Chocolate Protein Smoothie

This rich chocolate banana and peanut butter smoothie makes the best after school snack. A good calorie boost for growing kids and they will thank you for making them a treat.  I like to have one post workout to refuel nutrients. It even works as a quick breakfast when time is short on busy mornings.

Tess Masters of The Blender Girl created this easy smoothie version using common pantry ingredients so you can whip it up at anytime.

File it under simple smoothies that satisfy.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

All the feels! Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana, Coconut or Almond Milk, and Dates, oh my!

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Chocolate Protein Smoothie


  • Author: Tess Masters of The Blender Girl
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 32 ounce 1x

Description

The smoothie for when you crave a treat but don’t want to cheat on your health.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or full-fat coconut milk)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup  tablespoons cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 to 4 pitted dates (depending on ripeness of banana)
  • 2 medium frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 cup ice cubes (as needed for texture)

Optional Boosters:

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender in the order listed.
  2. Secure the lid, and blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and frosty.
  3. Adjust any ingredients to personal taste and add in a booster!

Notes

Use ripe bananas (but not really over ripe) for the best flavor profile.
Add the chia, hemp, and flax for more protein.

  • Category: Beverage

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 16 ounces
  • Calories: 402
  • Sugar: 23
  • Sodium: 336
  • Fat: 22
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8
  • Carbohydrates: 50
  • Fiber: 11
  • Protein: 13.3
  • Cholesterol: 0

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