Recipe Highlight: Peanuts & Peanut Butter
Delicious Peanut Butter & Chocolate Smoothie
This is the most delicious plant based chocolate smoothie I have ever had! Most similar to a milkshake but without the ice cream! This can be a meal replacement for most as it can be over 500 calories, making it a perfect breakfast, lunch, or post workout shake! But the calories can be reduced to about 383 if cocoa powder is used rather than chocolate soy milk. As with any smoothie, I recommend you drink this smoothie slow over 1 hour so your body has time to process the carbs.
- 10 oz Chocolate Soy Milk (if you would like to remove added sugar replace with almond milk and 1 tbsp cocoa powder)
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter/Other Nut Butter (make sure your peanut butter has 1 ingredient; peanuts)
- 1 whole Banana
- 1/2 cup Ice
- Add all ingredients to blender. Blend for 10-20 seconds!
This Smoothie Contains: 518 Calories, 64 grams of carbs, 22 grams of fats, 18 grams of protein and NO cholesterol (Alt with cocoa powder and almond milk: 383 calories, 20.1 grams of fats, 12.4 grams of protein, and NO cholesterol) See: Benefits of Cocoa Powder Protein Additions: These additions will increase calories in this already high calorie smoothie! If you would like more protein and are focusing on plant based foods, add 3 tbsp of flaxseeds which equates to about 5.7 grams of protein. Or add hemp, soy, or Orgain brand protein powders for an added 15-25 grams of protein. I do recommend adding a protein powder as this can help bump you into the optimal ranges which is important even if you are a meat eater. OR Vegetarians can consider whey or egg proteins as well to increase protein intakes.