This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie will satisfy your sweet cravings!
Need a sweet treat that won’t ruin your waistline? Try our Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie using Hood Calorie Coundown for a thick and creamy treat that tastes like a milk shake! This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #CalorieCountdown #ad #IC
Sometimes, I just want to enjoy something sweet without feeling guilty. So, when I want something sweet, whipping up a frozen smoothie is the way to go. Frozen smoothies are not only delicious, but they’re filling, too, which means I’m not snacking on cookies. My Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie tastes just like a delicious ice cream milkshake without all the extra fat and carbs. The secret is the Hood Calorie Countdown Reduced Fat Chocolate Dairy Product – it’s creamy and delicious, but has fewer calories, less sugar, and fewer carbohydrates than regular milk, and, of course, way less than ice cream!! And the kids love them, too. Hood Calorie Countdown is available at Walmart and other grocers. I purchased mine at Market Basket in the dairy section with almond and soy milk products. I like having it on hand for the kiddos, too, who love anything chocolate! Download a money-saving coupon for the Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Beverage of your choice.
Bananas are a hit-or-miss snack in our house and sometimes we have too many. I peel and cut them in put them in a freezer bag. They’re great for all-kinds of smoothies. The frozen banana helps lend the creamy frozen texture to this smoothie. (If you’re looking for an alternative to basic banana bread, you might like to try my Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread.) Of course bananas are full of potassium, but also vitamins B6 and B12. Peanut butter contains loads of vitamin E and magnesium. The combo is definitely a winner in both taste and nutritional value. I prefer using local honey whenever I can, which you can often find in the local foods section of your grocery store.
Smoothie Shopping List
- Frozen Banana
- Hood Calorie Countdown Reduced Fat Chocolate Dairy Product
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Vanilla Extract
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- Straws (optional)
- Dry and Liquid Measuring Cups
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
This creamy smoothie is simple and easy to make! So good, you’ll want to have it everyday. And since it’s made with better-for-you ingredients, you can!
How Do You Blend a Smoothie?
- Blend the liquid base first, in this recipe, the Hood Calorie Countdown Reduced Fat Chocolate Dairy Product, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract.
- Add frozen items like the banana and ice and blend until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients, such as the cocoa powder next.
- Add any remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 large banana frozen
- 1 cup Hood Calorie Countdown Reduced Fat Chocolate Dairy Product
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- Combine the frozen banana, ice, Hood Calorie Countdown Reduced Fat Chocolate Dairy Product, peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract in your blender.
- Process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately with whipped cream, banana slices or mini chocolate chips on top, if desired.
Pretty simple, right? After you make this recipe once, you can tweak it to suit you individual taste. My son likes it more chocolatey (no surprise there!) For Mr. Juggling Act, I add a protein powder to help jump start his day.
Now that you’ve seen all the lovely photos, I have a confession. I’m not a big fan of bananas unless they’re baked into something usually, but this Frozen Chunky Monkey Smoothie is out-of-this-world! I hope you’ll give it a try soon.
Do You Have to Add Ice to Make a Smoothie?
No, you do not need to add ice to make a smoothie. Using frozen fruit – like the banana in this recipe – will give you the same frozen consistency with more flavor.
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Try one of these other recipes from some of my favorite blogs…
Chocolate Banana Smoothie – Just One Cookbook – Creamy and delicious, this smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Healthy Strawberry Smoothie – Little Vienna – Just 4 ingredients makes this super fast and tasty smoothie!
The Best Green Smoothie Recipe – Pinch of Yum – Loaded with peaches, mangos and kale, this green smoothie is yummy and healthy.