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This healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie is packed full of healthy ingredients but tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! Made with chocolate protein powder, banana and natural peanut butter this will become your go-to breakfast or healthy snack recipe.

healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie in a clear glass with a straw.
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Would I even be a healthy food blogger if I didn’t start off the new year with a healthy protein-packed smoothie recipe? I feel like it’s basically become a tradition for me! With an abundance of smoothie recipes on the blog, it’s hard to believe that there’s a smoothie variation I haven’t shared. But recently as I was digging through the archives I realized I didn’t have a chocolate peanut butter version!

It didn’t take long before it hit my recipe development calendar and soon a fusion of a Wendy’s Frosty and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup smoothie was born. Even better, it’s actually good for you!

So until further notice you will find me and my entire family enjoying this chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie recipe.

Why Make This Recipe:

Other than the fact that this chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe tastes amazing, here are several reasons to make this recipe!

  • Minimal Ingredients – as you’ll see below you only need a couple of ingredients on hand to blend up this recipe.
  • It’s actually good for you! – while this smoothie may taste decadent, it’s actually good for you. It’s sweetened entirely with banana and packs a protein punch.
  • Keeps you full – unlike many breakfasts that can easily cause a carb crash, this healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie has a full serving of protein which will keep you full for hours.
  • Easily enjoyed on the go – If you’re running out the door most mornings you can easily throw this recipe into a blender and bring it in a to-go cup to enjoy on the road.
blender with frozen banana, almond milk, peanut butter, chocolate protein powder and ice

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Ingredients:

  • Frozen Banana – Ideally you would use a very ripe frozen banana. Using a frozen banana gives this smoothie a thicker “ice cream” like flavor.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder – Any chocolate protein powder will work here. I really like the Garden of Life Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Powde
  • Peanut Butter – I prefer to use natural peanut butter in this recipe but use whatever peanut butter or nut butter you have.
  • Non-Dairy Milk – Any non-dairy milk will do but I prefer the flavor of almond milk. Coconut milk, oat milk or even soy milk all work.
  • Ice – this helps to thicken your smoothie

How To Make a Thick Smoothie

For a nice extra thick creamy texture there’s a few things you can do:

  • Reduce your Liquid: If drinking this smoothie with a straw, stick to the 1/2 cup of liquid recommended. However if you prefer to turn this into a smoothie bowl, reduce liquid to a 1/4 cup. It may take a little extra to get the smoothie going in the blender but it will turn out nice and thick and you can eat it with a spoon!
  • Use Frozen Bananas: Peel and store your bananas in the freezer to give your healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie more of a milkshake consistency
  • Use Ice: This is baseline what you should use to thicken your smoothie, but especially if your fruit is not frozen!
  • Add ground flax seeds or chia seeds: both flax and chia seeds are super absorbent so they help thicken up a smoothie. Plus they’re also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
  • Add avocado – for an extra creamy smoothie you can always add in 1/2 an avocado.
thick chocolate smoothie in a blender.

Recipe Substitutions + Variations

  • No chocolate protein powder? No problem! You could also use vanilla protein powder and add roughly 2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder to give your smoothie a chocolatey taste.
  • Make it green – Want to up the nutrition on your chocolate peanut butter smoothie? Add in 1-2 cups of leafy greens. Both spinach and kale work great in this recipe.
  • Swap the nut butter – if you’re allergic to peanuts or don’t have any peanut butter on hand you can sub in any nut butter or seed butter. Cashew butter, Tahini or even Sunflower butter all work great!
  • Add in frozen berries – for a sweet treat and health benefits you can always add in a cup of frozen berries. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries all work great. You may need to add a little bit more liquid to get things moving in the blender!

Storage Instructions

I personally would not recommend prepping this smoothie in advance. The flavors are best when consumed right away. Do remember to freeze your bananas though!

chocolate peanut butter smoothie with drizzled peanut butter in a clear glass.

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This healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie is packed full of healthy ingredients but tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! Made with chocolate protein powder, banana and natural peanut butter this will become your go-to breakfast or healthy snack recipe.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 large ripe + frozen banana
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy or dairy milk)*
  • 12 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (whey or plant-based)
  • optional: 1 tbsp ground flax or chia seeds

*Add less for a smoothie bowl or more for a less thick smoothie.


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy immediately.
thick chocolate peanut butter smoothie in a glass with drizzled peanut butter and a metal straw.

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Hi! I'm Davida and welcome to my corner of the internet. I'm a wellness blogger, yoga teacher, certified herbalist, and green beauty lover.

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