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Dark chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie


Making smoothies is something that we make very often at my house, at least 3-4 times per week. I find it to be a very easy way to include powerful nutrients in our diet and the kids love them. I even use this method to freeze some and make ice pops. You can’t never go wrong with healthy ice pops :-)

This chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie is one of our favorites, and lets not forget the spinach and strawberry I made a while back. That one is also a FAV :-).

I used dark chocolate because it has much more properties, such as antioxidants, but you can use what ever chocolate you have on hand.

I will be posting some other variations very soon. If you are looking to incorporate more fruits and veggies in your diet making smoothies is a very easy and practical way to do it.

Enjoy!!


I blend the chocolate chips, cocoa powder, peanut butter and 1 cup of the soy milk first. Then I add the remaining ingredients.

Your kids and yourself will love this amazing chocolate and peanut butter smoothy. The frozen bananas gives it the milk shake consistency kids love!!

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Dark chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

3 cups of almond milk
2-3 frozen bananas, chopped
1 tablespoon unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips ( 70% cocoa chocolate its better)
1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs (optional)
1/4 cup flax seed meal
2-3  tablespoons organic peanut butter.

Directions:

In a blender add the chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, peanut butter and 1 cup almond milk. Blend for about 30 seconds. Add other remaining ingredients and blend until liquefied.

You can also freeze these on individual 3 oz Dixie cups for the kids. I do sometimes.

Nutrition facts based on the recipe giving  5 servings.

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19 Responses to “Dark chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie”

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    chocolateandcarrots — January 23, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    I love the fact that you can control the quality of ingredients in this awesome milk shake! :-D Yum!

    Caroline
    Chocolate & Carrots

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    Heidi — January 23, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    Mmmm, delicious! Looks like dessert to me :D We’ve been going crazy on smoothies lately – my kids love them and they can be so healthy :)

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    Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy — January 23, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    This sounds delicious! I am going to have to make this!

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    Lyn @LovelyPantry — January 24, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    This is SO perfect. My family will love this :-) Dark Chocolate is the BEST!

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    Katie — January 29, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    This sounds almost TOO good!

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    cindylbe — May 19, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Can’t wait to try this – sounds wonderful. I’m going to try it using peanut butter power because then it would have less fat and calories.

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — May 19, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Cindylbe,

    this is really yummy so I hope you like it :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

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    Haley McAdams — June 25, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Hi this is really awesome. Well me and my girl friends will find this really useful because we love soya and chocolate. Thanks!

    Regards,
    Haley McAdams
    Bartending Certification

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    city — December 1, 2012 @ 1:27 am

    thanks for sharing.

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    krista — May 19, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    Would 2% work? This sounds good. May have to get flax from my mom.

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — May 19th, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

      For sure, any type of milk will do it. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Susan — January 6, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    Can u sub. Almond butter instead of peanut butter?

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    Maria — January 6, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

    I have everything to make this tomorrow for breakfast, except the flax seed meal, what can I substitute that with? Oats? Thanks!!!!

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    Shirley — January 26, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    Can I use oatmeal?

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — January 27th, 2014 @ 9:08 am

      For sure :-) Thanks for visiting my blog!!

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    nicole o — February 17, 2014 @ 7:16 am

    I used to manage a dairy queen/ orange julius a few years ago. My favorite thing to make was a banana, peanut butter and cbocolate smoothie.I never understood why this wonderful treat wasn’t on the menu, but when customers would ask me my favorite id offer to make it anyways! Such a deliscious combo of flavors!!

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    Maria Vallejo — March 6, 2014 @ 7:25 am

    Me encanta tu blog y los ingredientes muy faciles de conseguir sige asi y si puedes poner mas menus para niños estaria super!! Como para el summer,paletas de hielo,gelatinas etc….Gracias

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