like warm or savory breakfasts around here, but I definitely think this smoothie would make an awesome breakfast as well!
Can I double the recipe?
Yes! This recipe is super easy to double, triple or quadruple, depending on how many people you are trying to serve.
Ingredients in Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
We are dairy lovers and usually make our smoothies with whole cow’s milk. Any milk your family prefers will work well in this recipe. I would be careful for added sugars in your milk, as that may effect your final flavor.
We get this cacao powder from azure standard. Cacao powder is less processed than regular cocoa powder and is great to use in smoothies.
Our favorite peanut butter is the Simply Nature Creamy Peanut Butter from ALDI. It is non-gmo, organic, and the only ingredients in it are peanuts and salt. I love that there isn’t any added sugar. It is very affordable as well!
Bananas make a smoothie, if you ask me. I prefer to use frozen bananas in my smoothies.
To make sure I always have frozen bananas on hand, about once a month I buy 4-6 bunches of them. I then bring them home and allow them all to get overripe.
Once they are very soft and spotted (or completely brown, ha!) I will have my kids peel them and put them in a gallon sized ziplock bag or two. We just throw them in the freezer and we are always smoothie ready!
Supplies to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies
We love to drink smoothies out of mason jars. Everything tastes better in mason jars!
Or at least mason jars look cute and that makes me happy. Definitely could be that.
We also love to serve these chocolate peanut butter smoothies with popcorn or along with a snacky lunch of deli meats and veggies.
Additional Mix-ins for smoothies
There are a few other things we like to add into smoothies when we have them on hand or if we are trying to bulk up the smoothie to hold us over for a little longer.
Some of these things will effect flavor and texture, so keep that in mind when you are adding in other ingredients.
Other things we like to add in to smoothies:
- chocolate chips
- milk kefir
- cottage cheese
Other Smoothie tips
If you like a thinner smoothie, add more milk. Likewise, if you like a thick smoothie (ahem, my children) reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe.
Smoothies are best served immediately. If you let them sit for too long or try to save them in the refrigerator for later they get melty and are not as good. Trust me. Drink them right away!
If don’t have frozen bananas your smoothie won’t be as cold. You can add a few ice cubes before you blend, this will change the taste a tad, but will ensure you’re getting that cold smoothie.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1½ frozen bananas 1 1/2 large bananas or 2 small bananas
- 8 oz milk
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tsp cacao powder
- Add all ingredients to blender
- blend for 1 minute on medium-high
- pour into a glass and enjoy
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