Easy chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie made with just 7 ingredients. A healthy chunky monkey smoothie that everyone will enjoy!
If you wake up with a morning sweet tooth, a chocolate smoothie is a great way to curb that sweet craving without digging into a bowl of sugary cereal or pancakes that won’t fill you up with the protein that you need!
Once you figure out the science of how to make a smoothie taste delicious, it changes everything!
This chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie is thick, creamy like ice cream, and tastes amazing. It is also full of protein thanks to greek yogurt and peanut butter!
Smoothies make a great filling breakfast, or an alternative something sweet for your nighttime cravings.
This recipe is inspired by my peanut butter banana smoothie, but with cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips throw in for a delicious chocolate twist.
Ingredients to make a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie
- Frozen Bananas
- Creamy all natural peanut butter
- Greek Yogurt
- Cocoa Powder
- Mini Chocolate Chips
How to make a healthy chunky monkey smoothie
Step 1: add the frozen banana chunks, peanut butter, greek yogurt, milk, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, honey, and ice to a high powered blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth and pour into glasses. Serve immediately, and garnish with mini chocolate chips, if you want!
Each smoothie contains around 11g of protein and just 365 calories, making it a wholesome breakfast or dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
You could also add in chocolate flavored protein powder to add even more protein, if this is going to be a post workout smoothie for you.
Another way to mix things up is to try this as a chocolate smoothie bowl! Some delicious toppings would be granola, chia seeds, bananas, or your favorite nuts.
I always keep bananas in the freezer for smoothie recipes just like this one.
To freeze bananas, you want ripe bananas that are starting to get spots on them. Simply peel the banana, break into chunks with your hands, and add to a freezer safe ziplock bag for quick smoothie making.
Not only do they add ice cream like thickness, but bananas are also a great way to add a little natural sweetener to a recipe!
The more ripe the banana, the more natural sweetness it will have.
What kind of yogurt is best in a chocolate smoothie?
This recipe calls for unsweetened greek yogurt which is a great way to add protein and flavor without any added sugar.
Vanilla flavored greek yogurt would also be delicious. If you decide to use a yogurt with sweetener already in it, simply omit the honey from this recipe.
Can I make this smoothie dairy free?
To make this chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie without dairy, you can substitute the greek yogurt for a dairy free yogurt instead.
Can I use maple syrup instead of honey in a smoothie?
Yes! If you do not have honey, maple syrup can be used in the same amount as a sweetener for this recipe.
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More delicious smoothie recipes
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie
- Frosty Pineapple Smoothie
- Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
This healthy chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie aka chunky monkey smoothie is so delicious! The perfect sweet shake recipe with chocolate and peanut buttery goodness.
- 2 cups frozen banana chunks
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter*
- 2 tablespoons plain unsweetened greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 cup ice (see notes)
- Add the frozen banana, peanut butter, greek yogurt, almond milk, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, honey, and ice to a high speed blender and blend until smooth
- Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately!
- I use unsweetened peanut butter for this recipe and the only ingredients should be peanuts + salt. If your peanut butter has sweetener in it, you may want to omit the honey
- I prefer my smoothies to be super thick consistency, so I added ice to make it extra thick. For a thinner drink, you can leave out the ice.
- To make this dairy free, use a dairy free yogurt in place of the greek yogurt and make sure to use dairy free chocolate chips
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 23gProtein: 11g
Saturday 22nd of February 2020
Can you sub chocolate protein powder for the cocoa powder?
Saturday 22nd of February 2020
The flavor won't be quite the same, but you definitely can for added protein! I have done it before.
Friday 9th of August 2019
I just made this it's really good thank you for the recipe
Saturday 10th of August 2019
You're welcome! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!