Simple Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

 In carbohydrates, Gluten free, Kid-Friendly, Smoothies, Snacks, Spring 2017, Vegetarian

How can something that has chocolate and peanut butter be healthy?!

simple chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Ok.

That’s what I used to think.

But I have seen the light! 

simple chocolate peanut butter smoothie

This Simple Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie packs some serious nutrition and yes, it’s deeeelicious. 

The modifications you could make are endless:

  • Use any kind of milk you like (I prefer unsweetened almond milk myself because it packs the calcium without the lowest amount of calories
  • Add protein power to boost the protein (one downside of almond milk: less protein than cow’s)
  • Use any kind of nut butter you like! Definitely go for the natural nut butters if you haven’t switched over yet
simple chocolate peanut butter smoothie

And the cocao powder?

That’s a whole ‘nother nutritional powerhouse!

It contains sever minerals including:

  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Flavanoids – disease-fighting compounds naturally found in foods

And yes, caffeine! 

But you’d have to have 100 grams (3.5 oz) of the stuff to get 230 mg of caffeine.

So you’re not getting a lot of caffeine in 1 tsp but if you’re really sensitive to caffeine, you may notice a helpful little boost after having this smoothie.

simple chocolate peanut butter smoothie

You can use this Simple Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie for a breakfast as you fly out the door or an after workout, re-fueling snack.

Enjoy!

~April 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
196 calories
37 g
0 g
6 g
4 g
1 g
377 g
28 g
21 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
377g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196
Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 5g
21%
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
17%
Calcium
46%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  2. 2 tsp cocoa
  3. 1 tsp honey
  4. 1 tsp peanut butter
  5. 1 frozen banana
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. If you don't have a frozen banana, use a fresh one and blend in a few ice cubes to make it thick.
  2. You can use any type of milk you like instead of unsweetened almond milk.
  3. Optional: 1 Tbsp unsweetened protein powder
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calories
196
fat
6g
protein
4g
carbs
37g
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April Saunders Nutrition http://aprilsaundersnutrition.com/
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