A rich chocolate peanut butter smoothie both high in protein and ribboned with healthy fudge sauce. Perfect healthy meal replacer and nut buttery treat. Refined-sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is a powerhouse of protein, energy and nutrition, and satisfies your sweet tooth!
I am not ordinarily a big fan of peanut butter. Growing up I requested jelly sandwiches, but hold the peanut butter.
But when almond and cashew butters made an appearance, once I tried them, I was hooked! Adding them to smoothies, sandwiches, drizzled on oatmeal, made into dips, pasta sauces. Endless options…and I learned to make them at home. So easy, just blend the nut!
So, that got me thinking. Was it the over-processing of peanut butter that I objected too? I guess so. Because I have tried all the healthy runny versions of peanut butter, and they are all so good. And thus, I decided it was time to make a peanut butter smoothie, to, you know, officially welcome peanut butter to the family.
I grabbed up a healthy brand – so many, ONCE, Justin’s and Whole Food’s 365 brands – and crafted a wonderful peanuty creamy drink that seriously energizes and can easily launch a busy day or replace a meal.
Is Peanut Butter Healthy?
Yes! When it is ONLY made from peanuts, no added sugars. Peanuts and peanut butter is high in heart-healthy fats and is a great source of protein. There are many clean brands now but you can make your own. Blend in a high-speed blender, very fresh raw, salt-free peanuts. It will be a bit chunky but very fresh.
How to Make This Peanut Butter Smoothie
Well, you know me. I had to hid some veggies in it. And I don’t like bananas in smoothies. I used to like bananas, but I every time I add them to smoothies, I find they over-sweeten, so my go-to smoothie thickener is zucchini.
Other options work if you don’t zucchini on hand, such as beans, either chickpeas or white beans.
Using veggies instead of bananas, you can control the sweetness by adding a date or a bit of maple syrup if need be. I didn’t add any sweetener to mine today because the milk I used is homemade and sweetened with dates.
I also thicken smoothies with ice, but that means you need to drink them right away before the texture melts away.
To make this smoothie, melt up some chocolate, and blend milk, ice, chopped raw zucchini, peanut butter, chocolate and cinnamon. Drink right away!
I hope you love my peanut butter smoothie! If you are interested in other nut butter treats, you might want to try my:
Homemade 2-ingredient Fudge
Homemade Nut Butter Cups
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- 3/4 cup chopped zucchini
- 4 tbsp peanut butter
- 4 tbsp melted chocolate
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If you want it thicker, add more ice or zucchini or both. If you want it thinner, add more milk.
Drink right away to enjoy the frosty texture..
Dee Dine is the recipe developer and writer behind Green Smoothie Gourmet. She shares her super healthy wholesome recipes on her blog and her Instagram that she feeds her family and friends. She gravitates toward recipes that are fast to create, plant-based, nutritious, easy, and use familiar ingredients. And chocolate is always a good idea! More about Dee.