Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

8 WWPP Posted by 1 year ago 4 Comments

Yesterday I just wasn’t in the mood for my typical breakfast of eggs. Normally I whip up a quick omelet or grab a hard-boiled egg or two out of the fridge. But yesterday what I really wanted was something sweet and chocolaty. So I decided to blend up a smoothie.

Never in a million years did I think it would be as good as it was. When you mix banana, chocolate and peanut butter together you are going to get something special but this was really tasty and very satisfying. I had to slow myself down and enjoy it because I could have easily finished it in seconds.

When I made it the first time, I added my typical cup of spinach just to up the nutritional value. Today I had none to add. To be honest, they tasted the same. The only difference was a slight variation of color from the green leaves.

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

You can definitely get this one into the kids if you try.

Here’s what I did …

  • 1 ripe banana (about 100g)
  • 1/2 cup usweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop unflavored whey protein powder (Like BiPro)
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (16g)
  • 1 cup (45g) baby spinach (optional)
  • 10 ice cubes

Put all ingredients except the ice cubes in the blender.

Process until smooth.

Add the ice cubes and blend again.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie Close up

It’s a little higher in Points/calories than my other smoothie but honestly, it was super filling. Normally I regret making a smoothie as a meal replacement because I’m hungry within the house, but this one not only hit the spot, it filled me up more than a bowl of oatmeal or cereal.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
300 11g 9g old: 6 new:8
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
14g 3g 34g 28g

See other recipes using: banana, cocoa powder, peanut butter, protein powder


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    Decalo Weight Loss

    October 4, 2013

    mmmm A guilt free Reesies fix. Reply

    manythehealthnut

    October 6, 2013

    Hey, my gal and I have this almost every morning but we use almond butter instead of peanut butter. And another variation we like is blueberries too. Some good nutrients in these I think! Reply

    Erica

    October 7, 2013

    This is my daughter's go to on school days but she also adds oats to it. I just bought PB2 to try and it works well in this! Reply

    Brittany

    January 24, 2014

    A wonderful and tasty breakfast!! I also swapped it for almond butter, so good! Noted the blueberry idea too! Thanks ! yum yum yum! Reply