When you see that a Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is part of my Meal Prep Smoothies line up, you might be thanking the heavens for allowing one of the most decadent flavor combinations into your diet. Chocolate and peanut butter are a dream combo, and with this smoothie, you get to indulge in that without the guilt (even if it tastes like a milkshake). The secret to this smoothie lies within a hidden ingredient that provides not only its creaminess, but also some health benefits. What’s that secret ingredient?
What makes this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie unlike any other is the addition of avocado. After it’s all blended up, you can’t even taste it, and you can’t even see the green at all. Believe me, I gave this to my twin girls and my husband and they didn’t even know there was avocado inside.
If you are on the keto diet, you may be used to chocolate and avocado desserts, but if you have never tried it before, be assured that this combination is one to love. Since the keto diet is all about low-carb and high fat, the avocado provides healthy fats from the omega-3 fatty acids. The avocado also provides a creamy texture without having to add bananas, which are not part of keto due to the carbohydrates.
Another ingredient with healthy fats is the peanut butter. Peanut butter is also great for giving a boost of energy, and let’s not forget that it has that indulgent flavor that can make you feel like you’re drinking a milkshake. In fact, you can also drink this as a dessert and not have to worry about tons of sugar in the evening.
If you prefer a little sweetness, you can add 1 teaspoon of honey, but honestly, I think it tastes great just as it is!
Aside from the flavor, another thing that I love about this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is that it’s so easy and convenient to make. It barely requires any prep as the most you have to cut is an avocado. I like to use real peanut butter in this smoothie to keep it higher in healthy fats, but you can also use peanut butter powder if you want to keep the fat down.
For my smoothies, I’ve been using a NutriBullet (affiliate link) lately as it’s so much easier to manage and clean when I’m just making a smoothie for myself.
Meal Prep Tips
I have a variety of smoothie recipes that can help you develop a smoothie meal prep. I can get tired of the same flavors every single morning, which is why I like to switch it up. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is a great contrast from drinking fruit-flavored smoothies.
To meal prep, I find that mason jars are a convenient way to keep the ingredients together and ready to be added quickly to a blender, but you can also use freezer bags or other containers. Just make sure to keep the almond milk out of the freezer and add it when you’re ready to blend.
Sometimes the mornings can be so rushed, and skipping out on breakfast can leave you feeling depleted by lunch and with more room to overeat. But since blending a smoothie can literally take less than 1 minute, there is no excuse not to have a healthy breakfast.
- ½ avocado
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1½ cups almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tsp. honey optional for sweetness
- Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth