Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

Fact: I love making smoothies for breakfast as much as I love baking muffins. And considering how many muffin recipes I’ve shared over the years on the blog, you know that’s a lot of love!

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I am not a morning person, but I do believe that breakfast is an important way to start my day. This is why I love making smoothies so much – in just a few short minutes I’ve turned a bunch of ingredients into a complete meal that I can pour into a travel cup and get out the door. You can turn pretty much anything into a smoothie – fruit, veggies, nuts, dairy, oats, tofu, seeds – which means the flavour combinations are endless. And as long as you include some protein, fibre, and healthy fats, you’ll have yourself a breakfast that will keep you energized through lunch.

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Over the years, I’ve perfected my go-to breakfast smoothie. I love this smoothie because a) it has peanut butter and chocolate (the best flavour combination ever!), b) includes ingredients that I always have on hand, and c) did I mention it tastes like peanut butter cups? Seriously though, this is a deliciously simple smoothie that even the kids will love, with no added sugars, no need for protein powder, and plenty of calcium, protein, and fibre. Heck, this smoothie is so darn tasty you could even make it for a healthy dessert – and if you use frozen bananas, it will taste like a milkshake. Yum!

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Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

serves 1 for a meal, 2 for a snack

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and now you can enjoy them for breakfast! With bananas, yogurt, and chia seeds, this healthy breakfast could even double for a delicious dessert. And it’s one that the kids will definitely love too!

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  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup milk, dairy or non (I’m on a cashew milk kick)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, regular or Greek
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tsp chia seeds (use more for a thicker smoothie)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • splash of vanilla

 

1. Combine all ingredients in your favourite blending machine (I love my Blendtec). Whiz around until smooth and creamy. The smoothie will thicken as the chia absorbs some of the liquid.

 

Note: Looking to up your veggie intake? Baby spinach blends into this smoothie with ease – you won’t even notice it’s there!

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What’s your go-to smoothie recipe?

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4 Comments on “Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie”

  1. March 27, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    we are similar sould. smoothies and baking muffins pretty much are the two main joys in the kitchen. this smoothie is so great i can see why its your default. cocoa, banana and peanut butter plus the extras ❤ a lot of times i add instant coffee granules for a kick!

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