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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Smoothie

I was going to make a super standard  peanut butter banana smoothie, but then I discovered some leftover chocolate chips next to the peanut butter in the pantry. Don’t ask me how chocolate chips survived in my cupboard for more than 10 minutes. I consider this a good omen of the year to come.

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The chocolate chips add nice textural interest and a little goes a long way. I only had about 2 tbsp of chocolate chips on hand, but that was enough to make two servings of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Smoothie. I also used a little bit of vanilla extract because vanilla tastes like baking.

This feels like a “winter smoothie” to me, if there is such a thing. It’s comforting and creamy even though it’s dairy free. Next time, I might toss in a tbsp or two of oatmeal to make it even more hearty.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Smoothie
 
Serves: 2 servings
Prep time:
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Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix on high until blended.

 

10 Comments

  1. I’m going through a bit of a smoothie phase at the moment so I’ll have to try this (I’ve just remembered some chocolate chips I’d hidden away so I’ll have to dig them out).

  2. Just made this and it’s fabulous! I love the subtle sweetness and the texture the chocolate chips adds. So thick and creamy! I miiiiiiight have to make this again later tonight! Five stars for sure.

  3. Wondering if you think we could use “carob” chips in this recipe, we are trying so hard to begin to week out chocolate from our diet for many reasons, and I’d love to try this smoothie.

    • Jasmine Lukuku says

      I personally wouldn’t use carob, but that is because I don’t think carob tastes very good. I’m curious about your reasons for avoiding chocolate. I’m currently developing a whole website dedicated to consumer education about chocolate and how it can be healthy and ethical as well as delicious. If you are avoiding the added sugar, you could use roasted cocoa nibs.

    • Jasmine Lukuku says

      I haven’t measured the volume. I just split it between two people. I would guess about 8oz per person.

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