Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
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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.Print
Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
This Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie tastes like a decadent dessert, but packs a healthy, nutritious punch. Use as a meal replacement option for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner…it’s a convenient treat you can enjoy anywhere!
- 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.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate smoothie, chocolate peanut butter smoothie
Total Cost: $1.98 or $0.99/serving
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Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe?
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Sounds pretty good. I have to say I’m not creative on smoothies but my go to is a banana, peanut butter, chocolate milk and some frozen blueberries. It looks gross but it’s pretty good and very filling.
I’ll have to try adding blueberries! Good antioxidants. 🙂
Peanut butter and chocolate are my favorites! I will have to try the avocado! I bet that makes it extra creamy:-) I buy ripe bananas and have my 9 yr-old chop them to freeze on a cookie sheet until firm. Then we add them to freezer bags. The bananas separate easily and we don’t have to use ice. Our refrigerator doesn’t have an icemaker so we have to use ice trays that no one likes to fill and refill!
Is there really anything better than chocolate and peanut butter? I don’t think so! 🙂 You can try this one without the ice, but whenever we’ve done it we’ve felt like it was a little too runny. I totally understand the ice tray dilemma though. 😉
What can I use in place of the banana?
I haven’t tried anything else. If you don’t want to use the banana because of flavor, you really don’t taste the banana in this smoothie – It just provides the natural sugar so that the chocolate isn’t overpowering.
If you have an allergy or a dietary restriction, you could try another frozen fruit that you would enjoy with chocolate. Maybe Strawberries. You just will want something with natural sugars otherwise the chocolate will be bitter.
Love avocados, but we live in a rural area where such “exotic” produce is either unavailable or ^$$$. Is the avocado in for texture as well as nutrition?
Yes, I think it’s both. While I haven’t tried it without the Avocado, I assume it would be a little less smooth without it. They keep going up in price down here too. 🙁
Would regular milk work? I don’t really buy coconut milk.
Most definitely! We make it with regular milk when we run out of Silk and haven’t gotten to the store yet. The taste is a little bit different—I prefer the coconut milk—but the texture will be the exact same.
I recently bought an avocado and coconut milk, without a specific idea of how to use them. Now I know! 🙂 This is my new favorite smoothie recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it, Kalyn! I’m trying to eat healthier, but still want something that tastes good. This is perfect! It’s like dessert, and the texture is great.
So glad you like it, Brittany! I’m still having this for breakfast literally every single morning.
Do you consider this low sugar with the bananas?
There’s added sugar in the peanut butter and of course the bananas have natural sugar. Each serving has 29 net carbs.
Sounds good! I’m not sure this would keep me full until lunch time. Do you know how much protein is in each smoothie? Thank You
There are between 8-10 grams of protein in the shake – most of them coming from the peanut butter. I can’t speak for everyone but it always keeps me satisfied until lunch. 🙂
I thought this was delicious and very filling but it was 727 calories, which is a lot for just breakfast. Is this for one or two people? (2 bananas 220, PB 285, half avacado 117, Coconut milk 65, Hersheys dry chocolate 40) Because I am older and have to watch calories, I usually only eat between 1200 and 1500 all day so it doesn’t rate as skinny for me at least.Have you ever used the dry peanut butter PB2? Just curious.
Oh this is 100% 2 servings! 🙂
I haven’t tried using dry peanut butter – you could totally give that a go and see if you like it. For me, even at 360 calories I like this for a breakfast because it’s more “real” food than something like cereal. Like you said it’s super filling and I’m rarely hungry before lunch.
Tweak it and change it to your hearts content though to make it work best for you. 🙂