Are you in the mood for a delicious, healthy drink that tastes like dessert but is completely guilt-free? Our Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie without Banana is just what you need! With its creamy texture and even better flavor, this smoothie is ideal for a quick breakfast or a refreshing afternoon snack. Get ready to blend, sip, and enjoy this wholesome delight!
Picture this: A drink that captures all the richness of a classic dessert, enough nutrition to consider it a meal, and comes together in less time than it takes to toast a slice of bread.
Say hello to our healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie!
It's rich, great for your health, and excellent for your spirits. This smoothie can even turn the most exhausting of days into a day worth celebrating—after all, who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate?
- Almond Milk - This is our liquid base for the smoothie. Almond milk is the perfect base for this recipe and is a wonderful dairy-free option. It's also lower in calories compared to regular milk, making it a great choice for those watching their calorie intake. If you prefer, you can substitute it with any other plant-based milk or even regular cow's milk.
- Flax Seeds - Ground flax seeds are a nutritional powerhouse! They're rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. Their slightly nutty taste pairs well with the other flavors in this smoothie, but if you don't have them on hand, chia seeds, hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds are all excellent substitutes.
- Cocoa Powder - The unsweetened cocoa powder gives our smoothie that chocolatey flavor we all love. It's also packed with antioxidants! You could use cacao powder for a raw alternative or even carob powder for a caffeine-free option.
- Vanilla Yogurt - Yogurt adds substance a hint of tang to the smoothie. We're using vanilla-flavored yogurt here for added flavor, but feel free to use plain yogurt if you'd like to cut down on sugar. You can choose either dairy or non-dairy versions depending on your dietary preferences.
- Peanut Butter - This is the star ingredient that gives our smoothie its satisfying, bold flavor. Peanut butter is also a great source of healthy fats. If you have a peanut allergy, feel free to use sunflower seed butter or almond butter.
- Ice - Ice gives our smoothie a nice, chilled texture. Use more or less ice, depending on your desired texture. Less ice will give you a more liquid smoothie, while more ice will make it thicker.
- Sweetener - The sweetener is optional and depends on how sweet you like your smoothies. We're using Swerve, a natural, zero-calorie sweetener in this recipe. If you prefer, you can use honey, agave nectar, or even a ripe banana for a natural sweetening option. Remember, the sweeter your almond milk and yogurt are, the less sweetener you'll need.
Step by Step
For the full recipe with measurements, see the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Start by pouring your almond milk into the blender. Next, toss in the ground flax seeds, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla yogurt, and peanut butter.
- Process the ingredients until you have a smooth mixture.
- Next, add ice into the blender. If you want to, now is the time to add your sweetener—but that is entirely optional.
- Blend everything together one more time.
- Your Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is ready. Pour it into a glass and enjoy right away.
Tips and Tricks
- Sweeten Wisely: If you need a bit more sweetness, opt for natural sweeteners like honey or pure maple syrup or choose your favorite sugar-free sweetener.
- Chill Out: If you want to add bananas, I recommend freezing them beforehand. You'll get a better result!
- Top It Off: Don't forget the toppings! A sprinkle of granola, a few slices of banana, or even a sprinkle of chia seeds can add an extra touch of flavor and texture.
- Boost your energy levels with the addition of Maca Powder
- Boost the antioxidants by adding Cacao Nibs, for garnish
- Turn this into a Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie, buy adding in a scoop of Protein Powder
- Get your green on with Barleans Chocolate Greens. They are one of the best ways I've found to get more greens in the kids without them acting like I am making them walk over hot coals.
Storing Your Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
To refrigerate, pour the remaining smoothie into an airtight container or a mason jar. Ensure that it is sealed and place it in the fridge.
This will keep fresh for up to 2 days.
If you're planning to freeze your smoothie, here's how: Pour your leftover smoothie into an ice cube tray. Freeze solid, and then transfer to a freezer safe bag.
Don't forget to label your smoothie with the date it was made - it's always good to keep track. Your frozen smoothie can be a lifesaver on busy mornings and will keep for up to a month.
When you're ready to enjoy your stored smoothie, if it's from the fridge, simply give it a good shake before drinking.
If it's frozen, place the frozen cubes in the blender and add enough almond milk to bring back its consistency.
More Smoothie Recipes to Try
- For a tangy delight that'll make your taste buds dance, why not give the Cherry Lime Smoothie a whirl?
- If you're dreaming of tropical beaches and warm sunshine, the Pina Colada Smoothie is just the ticket to transport you there.
- Looking for a classic combo that never fails to satisfy? The Blueberry Banana Smoothie is a comforting blend that's like a hug in a glass!
- Lastly, if you're in the mood for something a bit exotic yet packed with nutrients, the Acai Smoothie is a fantastic choice that'll make your morning routine feel like a wellness retreat.
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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Without Banana
- 1 ½ cups almond milk
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds ground
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt dairy or non-dairy
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 cup of ice to taste
- Sweetener to taste (optional) - I use Swerve
- Add milk, flax seeds, cocoa powder, vanilla yogurt and peanut butter to your blender.
- Process until smooth.
- Add ice and sweetener to taste and process again. Serve immediately.
- Try adding in a frozen banana or a cup of frozen strawberries.
- I've made this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie with cocoa powder, but you could also use 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup.
- If you would like to reduce the fat, make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie with PB2. I would use 2 tablespoons.