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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is frugal, easy to make, and DELICIOUS! Only requires 5 ingredients and you’ll have this healthy snack/dessert in minutes! Check out my 7 superfoods to hide in smoothies article and how to make frozen smoothie packs!

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup Milk (almond milk, canned coconut milk or homemade coconut milk, cow’s milk, oat milk, etc.)
  • 1 Banana (see notes below for substitution ideas)
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa or Cacao Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter (see notes below)
  • 1 Date, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter Powder (optional)
  • 1 scoop Collagen or Protein Powder (optional, see notes below)

Instructions

1. Add the ingredients in the order listed to your blender. Yes, the order you add ingredients in important!
2. Blend on low on 30 seconds so the dates break up into small pieces.
3. Blend on high for 45-50 seconds.
4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • A note on peanut butter… Be sure to read the ingredients of your peanut butter. Most mainstream brands contain added sugar and/or added oils. These will be the kind of peanut butters that are naturally thicker or possibly labeled “no-stir.” I prefer peanut butter that contains only peanuts and salt. Read the ingredients to know for sure what you’re eating!
  • A note on protein powder… Protein powder can be highly processed, so be sure to read the ingredients and do some research if you want to include it in your smoothies. (I have an entire section in my smoothie eBook with research). For this recipe, both vanilla and chocolate protein powder works well. I haven’t tested peanut butter protein powder, but I think that would be good too!
  • The order you add ingredients matters. (ref book for details)
  • If you’re using frozen bananas, make sure your pieces are no bigger than a quarter when adding to the blender.
  • Frozen bananas will create a milkshake-type texture while using ripe bananas will make it less thick.
  • This recipe makes DELICIOUS popsicles! Make the smoothie, pour into a popsicle mold (I recommend these), and freeze.

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