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When I went through my 14-day sugar free detox last Summer, I knew smoothies would be the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle going forward. By having a smoothie for breakfast almost every morning (except on rushed days when I reach for one of these delicious muffins to eat on-the-go!), I can eliminate my usual go-to carbs like bagels, english muffins, and cereal, which for me, lead to extra weight.
This Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter smoothie is my absolute favorite recipe and a staple for my morning routine. There's no sugar added since most of the sweetness comes from the bananas (plus a little from the peanut butter, and you know how much I looooove chocolate-and-peanut-butter things). But it doesn't taste sugar free. No way. It's almost like you're drinking a decadent dessert!
Plus, the avocado is a healthy fat that will keep your hunger level at bay all the way through lunch. No extra snacking needed.
How to Make Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies:
Step 1: Place half an avocado, frozen bananas, vanilla, cocoa powder, peanut butter, unsweetened coconut milk, and ice into a blender. I prefer the Ninja because it's so powerful and blends all ingredients in a snap.
Also, I'm going to be brand snobbish and say that Silk is the best tasting coconut milk out there, and Hershey's cocoa has the best tasting powder. I've tried different brands and nothing compares to the taste of those two ingredients! And no, I did not get paid to say that…it's just true. 🙂
Step 2: Puree ingredients until smooth, pour into glasses, and serve with a straw. I just got these mason jar mugs for Christmas. Aren't they cute??
One of my favorite things about this smoothie is it's not too soupy. Well, unless you let it sit out on the counter for too long. 🙂 The tiny ice chunks actually turn it into the texture of a slushy. So good.
- 2 medium sized frozen bananas
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- handful of ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Total Cost: $1.98 or $0.99/serving
If you're looking for even more ways to support your health-related goals, I have a few more posts for you!
- 5 Creative Ways to Drink More Water – You'll be surprised at how many glasses you need a day.
- 9 Cute Workout Essentials Under $25 – Includes my favorite yoga pants EVER.
- 11 Easy Ways to Sleep Better Tonight – For me, sleep is directly tied to my productivity. It's way too important to skip!
eMeals also has a very affordable Clean Eating Meal Plan if you wish someone could come up with all the right recipes for you. I always eat better when I have a plan—it prevents me from grabbing whatever I can find in the pantry!
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe?
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