Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie! A healthy smoothie recipe packed with protein and greens that tastes like a peanut butter cup! Plus it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!

Front view of two glasses of chocolate peanut butter smoothie.


This is, hands down, the best healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe. I drink one every day (no I’m not exaggerating) alongside my favorite peanut butter banana baked oatmeal or cottage cheese pancakes!

If you’ve been around here for a while, it’s no surprise that my favorite smoothie tastes like a peanut butter cup. In my humble opinion, there is no greater flavor combination than chocolate and peanut butter.

I have spent years drinking this chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie, and to me, it is perfection in a glass. It’s easy to make in less than 5 minutes, and is loaded with protein and nutrients so you feel full all morning long.

front view of a glass of chocolate peanut butter smoothie with cocoa nibs on top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie: Ingredients & Substitutions 

  • Almond Milk. Any non-dairy or regular dairy milk works very well in this recipe! I love using a coconut almond milk blend.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder. I use Orgain chocolate protein powder because it’s my favorite in both taste and nutrition! However, feel free to substitute your favorite variety.
  • Peanut Butter Powder. Regular peanut butter can be substituted for the peanut butter powder, however it will increase the total amount of calories.
  • Greens. I typically use 3 cups spinach, 1 cup kale. However you can play with the ratios and types of greens used to suit your tastes.
overhead view showing how to make a chocolate peanut butter smoothie in a vitamix blender

How to make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This chocolate peanut butter green smoothie is very easy to make. Simply add all the ingredients to the container of a Vitamix blender (or another high-powered blender), blend and enjoy. Here are a few tips to create the perfect smoothie every time.

Use Frozen ingredients. If you like super cold, creamy, thick smoothies then I suggest storing your greens and bananas in the freezer. Using frozen fruits and vegetables results in an ultra-creamy consistency without adding ice, which can water down the flavor.

Use a VitamixNo one wants to have to chew their smoothie! Using a high-powered blender is absolutely crucial if you plan on drinking smoothies as a regular part of your healthy lifestyle! I use my Vitamix multiple times every day, and couldn’t live without it in my kitchen! Check out my Vitamix Buying Guide to determine which model is right for YOU!

front view of a chocolate peanut butter green smoothie blending in a Vitamix blender

Drink immediately. This chocolate peanut butter green smoothie is best enjoyed right away! When I was a teacher I would blend it up before I left for the gym/work, and put it in a cup that was made to keep drinks cold (like this).

It lasted really well in that travel cup because it was kept cold! Just don’t leave it out at room temperature too long before drinking!

Overhead view of a chocolate peanut butter smoothie in the Vitamix blender after blending

Store/Freeze

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie can be refrigerated for up to two days or frozen for around 2 months, although I suggest drinking it immediately.

To freeze, pour the smoothie mixture into a silicone tray (like an ice cube tray or these souper cube trays) and store for up to 2 months.

Recipe FAQs

Are green smoothies really that good for you?

Yes! Drinking green smoothies will give you a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It is a great way to incorporate leafy greens into your diet.

How can I thicken a smoothie without a banana?

The best way to get thick smoothies is to use frozen ingredients (especially fruit and greens). Chia seeds also help thicken smoothies.

How can I add protein to my smoothie?

In this healthy peanut butter smoothie, protein powder is the main ingredient that adds extra nutrition, but here are a few suggestions!
Protein Powder. Orgain is my favorite. I am never without both the vanilla and chocolate varieties in my pantry!
Chia Seeds. A nutritional powerhouse, these tiny seeds pack a big protein punch!
Greek Yogurt. When I make smoothies for my kids I almost always add Greek yogurt!
Nut Butters. Peanut butter, almond butter, etc. the sky’s the limit!
Nut Butter Powders. I love it because it tastes amazing, adds protein, is low in calories and easy to clean out of the blender!

Two glasses of chocolate peanut butter smoothie with cocoa nibs on top.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Laura
Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie! A healthy smoothie recipe packed with protein and greens that tastes like a peanut butter cup! Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan!
5 from 11 votes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 293.6
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Add ingredients to the container of a blender (Vitamix) in the order listed.
  • Turn blender on low and slowly increase to high speed.
  • Blend until smooth (about 50-60 seconds)
  • Pour into glass and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Almond milk. Any non-dairy milk or regular dairy milk works very well in this recipe! I love using a coconut almond milk blend!
  • Chocolate Protein Powder. I use  Orgain chocolate protein powder  because it’s my favorite in both taste and nutrition! However, feel free to substitute your favorite variety!
  • Peanut Butter Powder. Regular peanut butter can be substituted for the peanut butter powder, however it will increase the total amount of calories in this peanut butter smoothie!
  • Greens. I typically use 3 cups spinach. However you can use up to 1 cup of kale in place of 1 cup of spinach! 

Store/Freeze

This smoothie can be refrigerated for up to two days or frozen for around 2 months, although I suggest drinking it immediately.

To freeze, pour the smoothie mixture into a silicone tray (like an ice cube tray or these souper cube trays) and store for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Smoothie | Calories: 293.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 1197mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 12200IU | Vitamin C: 51.5mg | Calcium: 800mg | Iron: 7.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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32 Comments

  1. I saw your suggestion to replace banana with frozen spinach and/or chia seeds, but banna is also very sweet. I’d suggest replacing it with a couple dates. Granted, dates have more sugar than a banana, but dates also avoid the slime-factor (which some people like! Exhibit A: tapioca pudding) from chia seeds or the old-flavor of frozen spinach. I’ma try that and see how it goes 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I found your recipe just after experimenting with my own chocolate, peanut butter smoothie this morning. I wondered if there was already a good recipe out there. Surprisingly, what I did was very similar, with a few minor variations. I didn’t use cocoa powder (great idea), rather I used a combined power called Chocolate PB Fit (peanut butter powder) and also added 1 TBS of Adams natural peanut butter. I also added a squirt of Agave for sweating.

    It was awesome. My son, who thinks I’m strange making a green smoothie every morning, gave it a try and said it is the best one he’s tasted so far. High praise.

    Thanks for posting this recipe.

  3. How do you make out your frozen greens? Do you smash them down and pack it or just a loose cup? Mine never looks like yours so I’m thinking I’m not print enough greens in.
    Molly

    1. To be totally honest I probably put a little more greens in my smoothie than the recipe calls for because I like a LOT of greens! 🙂 The amount depends on your personal taste preferences!

  4. I just finished one of these smoothies! I am so happy! I added a glop of Sunbutter and 1 tblsp of Chia seeds to the base recipe. Tastes more like a guilty pleasure than a healthy shake. Thanks for creating and posting!!

  5. 5 stars
    I loved it! I have a store of frozen kale and frozen banana pieces in my freezer so it was nice and thick! I did use regular peanut butter and put just a sprinkle of stevia in as well. Otherwise, followed your recipe. Awesome, I’ll definitely make it again…