Winter appears to have bypassed Southern California. Temps have been in the upper 80s, and I have found myself craving things like ice cream and milkshakes. But since both of those options will likely leave me with a sugar coma and a stomach ache, I settled for the next best thing: a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie.
This smoothie is made with unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk, banana and peanut butter. That’s it. All the sweetness from the smoothie comes from the banana and you get an extra dose of potassium as well. Win-win.
I ended up using crunchy peanut butter in this smoothie but creamy would work just as well. Or if you want your smoothie to be extra chocolate-y, perhaps some Dark Chocolate Dreams PB?
This is the perfect smoothie for when those chocolate cravings strike or you just want something a little sweet. Throw in some kale or spinach if a green smoothie is more your style.
1 small frozen banana, chopped
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
6 oz unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
Place all your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.