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?
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.
And chocolate syrup into a blender.
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.Tweet This
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.
Other Smoothie and Milkshake Recipes:
- Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie
- Beet Berry Smoothie Bowl
- How to Make A Strawberry Milkshake
- Thick Chocolate Oreo Milkshake
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Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
- 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
- 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.
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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