As our kids loving call this healthy peanut butter chocolate banana spinach smoothie “the swamp” smoothie or “monster smoothie” because of the color, I promise you it’s so delicious and everyone in the family will love this smoothie. To me it tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup, it’s so good. Smoothies are a fantastic way to kickstart your day with a burst of energy and nourishment. If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy option, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you here. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and the natural goodness of fresh ingredients, this smoothie is not only incredibly tasty but also a nutritional powerhouse. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how this delightful blend can elevate your breakfast routine.
To make the healthy peanut butter chocolate banana spinach smoothie:
- Gather all the ingredients and ensure that the bananas and spinach are frozen for an extra refreshing smoothie.
- In a blender (a high powder blender works best, this is the one I have) , pour in the coconut water as the base. Coconut water provides natural hydration and adds a touch of tropical flavor to the smoothie.
- Add the frozen spinach to the blender. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and fiber. Including spinach in your smoothie is a fantastic way to sneak in some extra greens and boost your overall health.
- Peel the bananas and break them into chunks before adding them to the blender. Bananas offer natural sweetness and provide essential nutrients like potassium and vitamin B6, which help maintain heart health and support brain function.
- Next, add the PB2 powder to the blender. PB2 is a powdered form of peanut butter that offers all the deliciousness of regular peanut butter but with significantly less fat and calories. It’s an excellent choice for those looking to reduce their fat intake while still enjoying the rich flavor of peanut butter.
- Lastly, sprinkle in the cocoa powder. Cocoa powder not only adds a delightful chocolatey taste but also contains antioxidants and minerals like iron, magnesium, and calcium. It’s a guilt-free way to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
- Secure the blender lid tightly and blend on high until all the ingredients are well combined and the smoothie reaches a creamy consistency. If you need to add extra liquid because it’s too thick add 1/2 cup of water and blend, then go up by 1/4 cups from there. Also, you can add ice for more coldness to your smoothie.
- Once blended, pour the smoothie into a glass.
- Enjoy your peanut butter chocolate banana spinach smoothie immediately while it’s still fresh and at its most flavorful. Sip slowly and savor the delightful combination of flavors.
With the combination of coconut water, spinach, PB2 powder, and cocoa powder, this Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie becomes a nutrient-dense beverage that supports your overall well-being. From the hydrating properties of coconut water to the vitamin-rich spinach, protein-packed PB2 powder, and antioxidant benefits of cocoa powder, each ingredient plays a vital role in creating a healthy and delicious smoothie. By incorporating this recipe into your breakfast routine, you can enjoy a refreshing and energizing start to your day while nourishing your body with essential nutrients. So, grab your blender and give this smoothie a whirl—it’s time to indulge in a guilt-free, nutritious treat!
Healthy peanut butter chocolate banana spinach smoothie
- high powered blender
- 1 (16.9) oz coconut water or 2 cups coconut water
- 3/4 cup spinach frozen
- 1 1/2 large bananas frozen, cut into pieces
- 4 tablespoons PB2 peanut butter power
- 1 tablespoon coco powder unsweetened
- ice and water , extra is optional
- In a blender, pour in the coconut water as the base.
- Add the frozen spinach, banana, PB2 powder and cocoa powder to the blender
- Secure the blender lid tightly and blend on high until all the ingredients are well combined and the smoothie reaches a creamy consistency
- Once blended, pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
- This makes 2 large smoothies or several smaller ones. If smoothie doesn't easily blend up, add additional liquid (water). If you want to make it extra cold, add extra ice when blending