Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies.  Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas are a perfect trio of flavors!  It’s super easy to make and we all usually have these simple ingredients on hand.

If you’ve searched up any of our other smoothie recipes like The Healthy Blueberry Blast one, you’ll know that we are BIG on adding spinach or kale to them.  This chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie doesn’t have the added greens because my kids just wanted me to make one without them for once.  So I did.

Also, this smoothie needs some preplanning as the bananas are frozen.  So pop some in the freezer the night before if you planning this smoothie first thing in the morning.

Freezing the bananas give this smoothie an ice cream type of texture that ice cubes just can’t match.  The peanut butter gives it that added protein and thickness.  And the Almond milk keeps things dairy free and gluten free.

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TIPS!

 

  • The secret to making a smoothie like this without any added sugar is all in the bananas.  The riper they are ~ like a little black and bruised on the outside ripe ~ the sweeter they are.  THOSE are the bananas you want to use for a smoothie.
  • Another good trick in making your smoothies THICKER is to freeze the bananas first.  I have made the mistake of freezing the banana BEFORE taking the peel off (Yes, I am openly admitting to doing this).  My advice, don’t do it.  Just learn from me.  Trying to peel a frozen banana is like nailing jello to the wall.  Peel the banana before freezing it.
  • Oh, and while we’re on the subject you also want to SLICE the banana before freezing.  I’m sure you already figured that one out, but I just had to cover you just in case.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

2 Overripe Organic Frozen Bananas (previously sliced and frozen)
2-3 teaspoons Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp Organic Natural Peanut Butter
1/4 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
http://www.happilyunprocessed.com/2017/07/peanut-butter-banana-smoothie/

 

 

 

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