If you tasted this recipe, you may be wondering if its a chocolate peanut butter smoothie or a milkshake? You may be shocked to see that this smoothie is packed with fruit and vegetables, but tastes like an indulgent treat! Even better, it can be made with just five ingredients and in less than five minutes. If that sounds good, then you’re going to love this Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie!
Smoothies are a great breakfast option for busy mornings. I love making smoothies because they can be made in less than five minutes and you can take them with you on the go. Smoothies are also a great option because they can be made with frozen fruits and vegetables. Frozen produce lasts longer and tends to be less expensive than fresh produce. I personally love keeping frozen produce stocked in my freezer to toss into smoothies.
What You’ll Need to Make the Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie:
Frozen Banana: The fruit used in this recipe is just a half of a frozen banana. I recommend freezing the banana instead of using a raw banana. Frozen bananas give the smoothie a creamy, ice cream-like texture, but a raw banana will not have the same effect. I like peeling the banana, slicing it in half, and then storing the halved bananas in a stasher bag in the freezer.
Frozen Riced Cauliflower: Frozen cauliflower may sound like a strange ingredient to add to smoothies and I was skeptical at first, but now it’s my favorite smoothie addition. It makes the smoothie thick and creamy, without adding additional flavor.
Almond Milk: This recipe contains one cup of unsweetened, unflavored almond milk. If you add one cup, the smoothie will have the consistency of a smoothie bowl, which you eat with a spoon. If you want to make a thinner smoothie that you can drink with a straw, add additional almond milk.
Peanut Butter: This recipe, of course, contains peanut butter. Look for an all natural peanut butter made without added sugars or oils.
Cacao Powder: The smoothie gets its chocolate flavor from the cacao powder. If you want, you can substitute one scoop of chocolate protein powder to bump up the protein content of this smoothie.
Note: Not all protein powders are safe to consume during pregnancy. If pregnant, consult your doctor or dietitian prior to consuming protein powders.
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and blend until smooth!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- High Speed Blender
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 3/4 cup frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and blend until smooth!