Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

Well!  We’ve successfully made it through the Polar Vortex here in Buffalo.  I loved having an excuse to curl up with a big mug of tea and watching the crazy white-out blizzard outside.  So thankful that I didn’t have to go anywhere; I took the trash out before it got overly cold (it was still in the single digits), and I was frozen to the core even after bundling up like crazy.  Here’s to some warmer temperatures coming our way!

With how cold it’s been, I really haven’t wanted a single thing that was cold, but I have of course, been having my usual ice cream cravings.  No ice cream to be found in this apartment, so I had to whip up something that was a close second!  And healthier.
Enter in this delicious chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie.  With spinach!  And greek yogurt, of course.  This is a fantastic smoothie when you have a sweet craving but you still want to be healthy (it is the new year, after all!).  I guzzled this in just a minute or so; it’s that good!
I haven’t been drinking as many smoothies as I used to, but now that I’m switching it up a bit with flavors (instead of the usual strawberry-banana-spinach smoothie), I think I’ll be hopping back on the smoothie wagon!  Here’s to hoping the weather stays above freezing so I don’t feel crazy with my cold smoothies…
What is your favorite smoothie flavor combination?
 
 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

serves 1

Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 medium banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I love Chobani)
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk (to your desired thickness)
  • liquid stevia, to taste (I used 7 drops)

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Add more milk and/or stevia to desired consistency and taste. Enjoy!

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  • Seana

    Can I just say your blog is making me sooooo hungry! All these healthy but tasty recipes look so good!

    • http://cookingalamel.com/ melinda @cookingalamel

      Awe, thank you! I hope you enjoy them – let me know if you try any! :)