A while back, when smoothies became my go-to solution for quick, healthy breakfasts and snacks, I posted about my favourite at the time: a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie.
In all it’s glory – rich chocolate creaminess, with the whisper of banana and hint of nuttiness.
What – bananas don’t whisper in your world?? You must listen more closely.
I never really follow a recipe. I tend to be more of on-the-fly kind of smoothie barista. Every day is different.
This time I decided to get it together and pen a quick how-to for future reference.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
1.5 to 2 cups of chocolate almond milk
2 bananas, peeled
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 scoop of protein powder, chocolate or vanilla
Place all ingredients into the blender and tah-dah! Smoothies awesomesauce. Add more or less almond milk, depending on the consistency you prefer. Ditto for using a frozen banana or adding ice to chill. For extra nutty goodness, use crunchy peanut butter.
This smoothie travels well, too. I tend to pour any extras into a mason jar and pop it into the fridge at work for a mid-morning snack. Take it out, give it a shake and it’s good to go maintaining a creamy texture without the over-separation of ingredients.
P.S. I’m not too particular about my protein powders. Anyone have some good suggestions on a vanilla one?