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Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie

A delicious and creamy chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie is sure a great way to start your day. It tastes like a chocolate smoothie even though no chocolate has been added!
Course smoothie
Cuisine American, international
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 large serving
Calories 556kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup milk 240 ml
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 5 small dates or 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder preferably Dutch-processed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Measure out all the ingredients.
  • Add all the ingredients into the blender container.
  • Mix thoroughly (I like to mix it for a good 2-3 minutes) until smooth and creamy (if using dates, make sure to read my notes that are written below).
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Ingredient notes:
    • Dates - it's best to use soft dates - I either buy dates where it says explicitly on the package 'soft dates' or I buy medjool dates (they are bigger than regular dates so you only need maybe 2-3 instead of 5). If you have dry or partially dried dates you will be able to blend them smooth only if you have a very powerful blender. Alternatively, you can soak these dates in milk overnight or soak them in boiling water for 10 mins, then drain, and add to other ingredients.
    • Instead of dates, you can just add maple syrup. The smoothie with dates is a little bit more thick, creamy, and more naturally sweet, but the difference in flavor is not significant.
    • Milk - I used cow's milk but any plant-based milk can also be added, for example, almond milk. If your almond milk is sweetened to may need to reduce the dates/maple syrup amount.
    • Peanut butter - make sure to use unsweetened peanut butter or reduce the dates/maple syrup amount.
    • Cocoa - I used unsweetened cocoa.
    • Banana - it's best to use ripe and sweet bananas, but even not very ripe bananas will do, you just may need to add more sweetener (more dates or maple syrup).
    • Vanilla extract - this is optional. You can also add vanilla bean paste. It makes the smoothie taste even better.
  • Adjust the consistency to your liking: just add more or less milk. This smoothie is not very thick, it's easily pourable so you can easily drink it through a straw.
     
  • If you would like to make this smoothie thicker and colder - use frozen bananas. I don't recommend adding ice as it will dilute the amazing flavor of this smoothie too much.
  • This smoothie tastes also amazing the next day. Store it in the fridge, shake with the container, or stir it thoroughly with a fork before drinking it.
  • Calories = 1 large serving (whole recipe). This is only an estimate!

Nutrition

Calories: 556kcal