Creamy Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
If you are a morning grouch like I am, you will have your problems with eating a good breakfast each morning. But everyone knows how important a healthy breakfast is. I am sure your parents always told you to eat your breakfast and you certainly tell your kids. Nevertheless most of us just don’t have the appetite to eat early in the morning.
Luckily for you there is a easy solution to your problem. Why not enjoy a breakfast that is loved by young and old, and a great start into the day? I am not talking about chocolate…well not quite. I am talking about a classic chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie!
A chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie offers everything you need for a great day. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and even reduces high blood pressure.
But be aware!
If you want to profit from the health benefits of chocolate, without risking your health, you have to buy sugar-free chocolate with a high amount of cacao.
Usually you won’t be able to find this kind of chocolate in your average supermarket around the corner. So take a look at amazon and find the chocolate which suits your taste.
Anyway, enough about chocolate! Our chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie is full of other ingredients which we shouldn’t underestimate.
The banana in our smoothie provides you with fiber, which helps to curb hunger. Additionally it’s proven that bananas moderate blood sugar levels, therefore protecting you against diabetes.
The peanut butter in our smoothie is rich in protein. Countless studies have proven the beneficial effects of protein, when you try to lose weight. Furthermore peanut butter contains monounsaturated fats, which support a healthy heart.
Beside being super healthy, the chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie tastes like heaven. You will look forward on waking up and enjoying your healthy smoothie.
Now go right ahead! Follow my instructions and in less than 3 minutes we will create a fantastic chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie.
Grab your finest blender and prepare 2 ripe and frozen bananas, 1 cup almond milk, a handful ice cubes, 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Throw everything into the blender of your choice and mix it until it’s smooth. You can vary between the amount of certain ingredients. As an example: You can use only one banana, therefore making the chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie less creamy.
You can add more milk into it, more peanut butter or turn it into a protein shake by adding a scoop chocolate protein powder. As always: Don’t be afraid to experiment and to add new ingredients into our chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie.
The possibilities are endless, if you use your creativity. You have problems with that? Don’t worry, I got you fam.
Here is a list with ideas for your very own chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie:
Add fruits into your smoothie
Why stick with bananas? Avocados are a great alternative, when you need an ingredient that gives your smoothie a creamier and richer consistency. Especially if you want to make your smoothie without yogurt.
We have a post focusing on making fruit smoothies without yogurt. A great article for people who are lactose intolerant or just want to try something new.
Add nuts or seeds into your smoothie
Acorn, almond, peanuts, walnuts, chia seeds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts and many more. There are literally hundreds of seeds and nuts that you can incorporate into your chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie.
Next time you buy groceries add nuts and seeds to your list.
Add spices into your smoothie
Beside adding vanilla extract, cinnamon, honey or maple syrup into your smoothie, you can include some lesser known spices and herbs. Such as fenugreek or cardamom. Both of them are rich in nutrients and taste sweet.
What’s about you? Do you have any great ideas to improve our current chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie? We would be glad to hear from you. Write your feedback and smoothie ideas in the comments!