This peanut butter chocolate smoothie is rich, thick and satisfying. It makes a great breakfast or snack. Children should enjoy this one too. It’s rich in protein and healthy fats. It also contains a few superfoods like chia seeds and raw cacao powder.
The base of the smoothie is coconut milk although you could use almond milk. I added a banana and chia seeds for thickness and creaminess; peanut butter for protein; and maple syrup to sweeten. Chia seeds is a good source of fibre, healthy fats and complete protein.
If you don’t have maple syrup you could use local honey. If you are allergic to this nut butter you can of course use almond butter but it changes the smoothie as it’s a peanut butter smoothie.
Pink salt is also added to balance flavours and provide alkaline minerals, and pairs beautifully with nut butter, while raw cacao adds magnesium and antioxidants.
If you like, add a handful of spinach for extra nutrients. You won’t taste it but will get the benefit of the greens.
I like to use my vitamix to make smoothies. If you don’t have a blender and looking to buy one, it’s definitely my recommendation. I’ve been using a vitamix for many years already, went through probably 6 vitamix if not more, and I always loved them. Blendtec is another great company. You can buy them online or in cuisine or health food stores.
I hope you enjoy this healthy, high-protein chocolaty smoothie.
Other Smoothie Recipes
If you love smoothies, you may want to check out these healthy recipes:
Avocado Strawberry Smoothie
What’s your favorite kind of smoothies? I would like to know! It also helps me to know what you like so I can develop recipe for you guys.
I will post more soon as well.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Pinch pink salt
- 1 cup ice
- Handful spinach (optional)
- Add milk to the blender then add the remaining ingredients finishing with the ice.
- Blend until nice and smooth.
- Divide between two glasses and enjoy.