This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie made with a delicious combination of bananas, oats, peanut butter, and cocoa powder tastes like dessert but is healthy enough to have for breakfast or a post-workout snack. Jump to Recipe
391 CALORIES 56g CARBS 14g FAT 17g PROTEIN
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Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe
This peanut butter cup smoothie tastes just like that popular candy, but without all the extra sugar. It’s a delicious way to start your day with a sweet and healthy breakfast smoothie! Peanut butter lovers also need to try this Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Oat Bars.
One of the best ways that I’ve found to curb those sugar cravings is to make a smoothie that tastes just like the candy I’m craving. For me, that’s peanut butter cups. I know it’s cliche, but peanut butter and chocolate really are a match made in heaven!
Instead of grabbing a few super-high calorie candy cups, I fuel my body with protein and fiber. Talk about feeling satisfied! The oats, chia seeds, and peanut butter all fill me up. I will try to share some ideas of things you can eat with this recipe later on, but I usually just enjoy it by itself. I get full from just one smoothie!
This makes a fantastic post-workout recovery drink too. The protein helps repair the muscles you used, and the bananas give you that energy your body is craving. You are going to really love this recipe. You won’t crave candy after drinking it!
What You’ll Need for Peanut Butter Cup Smoothies
I’ve used all of these ingredients in some form or another in smoothies before. Keep them in your pantry so you never run out of ideas and things you can make.
- Oatmeal: I used rolled oats, but you can use any type of oatmeal, even quick-cooking since you’re pureeing it.
- Chia Seeds: These give your smoothie extra fiber and healthy fats. Chia seeds are a great source of Omega 3’s and many health benefits.
- Bananas: They need to be very ripe. If you don’t know if you will use your bananas in time, you can mash the super-ripe bananas into an ice cube tray. Then, you’ll have banana ice cubes for your smoothie!
- Cauliflower Florets: I suggest using frozen cauliflower florets. It will save you a bunch of time if you just buy a bag of frozen cauliflower florets from the store.
- Almond Milk: Use unsweetened almond milk in this recipe. If you use vanilla almond milk, you don’t have to add more vanilla to the smoothie.
- Greek Yogurt: This ingredient gives the smoothie its thick texture. Always use plain, nonfat yogurt. You can use regular yogurt or even dairy-free coconut yogurt.
- Peanut Butter: Natural peanut butter is always the healthiest choice. Use smooth peanut butter in smoothies.
- Cocoa Powder: Any kind of unsweetened cocoa powder will taste amazing! Try dark cocoa powder for a richer taste.
- Vanilla Extract: Real vanilla extract gives a more rich flavor than artificial.
Note: For a complete list of ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make this peanut butter and chocolate smoothie, take a look at the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!
What To Serve With Smoothies
Trust me; you will be so full from one smoothie that you won’t feel like eating anything else.
If you want to make this a part of your breakfast, maybe drink half of it and serve some scrambled eggs or low-carb flaxseed meal pancakes with it.
This is a perfect breakfast meal replacement smoothie!
Recipe Tips And Ideas
Follow these tips to make sure that this smoothie turns out smooth and tasty every single time!
- Add some cinnamon on top – just a tiny sprinkle. It will bring out the richness of the chocolate.
- Make sure the bananas you use are very ripe. If they are not mature enough, they won’t puree very well.
- Cut this recipe in half if you are making a smoothie just for yourself.
- Replace the peanut butter with your favorite nut or seed butter. It tastes delicious with cashew butter and sun butter!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers…
How do I make this smoothie taste sweeter?
I would recommend adding in a bit of sweetener if the smoothie is not sweet enough for you.
Some of the healthiest sweeteners are honey or maple syrup. You only need a small squirt of it since bananas and peanut butter already have a naturally sweet flavor!
How much protein is in this peanut butter smoothie?
Each 3/4-cup smoothie has 8g of protein in it. Add more with protein powder, hemp seeds, or pasteurized egg whites.
Can I add more protein to the smoothie?
Yes, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to this smoothie. This will make it even healthier as a meal-replacement smoothie. If the protein powder makes it too thick, add a little more almond milk.
Can I leave the cauliflower florets out of the smoothie?
The cauliflower adds important fiber, minerals, and other nutrients, and you can’t taste them in the smoothie. That being said, it is totally fine if you want to leave them out.
You might have to add a little more banana to make the smoothie thicker without the cauliflower.
What else can I add to the peanut butter cup smoothie?
A popular ingredient to add to chocolate smoothies is avocado. People love that it blends in really well and doesn’t have much taste. It also adds some valuable, healthy fats that your body needs.
Make sure only to add a few tablespoons of avocado! You might have to use a little more almond milk since the avocado will make it thick.