This is my favorite smoothie recipe! It’s creamy, chocolatey, decadent and surprisingly healthy. Made in less than 10 minutes, maybe this smoothie will become your favorite too.
I’m moving to Germany in exactly 10 days. I really look forward to all the cute winter jackets, the hot chocolate before bed and the warm cup of tea in the mornings. It’ll be October when I get there, so the temperature will be much cooler than it ever will be in Thailand. Sure, I look forward to a lot of things, but you know what I’ll miss (in addition to my family and home, of course)?
You guessed it. Super cold, refreshing smoothies.
I love to have smoothies after a workout, as a dessert, as a treat, as an afternoon snack, for breakfast… oh… all the time actually. While you’re reading this I’m probably slurping on one right now.
So imagine my astonishment when I realized I never shared my favorite smoothie recipe on here yet!
I’ve never been more excited to share a smoothie recipe with you. I know, you’ve probably heard that a couple of times, but hear me out. This is my go-to smoothie whenever I need a little lift-me-up. It’s like a treat, but one that does your body good. It’s so thick, smooth, and creamy. Know the texture of frozen yogurt that’s about to melt? That’s what I’m talking about. This chocolate peanut butter smoothie tastes SO delicious. It’s probably the creamiest dreamiest chocolatey shake that I’ve ever made, and it’s healthy enough to have for breakfast. Bam.
The recipe requires only 6 ingredients: frozen bananas, cocoa/cacao powder, your milk of choice, peanut butter, stevia and vanilla extract. The most important thing about this smoothie is that your bananas have to be overripe. They should be really spotty, soft and have a strong banana-ish smell. Am I making any sense? Anyways, ripe bananas are naturally sweet and will make your smoothie taste so so good.
If you prefer a darker, richer smoothie, simply add a bit more cocoa/cacao powder to the blender for a more prominent chocolate flavor and reduce the amount of stevia. For an extra health boost, I recommend adding a teaspoon of maca powder, chia seeds or even sneak in a handful of frozen spinach, you can’t tell the difference, I promise. This smoothie pairs beautifully with fresh strawberries, bananas, and granola for that amazing crunch factor. Looking for a recipe for homemade granola? Check out my recipe for cinnamon raisin granola. The smoothie also tastes amazing on its own.
- 2 frozen bananas (ripe and chopped prior to freezing)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa/cacao powder
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon stevia (or substitute with another sweetener)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Make your smoothie creamier by adding more frozen bananas, make it thinner by adding more milk.
- For a richer, darker smoothie, add another tablespoon of cocoa/cacao powder.