Smoothies often taste just as good as or better than ice cream shakes. However, unlike a cold treat made with ice cream, a smoothie is generally much healthier. Some are made with bananas. This gives it the shake-like thickness and texture. The cold milk and other ingredients give it delectable flavor. Chocolate peanut butter varieties made with bananas are absolutely delicious, and they are very easy to make for breakfast, snacks or desserts. Read on to find out how to make chocolate peanut butter smoothies, and give kids and adults a healthy sweet treat. Consider a few optional additions as well. You can also go to https://www.smoothieinsight.com/ to find more guides.
Necessary Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies
To make two large chocolate peanut butter smoothies you will need two average ripe bananas, two teaspoons of peanut butter, two tablespoons of cocoa powder and two cups of milk. You will also need a blender or drink mixer and about five ice cubes.
These chocolate peanut butter smoothies can be made even healthier by choosing low-fat organic peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder and skim or soy milk. Consider using Walden Farms Peanut Spread instead of peanut butter. It has absolutely no calories and no fat, but it has all of the flavor of regular peanut butter. It is especially tasty in chocolate smoothies, and it can shave off an amazing amount of calories. Also, consider using chocolate soy milk or regular chocolate milk instead of the ordinary variety. It will give the smoothies a richer chocolate flavor.
Make the chocolate smoothies two at a time by combining all of the above ingredients in a blender or drink mixer. Pulse the blender or mixer until the drinks are smooth. Pour the smoothies into two glasses, and serve them immediately with straws.
Optional Sweet and Tasty Additions
Plain peanut butter smoothies can be made even tastier with a few optional additions. If fat and calories are not a concern, cut a few mini peanut butter cups into quarters, and sprinkle them on top of each filled glass.
Would you like to add more chocolate to these delectable peanut butter smoothies? Add chocolate slivers and/or sprinkles. Use a small paring knife to shave a chocolate bar along the edges to create curls. The smoothies will seem more like a rich chocolate ice cream dessert instead of a healthy drink.
For something even fancier, top the smoothies with whipped cream and all of the aforementioned additions. Kids and adults alike will enjoy them as much as they would enjoy a rich, thick milkshake. Fortunately, these peanut butter treats are far healthier, even with the added toppings.