Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

I know, I know…..smoothie, milkshake….who’s to say, really?  Hey, it’s got a banana in it!  That at least makes this count towards that daily fruit quota goal!  And there’s hella protein in this, with all that milk, and peanut butter, so that’s something.  Why am I explaining myself so fervently?  You’re here, aren’t you?

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

I call for whole milk here.  You could use 2%.  You could also use 1%, but I wouldn’t go lower than that (skim milk is not my favorite for a smoothie).  

In recent years, however, I’ve decided that I am often all in when it comes to fat in my dairy.  I’d much rather have a great dip, or a rich macaroni and cheese, and be abstemious about something else later in the day.  And I am way over skim milk.  Why?  Unless you have a 4 glass a day milk habit and really need to cut back on fat and calories, it’s just not worth it.  And as far as that splash of milk in my coffee?  Whole, baby.  I’ll worry about those 10 extra calories in another lifetime.

How to Make a Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie 

Place the bananas.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Milk.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Honey.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Peanut butter.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

And chocolate syrup into a blender

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Pulse a few times, then puree until it is the desired texture.

Pour into glasses and serve.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie / Thick and creamy and sweet, this combination of classic flavors in a glass is a very satisfying treat.

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Fresh vs. Frozen Bananas in a Smoothie

The only difference in choosing between fresh or frozen bananas is how thick you want it to be.  Frozen will make for a more milkshake-thick smoothie, whereas fresh will thicken up the smoothie a little, but it will not be really thick.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Thick and creamy and sweet, this combination of classic flavors in a glass is a very satisfying treat.
Yield: 2 Smoothies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas , frozen, sliced into chunks (see Note)
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup

Directions

  • Place the bananas, milk, honey, peanut butter and chocolate syrup into a blender. Pulse a few times, then puree until it is the desired texture.
  • Pour into glasses and serve cold.

Notes

The only difference in choosing between fresh or frozen bananas is how thick you want it to be. Frozen will make for a more milkshake-thick smoothie, whereas fresh will thicken up the smoothie a little, but it will not be really thick.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 963mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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