Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie


Life has been a bit busy lately. Along with being busy, I have good news!  I am now a Certified Teacher in Family and Consumer Science! I have always been passionate about the importance of good nutrition and forming good habits when you are young.  I am so excited to be able to teach Nutrition classes to high school students, and hopefully make a difference. :D

Studying threw my schedule way off, and now that I am done I’m feeling a huge need to get back on track! My favorite way to begin is with a smoothie…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

You can hardly beat a smoothie that tastes like a treat, but is also healthy.  Combining the right ingredients you can easily create a treat that has great nutritional benefits. This smoothie combines peanut butter, banana, almond milk, cocoa powder, and flax. These ingredients give you protein, potassium, calcium, and fiber. 

I love peanut butter! It contains monounsaturated fat which helps lower triglycerides, good HDL cholesterol and regulate blood insulin levels. Peanut butter is a good source of protein and provides us with niacin, vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorus. It also has antioxidants.

You know Bananas…they are famous as a good source of potassium which, helps maintain normal blood pressure and good bone health.

Flax provides Omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) fatty acids. Omega-3 Fatty acids are also called essential fatty acids because they cannot be produced by our body.  Essential fatty acids are important because they are needed for many functions in our body.  

Omega-3 fatty acids are converted to eicosonoids. Eicosonoids from Omega-3′s are hormone-like compounds that help regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, aid in growth and development of cells, needed for vision and brain development, and maturation of nerves. 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tbsp milled flax
  • 2 tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter, creamy
Instructions
  1. Combine milk, banana, flax, cocoa, and peanut butter in a blender with ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
Notes
Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies

 
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Oh my goodness, you will not believe how delicious this smoothie taste. It is thick, chocolatey with the delicious nutty taste of peanut butter.  It is loaded with great nutrients, protein, and fiber to recharge and keep you full. With the Christmas season here, I’m going to need lots of recharging for baking, decorating, and shopping. :D

 

 

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Comments

  1. Congratulations on your certification! Chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast? Yes, please! This is my go to breakfast. I have a similar one over on my blog. I eat it 4-5 x a week. Photos are great!

    • Thanks Melanie :D You really can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter, right? I’m going to hop on over to check out your smoothie.

  2. Congrats, Cindy! Those are awesome news! Just like this smoothie. I love that it’s healthier too ;)

    • Thanks Consuelo!! There is something about peanut butter and chocolate that are amazing together :D I love the way the flax helps thicken up the smoothie, too.

  3. Congrats! Another great-looking smoothie recipe too!

  4. Congratulations Cindy! What an accomplishment! I absolutely LOVE smoothies, and this one sounds fabulous! I also love that it’s healthy! Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

    • Thanks Kristi :D I am just crazy about smoothies! I love trying new combinations, but peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite.

  5. Wow! Congratulations! That’s such exciting news! What an awesome opportunity for you to have a really meaningful impact on a lot of young lives – so thrilled for you! Oh – and so thrilled for me that I now have this fantastic smoothie recipe! Yep, yep – pinning ASAP! :D

    • Thanks :D I’m very excited to be able to get a classroom. I’m actually hoping to find and nutrition and culinary arts class I can teach. That would be so much fun! We could make healthy smoothies all the time. lol Can you just imagine that?!

  6. Congrats on being certified! How exciting to be teaching nutrition to teenagers. Good luck! This smoothie is definitely very nutritious. Love the almond milk here.

    • Very exciting to be able to teach. I am a bit nervous about the teenager part. Haha I’m gonna need lots of feel good foods like this smoothie to prepare for a day at school.

  7. Congrats on your certification! That is wonderful news Cindy! I love smoothies and this one sounds fabulous with cocoa and peanut butter and love that it’s healthy too! I wouldn’t feel guilty about having dessert for breakfast with this smoothie :) Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great week!

    • Thanks Kelly! I just love chocolate and peanut butter in a smoothie, it’s the kind of stuff that goes perfectly with good news. :D

  8. Congrats to you, big virtual high 5s! This smoothie looks like it would hit the right spot for a afternoon pick me up!

  9. Congratulations!! I found you in twitter and I am so glad I visited your blog. I love your photos. They make me hungry.Peanut butter and banana mix sounds yum.

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