Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie
Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, dessert or post work out. It’s often my treat after a km or 2 at the pool.
It’s a thick, rich, sweet soft serve smoothie, with the crunch of chia and raw cacao nibs. Plus it’s dairy free! I eat it with the same spoon I use to measure the peanut butter, so that every mouthful has some creamy nut butter in it.
2 small or 1 super large banana, pre peeled and frozen
1 cup of chilled rice milk
1-2 tablespoons raw cacao
1 very generous tablespoon peanut butter
*optional 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
- Garnish with whatever you have on hand – fresh banana, chia seeds, raw cacao nibs, peanut butter, crushed peanuts etc.
Yields: 1 serve. 2 if you are more generous than I am.
Time: 1 -2 minutes
Tips and Notes
This is why you never throw out super ripe bananas, they make for beautiful smoothies. P.S the more ripe your banana, the sweeter this is.
You can substitute the rice milk for any other plant based milk that is fairly neutral in taste.
I use peanut butter that is just peanuts and has no added oils, salt, fat, sugar etc. The ingredients list just states “peanuts”.
Go for raw cacao over cocoa if you can. It’s less processed and you know there is no hidden sugars or dairy.
I will tell you a secret – I hate raw cacao nibs – on their own, but in this they provide a gorgeous crunch to break up the rich creamy texture.
For a nut free version, replace the peanut butter with a nut free paste.