Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Green Smoothie
Ok. So I know you’re going to have to trust me big time here, because..
A) I’m asking you to believe me when I say that something that looks sort of questionably green actually tastes like a delicious milkshake, and…
B) I’m asking you to get on board with mixing up your PB & Chocolate with spinach. Yes. Spinach.
If you’ve tried green smoothies before, this combination may not be that big of a stretch for you. You know baby spinach is pretty tasteless and that, in general, green smoothies are super delicious.
I’ve been a green smoothie drinker for about a year. I didn’t really feel like it was that big of a leap to throw some spinach in with my fruit. I mean… it’s all fresh and plant-y anyway, right?
But I didn’t get brave enough to try chocolate and peanut butter with my spinach until last week. And guess what?
You can’t even taste it.
Nope. Not one bit! It tastes just like my favorite Jamba Juice Copycat (Peanut Butter Moo’d)!!
You’ll need a frozen banana for this recipe, so plan ahead for that. I usually buy a bunch, cut them all up, and bag them individually in snack bags so that I have plenty of frozen bananas for smoothies all week! I use them to make all of my favorite smoothies creamy (see: Easy Green Smoothie, 0 Points+ Smoothie, Copycat Peanut Butter Moo’d).
Frozen bananas are like magic, and I love them. They make everything taste like ice cream. And I’m not even a banana person!
Anyway. Make this smoothie and enjoy the fact that you’re sneaking in a salad with your milkshake, and your taste buds will never know the difference!
- 1 banana, sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup chocolate milk (I use chocolate Almond Milk)
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (I use crunchy)
- 1 large handful baby spinach
- Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately.
This is a recipe for one. Which means you need to make it in a single serve blender, which you can easily do using a standard blender base and a mason jar (see this post). Or you can double the recipe if you need to use a standard sized blender pitcher, and just freeze any extras for later!
If you'd like to cut down on some of the sugar, feel free to use regular milk (or almond milk) and a tablespoon of dark cocoa powder. I've done this several times and like it a lot-- less sweet (of course), but delicious and super chocolatey!
Don’t miss a bite!
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