Chocolate and peanut butter: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
These are Trey’s favorite smoothies. Or really, that should probably say pretty much the only smoothies he likes. He doesn’t like very much fruit, and forget about it if there are greens in his smoothie. But these, he LOVES. They’re the closest he can get to his favorite chocolate and peanut butter milkshakes while still being on the healthier side.
I think these smoothies are the perfect way to bridge the gap between indulgent holiday eating and lighter “new year” eating. A lot of people set goals to eat healthier in January, but if they’re anything like me, they might be going through cookie withdrawal. This is just the ticket to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. And better yet… for BREAKFAST!
This recipe was developed by my mom. My stepdad and my mom (the smoothie king and queen) have a smoothie almost every single day, (usually with way more fruits and vegetables), but this is her special smoothie for Trey when he visits.
The ingredients include dark chocolate almond milk, natural peanut butter, raw almonds, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, coconut oil, vanilla Greek yogurt, bananas, and natural unsweetened cacao powder. My mom never uses a measuring cup, so just eyeball everything until it’s the taste and consistency you want! (Why dirty the dishes?)
YUM. Honestly, these are THE BEST. I hope you like them as much as we do!
The Best Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothies
|Prep:||Yield: makes 4 smaller smoothies or 2 larger smoothies||Total:|
These smoothies taste decadent but are healthy enough to have for breakfast!
- 12 oz. dark chocolate almond milk
- about 1/2 cup raw almonds (a big handful)
- about 1 tsp. ground flaxseed
- about 1 Tbsp. wheat germ
- about 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- about 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
- about 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 bananas
- about 1 Tbsp. natural unsweetened cacao powder
- about 2 cups of ice
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and devour immediately! (Yes, it was really that easy!)
Eyeball the amounts of each ingredient until you reach the taste and consistency you want.
These smoothies can also be frozen in freezer-safe glasses covered with plastic wrap. I like to pull a frozen smoothie out of the freezer the afternoon before the day I want it to let it thaw in the refrigerator.
What a wonderful way to start the day!