Since I can remember I have always loved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. There is just something about peanut butter and chocolate together! Who’s with me? I also love eating a banana with a tablespoon of peanut butter as a snack. When we bought our Vitamix blender a few years ago we loved creating new smoothie recipes. I have to admit I typically don’t measure when I bake or cook. This bothers my husband, but I enjoy it for some reason. He has been begging me to write down this recipe and I finally did. I hope you enjoy this peanut butter smoothie as much as we do.
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe
1 Frozen banana
1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Flax Seeds
4-6 ice cubes
- Gather all of your ingredients and place in blender.
- Blend on high for 1 minute.
- If you desire a thicker shake add more ice cubes. If your smoothie is too thick, add some more almond milk and blend to mix.
As a family we try to eat as many whole foods as possible and we try to limit our sugar intake. This is one of the reasons I typically use plain yogurt. There is so much added sugar even if you buy organic vanilla yogurt. I personally think the smoothie is sweet enough with just the banana, but if you desire a sweeter taste you can add a teaspoon of honey or pure maple syrup. I also love sneaking in some flax seeds to add some omega-3 essential fatty acids and fiber.