Out of nowhere lately I’ve been having a major sweet tooth. In order to help curb it without feeling like I’m missing out on anything I have adapted some healthy smoothie recipes to give me a nice sweet rich chocolate taste without all of the calories. I should probably blame it on the McDonald’s sweet tea I used to have every morning but fairly often I’ve been getting my sweet tooth in the mornings. thus my creation of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie.
All smoothie recipes can be adapted to suit your tastes and dietary needs. I personally take in around 2500 calories but if you are trying to do less you can make the needed changes to make this recipe work for you. I have added a greens powder to my shake because I don’t consume nearly enough in my daily diet and help use it as a supplement. The greens powder helps provide prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes that help support a healthy digestive system and nutrient absorption.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
1 small-medium banana
1-2 cup of ice (depending on your consistency preference)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 scoop chocolate greens powder
2 scoops PB2 powdered peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened original almond milk
If you would like to adapt the recipe for less calories you can eliminate the protein powder to still have a nutritious and delicious smoothie. Other options would be to add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup instead of the powders for your chocolate flavor, though it does lower the nutritional value substantially. You could add natural creamy peanut butter for a stronger pb taste and to add some healthy fats. If you are looking to make a meal out of it add in 1/2 cup old fashioned oats You really can do anything with it.
Other posts you may enjoy::