Thick and creamy and ultra filling, this chocolate banana smoothie is a perfect post workout drink!
I know there’s probably a million versions of a chocolate banana smoothie out there on the internet, but in my attempt to post what we genuinely eat every day, I thought I might as well throw in our unique version into the internet world.
I often rotate between this smoothie and a green smoothie with spinach and frozen berries. This one feels a bit more like a treat thanks to the cocoa powder and the milkshake-like consistency from the frozen bananas.
We’re using fairly standard smoothie ingredients – almond milk, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, frozen bananas, cocoa powder, and a date for sweetness. I prefer using almond milk over dairy because dairy milk froths up too much for my liking in the blender.
Admittedly, I hardly ever measure out all the ingredients, opting to just eyeball everything instead. But this week I actually measured and tested multiple times to ensure a flavorful, thick smoothie!
You’ll notice I don’t have any protein powder in the recipe. I’m not the biggest fan of protein powders, mostly because they cost so much per serving, and it’s very hard to find a clean plant based one that tastes decent. However, if you’re big on the powder feel free to add a scoop. The Greek yogurt and peanut butter add plenty of protein to keep us satisfied after a long run.
This recipe makes two servings, and will keep in the fridge overnight which makes it a great make ahead breakfast smoothie option. It does thicken up overnight, so if it’s too thick for your liking add a splash of almond milk or use it as a base to create a delicious smoothie bowl! I’m thinking coconut flakes, raspberries, and sliced almonds would be great toppings.
Freeze a bunch of bananas (peeled) at the beginning of the week and use them all week in these smoothies. If you don’t have any frozen, the recipe will definitely still work it just will have a slightly thinner consistency.
Smoothies are a great way to quickly get some protein and nutrients in following a workout. Try this simple chocolate shake after your next workout and let me know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by the blog today, and be sure to sign up for an email each time there’s a new post up!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
This thick and creamy smoothie can almost be mistaken for a milkshake, but it's much healthier and packed with nutrients. Even better, no protein powders!
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 medjool date can substitue 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
- This makes enough for two good sized smoothies, if you have leftovers just store in the fridge. It will thicken up so stir in some additional almond milk to thin it out for your desired consistency or make into a delicious smoothie bowl!