Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe
Once in a blue moon, I crave a light smoothie to sip. But most of the time, I prefer a thick, rich blend, like this dairy-free chocolate peanut butter smoothie. It is nutritious, but can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a satisfying afternoon shake. It’s both after practice and worthy dessert!
This dairy-free chocolate peanut butter smoothie doubles as a healthy shake
This recipe originally appeared in the first edition of my flagship book. I deleted it in the 2nd edition of Go Dairy Free: the guide and recipe book, to make room for new smoothie recipes. But I want to make sure it doesn’t get lost, so I’m posting it here! And I have some ingredient notes to help perfect your blend.
- milk drink: Back when I first made this dairy-free chocolate peanut butter smoothie, chocolate milk drink was all the rage. It fell out of favor as dairy-free protein took center stage, but there are still mainstream brands like Almond Breeze, California Farms, so delicious, Silk Proteinand Silk Silk. If you can’t find one or just prefer to keep another flavor on hand, see the substitution notes in the recipe.
- Peanut Butter: Of course, you can substitute your favorite nut or seed butter. But I use a creamy, natural peanut butter (the kind that separates), lightly salted, like Organic Santa Cruz Where by Laura Scudder. I prefer a tiny bit of salt as it complements the peanut flavor in the smoothie.
- Sweetener: If you need to add sweetener, I like a sprinkle of stevia or a drizzle of maple syrup in this recipe. But feel free to use any sweetener of your choice. Most go well with this blend of flavors.
Special Dietary Notes: Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free/dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Just be sure to choose the milk drink that suits your dietary needs.
For a Peanut Free Equally delicious smoothie, replace the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter. You can also use the chocolate almond option if you’re ok with the nuts.
Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Author: Alisa Fleming
Type of recipe: Drinks
- 1 medium very ripe banana, sliced and frozen
- ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate milk beverage (see note on milk beverages below)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, to taste
- 2 to 3 teaspoons cocoa powder, to taste
- ½ cup of ice cream
- Blend the banana and the milk drink together in your blender until smooth.
- Add the peanut butter and cocoa powder, adjusting both flavors to taste, and give it another mix.
- Add ice and blend until thick and creamy.
Almond Chocolate Option: For a more sophisticated shake, replace the almond butter with peanut butter, use chocolate almond milk and optionally add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.
Protein smoothie option: Use an unsweetened plain milk or vanilla drink and add 1-2 tablespoons of dairy-free chocolate protein powder. Start with just 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder and add more to taste.
Portion: 1 smoothie (with 2 tablespoons of PB) calories: 380 Big: 21g Saturated fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 45.2g Sugar: 25g Sodium: 269mg Fiber: 7.3g Protein: 11g
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