Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

One of the first thoughts I usually have each morning is what I get to eat for breakfast. Sometimes this is my only motivation to actually roll out of bed. This smoothie is for those days when your head tells you to eat healthfully, but your heart says it prefers indulging on something decadent. The PB and chocolate combo is a match made in culinary heaven, and feeling good about consuming it first thing in the morning makes this a no-brainer. Am I alone in this?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis smoothie rivals the likes of a chocolate shake, just with spinach and a heaping helping of unsweetened cocoa powder…two of the greatest superfoods on the planet. If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time, you know that I make every effort to ensure that fiber, fat, and protein are blatantly added in every smoothie. This slows the digestion and absorption of nutrition. Without these, you truly would be drinking a milkshake.

  • Fiber= spinach (check!)
  • Fat= hemp seeds (check!)
  • Protein= peanut butter (check!)

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • Servings: Four, 8oz servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • 1 1/4 cup sweetened almond, coconut, or oat milk
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder (I use Navitas Cacao powder)
  • 3 Tbsp hemp hearts*
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 ripe bananas (fresh is fine, but I like the icy blend of frozen)
  • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs

*I love the creaminess that hemp hearts contribute to smoothies, but flaxseeds or chia seeds act as a good replacement if you don’t have hemp hearts around. They aren’t always easy to find. If you do find them, stock up!

Directions

Add all ingredients in the order given and blend! You may wish to blend the cacao nibs in with your smoothie or add them as a garnish on top. Or both!

Refrigerate left overs in sealed glass jars for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3-6 months.

Photos and Content Copyright © Jaclyn Beaty Nutrition, 2019

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