Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie is a healthy, nutritious way to fulfill your nutritional needs and power yourself up! This healthy protein shake is chock full of protein, healthy fats, and nutrients and tastes like a decadent peanut butter cup.
Do you kill it at the gym? Are you trying to gain muscle mass? Training for a marathon?
Maybe you are busy chasing toddlers around and have no time to eat for yourself?
Or do you have medical restrictions that require you to eat a high-calorie diet?
If you said Yes to any of the above, you are probably in search of high-calorie snacks that help you meet your nutritional goals.
And I have the PERFECT smoothie for you!
This recipe for peanut butter chocolate smoothie is my all time FAVORITE high-calorie, high-protein shake--that is made with clean ingredients and NO protein powders.
The Reasons it's the Best
Just listen to all this peanut butter chocolate shake has going for it.
- high protein
- high calorie
- high in fiber, calcium, omega fatty acids, and potassium
- easy to make.
- naturally sweetened--no artificial aftertaste or sugar crash!
- easy to digest (Hallelujah)
- tastes like my favorite dessert of all time--a chocolate peanut butter cup!!
I am thinking this just may be your new favorite smoothie as well.
- Milk: Any variety. I typically use unsweetened almond milk because it is low in sugar and high in calcium. But whole milk or full-fat coconut milk are both great options to up the calories and fat in a healthy way.
- Peanut Butter: A tasty way to get some healthy fats in my body. Feel free to sub with almond butter/sunbutter if allergies exist.
- Chia Seeds and Ground Flax Seed: For omega 3 fatty acids and extra fiber
- Banana: Provides potassium and sweetens the smoothie naturally. I like to use half a frozen banana and half a fresh banana for optimum texture.
- Cocoa Powder: Purely for my taste buds (but does also contain antioxidants)
- Coconut Oil: The MCT fats in coconut oil are so much easier for my body to absorb. So this is a no-brainer way for me to sneak some fats into my diet.
- Greek yogurt: High in protein and calcium.
Feel free to add in some wheat germ or oats as well for extra nutrition. And you can also add in a tablespoon of maple syrup, honey, or sugar, or a few soft dates to give the shake extra sweetness. I don't need it but my kids sometimes appreciate it.
So grab your blender and in a minute or two, you will have a smoothie that tastes better than any pre-made smoothie on the market!
And if you are intolerant to dairy, this Vegan Cocoa Coconut Low Carb Shake from Cotter Crunch is a fabulous option.
More Smoothie Recipes
- Pina Colada Smoothie
- Tropical Kale Smoothie
- Blueberry Smoothie
- Cherry Pie Smoothie
- Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup milk whole milk, coconut milk, almond milk
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 banana either frozen or fresh or a mixture of the two
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter feel free to use more
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place all milk into blender first and then top with remaining ingredients into a blender and blend away until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.