This peanut butter chocolate banana protein smoothie tastes like a dream and only takes a few minutes to make. It is the perfect on-the-go breakfast!
Protein Powder Recommendation
This is a quick and easy protein powder recipe I regularly turn to for a protein boost (sometimes I don’t always get as much as I should). Lately, I’ve been using Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Collagen Chocolate Protein Powder. In addition to being a good protein supplement, it has done great things for my skin and digestion. I highly recommend it!
Banana Hints & Tips
Frozen Bananas: I started making this recipe because I had a bunch of bananas that were very ripe. Instead of letting them go bad, I sliced them up, put them in baggies, threw them in the freezer and used them in smoothies. Viola! No more wasted bananas. Obviously, you can also buy pre-frozen bananas at the store.
No Frozen Bananas? No Problem!: One fresh banana plus one cup of ice can be substituted for one frozen banana.
Show Your Blender Some Love: If you are freezing your own bananas, cut them into small slices so your blender doesn’t have to work so hard. Let large pieces of frozen banana thaw for a few minutes before blending them up. Your smoothie will still be plenty creamy and your blender will thank you.
Smoothie Hints & Tips
60 Second Smoothie Prep: For anyone who is always sprinting out the door in the morning (like me), you can turn your 5 minute smoothie prep into a 60 second smoothie prep. Just put all the ingredients except for the frozen banana in your blender or bullet the night before and store in the fridge. In the morning, simply dump the frozen banana slices in the blender/bullet, blend for 30-60 seconds and enjoy your smoothie in record time.
Add-Ons: Show you digestion a little TLC and add a tablespoon or two of chia seeds to your smoothie.
Another Smoothie to Try: Like breakfast smoothies? You’ll love this three ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Strawberry Smoothie! It takes 2 minutes to make and is so delicious!
See How the Smoothie is Made
Tools & Equipment
Although I have a nice big blender courtesy of my mother (thanks mom!), I tend to use a little bullet/personal blender when making my morning smoothies. I purchased it on a whim and it has held up shockingly well for about six months now. It is compact, quick and easy. I save my big blender for serious business like making batches of margaritas.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup banana, sliced and frozen (see note 1)
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, (see note 2)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 – 1 cup almond milk, (see note 3)
- mini chocolate chips, optional
- Prep Ingredients: Put all ingredients into a blender or bullet.
- Blend Ingredients: Blend ingredients for 30-60 seconds or until smoothie is smooth and creamy.
- Pour & Top: Pour up your smoothie and top with mini chocolate chips (optional).