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If you're a fan of peanut butter, you'll love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie. It's made with healthy ingredients like banana, peanut butter and oats, but it tastes like dessert in a glass and is a wholesome grab-and-go breakfast.
Recipe originally created: June 2014 // Updated: March 2020
This is one of the first recipes I ever created for the blog, so I figured it deserved some new photos! Nothing too fancy, because this recipe is fairly basic, but definitely worth re-sharing.
I'm a huge smoothie fan--always have been--and I'm constantly looking for ways to switch it up. Despite the fact that this peanut butter protein smoothie is made with healthy ingredients, it basically tastes like dessert in a glass. If you're a fan of chocolate-peanut butter, peanut butter-banana, and/or chocolate-banana, this smoothie for you!
PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
Bananas: Bananas are the base of this recipe, and because of that, I'm not going to recommend any substitutions. You're more than welcome to try another kind of fruit, but this smoothie is supposed to tase like chocolate-peanut butter-banana. Plus, bananas add a creaminess to the texture that I just adore.
Peanut butter: Chocolate-peanut butter might be the ultimate flavor combination. The peanut butter makes this smoothie taste like a Reese cup, but any kind of nut butter will work (think: almond, cashew, or even tahini).
Cocoa: You can't have a chocolate smoothie without cocoa powder! No substitutions here 🙂
Protein powder: I'm admittedly NOT a protein powder expert, meaning I don't necessarily have any favorite brands. I currently have a vanilla soy protein powder which is what I used when photographing this recipe, but I think a chocolate protein powder would be EXCELLENT, so that's what I suggest you use if you have some on hand.
Oats: Oats add fiber to smoothies, they're neutral tasting and basically just make them more filling and nutritious, which is why I love them. Make sure to blend the smoothie completely in your blender (at least 30 seconds!) so that the oats are fully blended.
Milk: I used to always suggest using almond milk, but the truth is, ANY milk works in this recipe! You know I prefer dairy-free milks, so just use whatever is in your refrigerator.
Want to add even more nutrition to this smoothie? Go for it! Here are a few simple suggestions:
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Spinach, or any greens
- Strawberries - these will change the flavor of the smoothie, but strawberries do pair well with chocolate, peanut butter and banana
MORE TASTY SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder*
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk of choice or more
- Add all ingredients to your blender then pulse for at least 30 seconds or until smooth. Enjoy!