Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is a creamy, dreamy, decadent breakfast on the go or snack with no added sugars and is dairy free and vegan.
Summer is in full swing. You could literally fry an egg on the cement. The kids are all home driving us crazy eating every 12 minutes. The refrigerator cannot even stay cold as you have little ones and all of their friends peering inside trying to find something to cool them off --- every 12 minutes. It's like if they keep looking something new and magical will appear.
You can be that magician and whip up a healthy batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. Tada! If you looking for another chocolate fix in 5 minutes, be sure to try our Easy Microwave Chocolate Pudding.
Why You are Going to Love our Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
The kids and adult are just going to love this delicious cooling summer treat as it is...
cooling and refreshing
thick and rich
no added sugar
When it is hot and steamy and your low on time for breakfast, our Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie comes to the rescue. Totally portable and whips up in a flash. Before you know it, school will be back in session and this a great way to fuel those "I'm too busy for breakfast" kids. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies are delicately sweet, smooth and has a rich chocolate ending without any of the guilt.. These shakes are thick, creamy and frozen but still perfect to be able to drink them with a regular straw. Perfect way to cool off when the heat index rises.
Do Not throw Away those Ripe or Over Ripe Bananas
There is more to life than banana bread. The secret to a thick and creamy smoothie is frozen bananas. All you need to do is to peel your bananas and place them in a freezer safe baggie or container. If you have more than one, you can freeze your whole or chopped bananas first on a cookie sheet and once they are frozen solid pop them into a freezer baggie. This step is so they don't stick together.
However, you can skip this step of freezing on a baking sheet it you don't mind whacking your frozen bananas on the counter a few times to separate them. When you want to use one just take out of the freezer, chop and pop into your smoothie. Frozen bananas keep up to 3-4 months.
You can use your frozen bananas in our Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, Berry Cherry Smoothie Blast or Citrus Ginger Dragon Fruit Smoothie.
Making smoothies takes less than 5 minutes
After you cut up your frozen bananas, add peanut butter (or nut butter of choice), cocoa powder, frozen banana in the blender.
Add 1 cup of your dairy or non-dairy of choice. We love unsweetened Almond and Coconut milk blend from Silk. We have lactose intolerance issues that making ingesting dairy a real drag. If you find yourself feeling bloated, stomach issues and generally feeling uncomfortable after eating dairy products, give your little belly a rest and try a dairy free alternative.
Add about 4-6 ice cubes, if desired and blend about 2 minutes.
Pour into a large glass...
Look how rich and decadent this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is!!!
Do you like NICE CREAM?
There is nothing like a creamy frosty healthy dessert-treat to get you through these steamy hot days. Nice cream is made with a base of frozen bananas. Bananas are naturally sweet and we have found that you don't have to add much or very little sweetener to make it sweet. Be sure to try our Matcha Banana Strawberry Ice Cream Cups or our Mocha Banana Ice Cream
Did you know that you can use frozen bananas in baked desserts. You are going to love our Magic Matcha Bars, and Almost Diet Nutella Banana Bread
It is hot everywhere (well maybe except for Australia at the moment) and that is exactly why you need something cool and healthy to get you through your day that you can make in less than 5 minutes. We are completely addicted to these little wonders.
No Added Sugar
There is no added sugar in these smoothies. We like just the delicate sweetness from the banana and the natural sweetness from the natural peanut butter. Sometimes, we like to use almond butter in our smoothie and this is a great alternative for those with peanut allergies. However, any nut butter of choice would work well here. We used unsweetened cocoa powder in our mix. If you like your smoothie sweeter, you could add a little date paste/syrup, coconut sugar or add a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream if you need a big sugar rush.
Keep your Spleen Qi Flowing
Our Chinese Medicine teacher is reading this recipe right now she is cringing. Eating ice, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, is not good for your spleen qi. In Chinese medicine it is believed that you should drink fluids at room temperature to stay healthy. Check out our Feed Your Spleen: Nourish Your Body post with meal planning to refresh your memory.
We adhere to this most generally. However, sometimes when the temperatures soar high and the humidity level is 100%, I need to just cool off and room temperature drinks don't quite cut it. My only warning to you is that if you decide to add some ice to your smoothly to get it that nice thick and frozen texture just beware of brain freeze. Sip it slowly.
You can certainly make this smoothie with room temperature bananas and skip the ice and it is still super delicious. Another option to make your smoothie super thick, low carb and keto friendly without adding frozen bananas or ice is to add in Homemade Whipped Coconut Cream. It makes your smoothies super rich, thick and delicious.
Alternatively, you can opt to make our sugar free Banana Spring Rolls that are made in the air fryer so it won't heat up your house in the hot summer months. Enjoy them warm out of the air fryer.
How are you staying cool this summer?
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Easy Coconut Chai Iced Tea Latte
Honey Cardamom Cantaloupe Sorbet
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana peeled and chopped
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened (can substitute with any milk or dairy free milks of choice)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
HEAPING tablespoon creamy or 1.5 tablespoons (substitute natural almond butter or any nut butter you like)
- 1.5 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4-6 ice cubes (omit if you have a weak spleen qi)
- Place in the blender banana, almond milk, peanut butter (or nut butter substitute) unsweetened cocoa powder and ice cubes. First put it on the ice crush mode and then when the ice is chopped well turn to the blend/smoothie function on your blender until smooth and creamy.
- Pour Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies into tall glasses and grab a straw and enjoy.
GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) says
I have never visited Hong Kong, what an oversight, it looks amazing. I am sure my children would love this smoothie when they come home from school. I will have to give it a go 🙂
Fresh and filling, yum! ^_^
This looks fabulous and I pinned it so I do not forget about it! How to stay cool... well the hottest we get is between 90 and 100 degrees F based upon heat index. Since it does not last real long for us I am okay since we have air conditioning. If we didn't then I guess I would be more concerned. But I do not use the oven since we do not want to heat up the house just to have to cool it down again.
I love a guilt free way to cool off! Especially when it's a yummy chocolate smoothie. Our heatwave has finally broken...and it was cool outside this morning. What a treat!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I stay cool because its winter. 🙂
I love chocolate and peanut butter but have never tried it in a smoothie. Well done!
Healthy World Cuisine says
Hello Maureen, One of my Auzzie friends came to visit 2 weeks ago and the heat and humidity was a huge shock to her system coming from the land of Oz. Maybe we can remember this recipe 6 months from now and I will come and visit you. Have a super week and take care, BAM
Air conditioning is a wonderful invention 🙂 This smoothie has my hubby's name written all over it ... if he's a good boy, I'll make him one 😉
I've made something similar with chocolate fro-yo! Not so healthy, but oh so yummy 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Purely.. Kay says
I could definitely use one of these right now. And I definitely could have used this last week when we had a heat wave. But this looks delish. And I love the almond milk inside this
Perfect! It's been so hot here lately...we've finally had a break from the heat here the last couple days. The AC has actually been off and the windows are open. We were running the AC full blast 24/7 there for a couple weeks! Nice change! Love your photos BTW... xo
It was so hot here last week that when I got into the shower, steam came off the top of my head....really it did. Now this I could smoothie I could sit and really enjoy. It reminds me of my favorite little treat, the mini Reese's peanut butter cups only better.
We've finally got window AC units installed in the bedroom & a big one in the kitchen - ugly as all get out but so necessary this summer if only to get rid of the humidity. I have to say I really haven't been doing much cooking though.
This looks delicious...I could go for one right now. My husband has a smoothie every morning, and put spinach and kale it in - he loves it though!
Bam, this smoothie looks like my DREAM. I <3 peanut butter and bananas and with chocolate..this just sounds dreamy!
Subha Subramanian says
Delicious.........Love ur smoothie.....Perfect thickness too.................good one....
Norma Chang says
My 3 favorite foods in one tall glass, love the idea. Our heatwave is over for now, but it's only July, who knows what August will bring. I hear you about the room temp fluids for good health, but when it is steamy, I need something ice cold. My mother would never drink an iced drink but she will eat ice cream, go figure.
Andrew Harvard says
We enjoy something similar each morning 🙂