This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie combines two of my great loves in life. Is it possible that this “peanut butter cup” type combo can actually be good for you?
Get ready to celebrate, because THIS Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe IS a healthy real food snack. It creates the perfect chocolatey-peanut-buttery flavor–think Peanut Butter Cup–without all the icky additives and trans fats of the actual candy. It’s also full of probiotics, protein, calcium, and even some antioxidants (from cocoa and honey).
It is such a treat, especially on a warm day. Add a little Homemade Popcorn (the best recipe for homemade popcorn I’ve ever had by the way) and your kids will thank you for this one!
Did you make this? Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram at @thrivinghome so we can see your creations and cheer you on!
- 1 cup plain organic yogurt or kefir
- 1 1/2 cups organic milk (I recommend 2% or whole which I think gives it a richness)
- 1/3 cup 100% cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup all-natural organic peanut butter (make sure it’s just straight-up peanuts with no additives)
- 1/3 cup honey (preferably use raw honey)
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla (don’t be fooled by imitation vanilla-pay for the real stuff)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use kosher salt since even table salt has additives; do not add salt if your PB is salted)
- 3 cups ice (use more ice if needed until it’s the icy consistency you like)
- optional: banana (this would make it more banana-flavored obviously)
Before You Begin! If you make this, please leave a review and rating letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business thrive & continue providing free recipes.
Make It Now: Put all ingredients in blender except ice. Blend until well combined. Add one cup of ice at a time and blend until smooth.
Freeze For Later: Blend all smoothie contents together until desired consistency. Pour smoothie into a mason jar, leaving at least 1 inch of headspace at the top. Screw on the lid tightly and store in freezer for up to 3 months.
Prepare From Frozen: Remove smoothie from blender. Let thaw in the fridge until it reaches a desired consistency. You can also re-blend the smoothie. (Note: In my test, it turned out to be an even better consistency after being slightly frozen and re-blended!)
Smoothie Packs Delivered to Your Door!
If you want to make life really simple, try SmoothieBox. We love these frozen smoothie packs that are delivered to your door.
In fact, you can read my full honest review of SmoothieBox here. I love having these in the freezer for days when I just don’t have time to whip up a smoothie on my own.