We are excited to share our chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie ready to drink in 5 min. This blend is not only delicious but also nutritious. It is a great source of calcium, healthy fats, phytosterols, protein, Vitamins B, C, E, zinc, magnesium, copper, potassium, fiber, and iron. If you like chocolate combined with bananas, then you will like our chocolate cake that is no-bake, with no flour, no eggs, no microwave, and no catch.
Ingredients For Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Vanilla sesame milk
We use sesame milk vanilla flavored for this recipe. It is raw, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly milk that is really healthy. It has as much calcium as cow’s milk. This milk has healthy fats and phytosterols. It is also rich in protein, Vitamin E, zinc, magnesium, copper, and iron. Sesame milk is anti-inflammatory, reduces pain and swelling, regulates blood pressure and cholesterol, builds healthy blood, and promotes collagen and elastin. It has a smooth texture and makes the smoothie runny and pleasant. The flavor is rich so we add up some water to the smoothie. You can also add ice instead of water. Or nothing other than the milk.
We use bananas for our smoothie to add sweetness. The vanilla sesame milk is flavored but it is not really sweet. Bananas are a great smoothie ingredient that blends really well. They are rich in potassium, Vitamins B and C, fiber, protein, and magnesium.
We use cocoa powder in this smoothie to give it a chocolate flavor. It is really healthy and one of the main reasons we read to eat dark chocolate. Cocoa powder is a good source of minerals, including iron, magnesium, zinc, and manganese. It also has fiber. Check our Amazon link for the best type of cocoa powder to rip its most benefits. It needs to be non-alkalized.
Peanut butter has nutrient-dense properties. Some people have allergies and some are afraid of the high-calorie count. But if you don’t have allergies try adding this nutrient food to your diet in small quantities. It is rich in protein, Vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. It is a heart-healthy ingredient to include in a diverse diet. My kids sometimes spoon-eat it, so be careful not to overeat it.
We like our peanut butter to be made out of peanuts only. In the stores, there are machines now where you can put nuts and the machines make them into butter. It is a great way to get peanut butter. We tried peanut butter and almond butter that way and it is just delicious and fresh. Check out our Amazon link to a peanut butter example. All it has in the ingredient list is “organic peanuts” and that is what you want to eat. There is no sugar, salt, or oil added.
Plain Water For Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
We love plain water. Check our post about water to learn more about why it is so healthy to drink water. We use plain water to make this chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie more fluid and runny. Without the extra liquid, it is richer. If you prefer thicker and richer smoothies you can either omit the water or reduce the quantity. You can also use ice for the smoothie. It brings a colder and thicker taste as well. It all comes down to your taste. I like the smoothie with extra water so I get more liquids during the day. However, my kids like the smoothie without water enjoying the thicker smooth chocolate texture.
Get Ingredients Online
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How We Came About Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Juicing and Blending
We also wrote some blogs on blending and juicing. We believe both juicing and blending is a healthy addition to our diets. Check our blogs to learn more about how smoothies and juicing can boost your overall health.
- Differences between juicing and blending
- Both drinking freshly squeezed juices and smoothies are healthy
- Best way and time to consume fruits
Blender is one of our main kitchen appliances. It gives us a nutritious snack in minutes. My kids get hungry often, so having a blender sometimes is a lifesaver. In some cases, it is easier to make a smoothie rather than cut-up fresh fruit for them. I just throw several healthy ingredients into the blender and here it is – a delicious and healthy snack for the kiddos. If you don’t own a blender, then you can use a food processor.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup sesame milk vanilla flavor
- 1 medium banana
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- Wash hands with soap and water. Check out our article about how to wash hands properly
- Gather all ingredients
- Scrub 1 banana with a clean vegetable brush under running water.
- Combine in a blender 1 cup raw vanilla sesame milk, 1 peeled banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2 tsp cocoa powder, and 1 cup water
- Blend for 1-2 minutes until all the ingredients are blended thoroughly and smoothed. If you don't blend well there will be chunks from the banana.
- We use fresh fruit for this smoothie. You can also use frozen.
- We use plain water for this recipe. Feel free to use any other liquid to make the smoothie more fluid. For example, coconut water, almond milk, cow’s milk. You can also not use any additional liquid and just leave it with the sesame milk. This will give you richer flavor and texture.
- We use a blender for this recipe. You can also try using a food processor, hand mixer, or anything that will blend all the ingredients together really well.
- The serving of this recipe is 1 smoothie of 20 oz. You can reduce the water for a thicker smoothie that will yield less total oz. The nutrient values will remain the same.
- You can also use ice for the smoothie to thicken the texture
- Shake the sesame milk well prior using it
- We are extremely excited to announce we are now using the saferecipeguide.org guidelines to make our recipe safe-friendly. We will slowly be incorporating the safe recipe guidelines into our recipe instructions!
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