Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

With bananas and oatmeal too.  But really, I just couldn’t put all of that in the title.  It would start getting out of control. And nobody wants that.

Besides, the chocolate and peanut butter are really the most important parts.  A healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie is pretty awesome all on it’s own.  But adding bananas and oats to it really makes it a full meal, rather than just glorified chocolate milk.  I made this smoothie for lunch every single day last week, and only stopped because I had to get my leaky blender fixed.  Guess what I made the day I got it back.  I love this smoothie, as does my three year old – he stole most of mine the other day and I had to make another one.

 

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Just like with my oatmeal orange smoothie, you can’t taste the oats as long as you really blend it well.  The trick is to grind up the oats in the blender first until they’re powdery, and then add the rest of the ingredients and blend them together.  I also use frozen bananas in this smoothie to get that creamy milkshake consistency that makes a healthy meal feel like a treat.  All the chocolatey flavour is from unsweetened cocoa powder, and I add just a bit of honey to sweeten it up a little.

I should probably have some form or Mother’s Day recipe for you today I guess, not just a smoothie.  But this week kind of got away from me. It’s already Friday.  I don’t even know how that happened.  Everyone in the house was sick this week, which is always fun.  We had a huge blizzard on Wednesday, so that was kind of crazy, waking up to 6 inches of snow – and then it KEPT snowing all day long.  I did get a nice picture of my tulips covered in snow though, so there’s that.  At least it won’t last long, but still.  Plus, everything I tried to bake to post for Mother’s Day was a complete failure.  Fail after fail this week.  I don’t know what was going on.  Just one of those weeks I suppose.  Where life got in the way of my little hobby here – the nerve!

 

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Oh well, if the dessert I made for Mother’s Day is actually good and not a big fat failure, I’ll share that with you next week!  If not, well, I can just chalk it up to a bad week and move on.  We all have those sometimes.

And in the meantime, there’s chocolate peanut butter smoothies.  That can’t fail.

Have a great weekend everybody – if you’re looking for a terrific brunch recipe for Sunday, here’s a couple of my favourites:

Fluffy Cinnamon Buns

Chocolate Orange Sweet Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake with a Salted Caramel Glaze

 

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie - A healthy and filling chocolate peanut butter smoothie, with bananas and oatmeal as well for a full meal!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

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Ingredients

1/3 cup rolled oats
2 frozen bananas
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  1. Place the rolled oats in a blender, and process until they are well ground. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth!
  2. Enjoy!

Notes

Source: Bake.Eat.Repeat. original.

http://bakeeatrepeat.ca/chocolate-peanut-butter-smoothie-recipe/

 

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Comments

    • stacey says

      Everyone else is on the mend now, I’m still fighting it – but a weekend with lots of sleep helped a lot! Thanks Kelly!

  1. says

    Where are you? I’m in Calgary and we had snowflakes last week-end, but not actual sticking-around snow…that just seems unfair in May! This smoothie looks delicious! Love that you added oats in there, they give smoothies so much more ‘staying power’ for me!

    • stacey says

      It’s completely unfair right?! I’m near Edmonton, but evidently even Edmonton didn’t get as much as we did, so just lucky I guess! It wasn’t totally melted until Sat – so bizarre. And yes the oats definitely give smoothies more staying power – I find it’s actually a meal for me then! Thanks Denise!

    • stacey says

      Yeah, that happens here, but it’s still always annoying just when you think spring is here to stay! Oh well, it’s gone now and I can think about summer and flowers! And chocolate always helps!

  2. says

    Seriously snow? Come on now!! Canada needs to realize that it’s Spring now. They obviously didn’t get the memo. This smoothie looks delicious! I love that you added all of those yummy ingredients…yum pb, oatmeal, chocolate and bananas. Perfect!! :)

    • stacey says

      Haha, well some of Canada did, just not Alberta. It’s why we never plant our flowers till the end of May, even when it’s nice you may lose them to a late snowstorm. This one was pretty crazy though, there was a LOT of snow! Oh well, it’s gone now and hopefully that’ll be the end of it! Thanks Cyndi!

    • stacey says

      Yeah, crazy hey? But that’s Alberta for you, random snowstorms when it should be spring! Oh well, it’s gone now!

  3. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    This is the perfect way to sneak in oatmeal for breakfast! And I am addicted to the whole chocolate and peanut butter combo!

    • stacey says

      Haha, yeah May is just too late for snow. It’s gone now, but still! Chocolate and peanut butter always helps!

  4. says

    That picture of Tulip is so pretty Stacey! but really it needs to stop snowing now at your place! :/ We have all had those days/weeks where nothing works so don’t worry about it! Next week will definitely be better! Till then we can all enjoy with Chocolate & PB smoothie, that’s something one can never go wrong with! Have a wonderful weekend dear!

    • stacey says

      I seriously should have stuck to smoothies this week Manali – but no, I decided to try all sorts of things and so many fails! Oh well, next week! And yes, the snow needs to stop, but it’s mostly gone now, and I don’t think it killed any of my flowers, so no biggie! If all my fruit trees have no fruit this fall though I’m going to be disappointed – that’s usually the problem with these late snows! Thanks Manali! Have a great weekend!

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