Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

High protein and healthy fat = YES Ma’am!  Quick, easy, and perfect for after that intense workout or when you need a quick filling snack! This smoothie literally tastes like a milkshake and when the hubby and I start having some kiddos, I for sure am gonna make this for them!  After a 3 mile run and a mini at home workout yesterday, I made this right away which filled my body with the protein and nutrients it needed, and at the same time helped curve my appetite until dinner! Success!!!

Ingredients:
2 tsp cacao powder
6 ice cubes
1/2 to 1 cup almond milk (depending on your desired consistency)
1 banana
1 TBS Peanut butter
(I use Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter, found at Whole Foods)

 

NOTE: Cacao powder is a healthy raw chocolate powder packed with antioxidants! I purchase it at Whole Foods and you can find out more about it by clicking HERE.  Check out my other smoothie post using the same powder HERE

 

Directions

I have a Vitamix  so I usually just throw it all in and blend until smooth. Some other blenders may have a difficult time with the ice so you can either try crushing up your ice cubes first or using less ice cubes and a frozen banana and water instead!

*If you love smoothies I highly recommend saving up for a VItamix and don’t worry, you do not have to buy a brand new one!!! I purchased a reconditioned one for half the price and it works aaaahhhmazing! Click HERE to see the reconditioned Vitamin blenders.*

Skinny Banana-Mocha Smoothie

Skinny Banana-MOcha Smoothie

After waking up a little on the more-than-usual tired side from this past weekend, I needed a healthy way to kick start and rev up my morning.  I am normally a tea drinker, but this morning I needed something stronger, so I grabbed some of my husbands left over morning brewed coffee and put it to the test!  This may be my new favorite chocolate craving cure….a girl needs her chocolate!

Skinny Banana-Mocha Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 large banana cut into chunks
1/2 cup cooked cold coffee (leftover from your morning brew is fine!)
1/2 cup any type of milk (soy milk, rice milk, almond milk…I used almond milk)
1 Tbsp cacao powder (raw chocolate powder packed with antioxidants, magnesium, and iron)
1 Tbsp almond butter
Don’t forget a handful of ice to make it nice and cold!

Directions:
1. Blend it all up! Place the ice, banana, coffee, milk, cacao powder, and almond butter in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Drink ME

Recipe adapted from Redbook Magazine 

Skinny Banana-MOcha Smoothie

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