This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is a naturally sweetened, nutritious smoothie full of protein, healthy fats, and fiber, yet tastes like a decadent treat!
If you are looking for a healthy smoothie that tastes like a rich, decadent dessert, you will love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie.
This smoothie is chock full of protein, healthy fats, fiber, and calcium. Yet it tastes like a rich peanut butter cup or a peanut butter buckeye.
And the thing that makes this recipe for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie stand out above the rest is that it features only wholesome, common ingredients.
It is the perfect smoothie to enjoy after a hard workout, for an on-the-go breakfast, or for a late-night snack.
Notes on Ingredients
- Milk: Use any variety of milk or non-dairy milk you like. I personally prefer unsweetened almond milk, as it is low in sugars and high in calcium.
- Yogurt: Using plain Greek yogurt adds an incredible amount of protein to this smoothie, without the need for adding protein powders. Feel free to omit the yogurt or use your favorite non-dairy yogurt.
- Peanut Butter: You can't have a peanut butter smoothie without peanut butter! While you can use any type of peanut butter you like, I recommend an all-natural peanut butter that is made simply with peanuts and salt.
- Banana: A ripe banana will sweeten the smoothie without the need to add any additional sweetener. For a thicker smoothie, use frozen banana chunks.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds add protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, but it is optional.
- Ground Flaxseed: Much like chia seeds, flaxseed adds protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. It is another optional ingredient, but I love packing in the nutrients when possible.
How to Make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Pour your milk into the blender. Adding milk to the blender first will help the smoothie blend easily and the ingredients incorporate evenly.
- Add the cocoa powder, yogurt, peanut butter, chia seeds, and flaxseed to the blender.
- Finally, add the banana, broken into small chunks, into the blender.
- Blend on medium-high speed until well combined.
- Serve immediately with an additional drizzle of peanut butter and chopped chocolate if desired.
- Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: Use non-dairy milk and non-dairy yogurt. I recommend using Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt or your favorite brand of soy milk or coconut milk yogurt.
- Like it sweet? If you are desiring your smoothie to be on the sweeter side, add up to 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup or 2 softened dates to the blender before blending. You could also opt to use vanilla Greek yogurt in place of plain Greek yogurt.
As with most smoothies, it is best to prepare this Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie right before intending to consume it. However, due to the addition of chia seeds, this smoothie will thicken as it sits and can be enjoyed as a delicious, healthy pudding. Simply refrigerate the leftover peanut butter chocolate smoothie for up to 2 days in an airtight container.
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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1 cup milk or non-dairy milk
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed optional
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana
- Place all milk into the blender first. Add in the yogurt, peanut butter, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and flaxseed. Break the banana into small chunks and add to the blender.
- Place the lid on the blender, and blend on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately, topping with an additional drizzle of peanut butter and/or chopped chocolate.
Kristen, I am looking for a 600-800 calorie smoothie to drink several hours before a race. This sounds like a good possibility. Do you have any feedback from athletes on this one?
I have had friends say they love drinking them pre-runs and my son has had them pre-runs for cross country as well with no cramping etc. However, as for longer distance runs, I am not an expert on that. Sorry--but best of luck on your run!