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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well May. 19. 2020
Beverages

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

May. 19. 2020
Beverages
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of NS and Creator of The Method

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is a delicious and easy way to nourish your body any time of the day!

Need I say more? But seriously, this classic combination of flavors is super satisfying, and beyond simple to whip together. Odds are, you have all of these pantry staples on hand already, so you’re free to enjoy this easy peanut butter banana smoothie whenever the mood strikes!

The star of this recipe is peanut butter, and here’s why: it has protein, potassium, and fiber, making it a nutrient-rich addition to any meal or a tasty snack.

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Protein:

We all know peanut butter for its protein content — 2 tablespoons will give you about 8g of protein. Protein is especially important because it’s involved in digestive health, rebuilding tissue and muscle, energy, hormonal production, immune health as antibodies, enzymes, structure, and storage/transportation of other molecules. Protein is part of every single cell in our body.

Fiber:

Peanut butter is a good source of both types of fiber — soluble and insoluble. Fiber is important for so many reasons. Digestive health, lowered cholesterol, lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes, and even prevention of some cancer.

Potassium:

Banana is a great source of potassium, an important mineral in the human body that regulates a healthy balance of fluids in the body. It’s also an important mineral in having a healthy heart as it helps you maintain healthy blood pressure.

Optimizer Option:

Like with all smoothies, boost the protein content by adding your favorite plant-based protein powder. Here, chocolate is my go-to.

Trying It?

If you make this healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, I want to see how it turns out! Submit your photo directly on this post in the comments section below, and share on Instagram by tagging @nutritionstripped #nutritionstripped. Happy blending!

The Recipe

Serves 1

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Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons organic peanut butter

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 frozen banana

Directions:

Step 1

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add ice to chill and adjust to texture preference. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop. Store in the fridge for up to 8 hours.

Can’t wait to see you try it!

Did you know that you can submit your own photo of whatever recipe you make from NS? Scroll down to the bottom right and you’ll see a section for you to show off your creations from home! Share your image on Instagram too by tagging #nutritionstripped!

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