Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake | Cooking Classy

A shake for breakfast? Why not when it’s healthy, right? This consists of six basic ingredients ingredients you likely always keep on hand and it can be ready in no time. Chocolate for breakfast, count me in!

How could this not be good though? It has three of the best flavors, banana, peanut butter and chocolate all together in one decadent morning treat.

Note that the sweetness of this smoothie comes from the ripeness of the bananas so be sure to use some that are well ripened. If you still would like it a little bit sweeter you could add in a little honey or cut back a touch on the cocoa powder.

This is one creamy, protein rich smoothie you are going to love!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake


  • 2 large overripe bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen*
  • 1 cup original almond milk (or more to thin as desired)
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add all ingredients to a blender a process until well pureed. Serve immediately.
  • *The overripe bananas will add the sweetness for the smoothie so use some that have a generous amount of speckles, don't use black bananas though those are just gross.
  • Recipe source: adapted from Detoxonista

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake | Cooking Classy


  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I love this shake! Actually, I dream about it when I am on long runs and it’s what I make when I am done! Pb, bananas, almond milk, cocoa, mmmmm love it and I figure I deserve choc + PB after all that running. And yours is so gorgeous!! You make everything so pretty!!!!! February 23, 2015 at 12:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliments Averie! You are always too kind! February 23, 2015 at 6:18pm Reply

      • Sierra: Wcan u use choclet syrup March 11, 2016 at 7:25am Reply

    • PT Potts: Peanut butter & banana is my fave post run food too! Yum and I love this smoothie with the added chocolate bonus. July 12, 2015 at 2:55pm Reply

    • Jaycie: Have you ever tried the smoothie named peanut butter cup from tropical smoothie? Is this recipe similar? February 27, 2016 at 1:32pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): This is almost exactly the kind of shake I make myself! But ya know…yours is prettier lol February 23, 2015 at 7:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Kayle :)! February 23, 2015 at 7:07pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: This looks wonderful, Jaclyn! Chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast is my kind of breakfast. I bet it would keep you full for a long time, too. Thanks for sharing this recipe! February 23, 2015 at 8:58pm Reply

  • Anna: Looks delicious <3 February 24, 2015 at 4:05am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: I would love to start my day with one of these shakes! February 24, 2015 at 10:40am Reply

  • Brittney: Do you know how many carbs would be in a single serving? This looks absolutely delicious but I’m a diabetic and need to count my carbs haha! March 3, 2015 at 5:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I wish I knew but I don’t. I hope you are able to fit this in your diet though! March 29, 2015 at 12:30am Reply

  • Alysa: This is so good! I love having it when I’m sick because the bananas and peanut butter really give me a boost :) March 3, 2015 at 6:17pm Reply

  • Beth: I LOVE IT! Looks absolutely delicious! But is it possible to substitute skim milk for almond milk? :) March 14, 2015 at 6:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes definitely! March 15, 2015 at 1:10pm Reply

      • Jade: Can use regular milk? December 22, 2015 at 10:07am Reply

        • Jaclyn: Yes that would be fine. December 22, 2015 at 11:03am Reply

  • Alyssa: This is great. Any idea on the nutrition facts on this? March 17, 2015 at 9:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I don’t have that info. You may be able to calculate it on April 10, 2015 at 9:56pm Reply

  • dianne: what about substituting peanut flour or powder peanut butter for peanut butter to reduce the calories? April 11, 2015 at 12:04pm Reply

  • stephanie: could I replace the chocolate and PB with Nutella instead? or just replace the PB with Nutella? April 14, 2015 at 6:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It just depends on how chocolatey you want it, you can definitely replace the peanut butter with Nutella then if you want more of a chocolate flavor I’d add the cocoa to taste. April 15, 2015 at 10:35pm Reply

  • Amy: My two year old has Type 1 diabetes, so I had to figure the info out…for anyone who is interested.

    This is for the exact recipe, as written, calculated on If you change milks, you’ll have to adjust.

    Serving Size 553 g
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 1,172
    Calories from Fat 827
    Total Fat 91.9g
    Saturated Fat 58.7g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 337mg
    Potassium 2062mg
    Total Carbohydrates 86.0g
    Dietary Fiber 18.8g
    75%Sugars 43.4g
    Protein 26.3g April 15, 2015 at 12:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I just calculated this based off of my nutrition labels and google listing large bananas at 121 calories each and I came up with 702 calories total and 36.3 grams fat which would be 356 cals per serving and 18g fat. It’s not a low calorie shake but it’s filling because of the peanut butter and banana. I think those sites can be off sometimes and its probably more accurate to check your labels if possible. April 15, 2015 at 5:11pm Reply

      • Leslie: Is this a good shake for weight loss? If I replace breakfast with this? January 9, 2016 at 9:22am Reply

    • Rebecca smith: I figured the carbs would be high. My son is type 1 too and miss the smoothies we used to have frequently before diagnosed 12/31/14. March 25, 2016 at 3:15pm Reply

  • Alycia: So are the bananas to be frozen? It sounds like it according to the instructions. June 1, 2015 at 11:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes peel, dice and freeze them first. June 6, 2015 at 11:22pm Reply

  • Notyourbiz: the most disgusting thing I have ever tried. Yuck. June 9, 2015 at 11:41am Reply

    • Skitty0: I’m sorry but my son and I agree. Absolutely horrible. January 27, 2016 at 9:35am Reply

      • Leslie: Very good. I add a little spinach to mine too. You can’t even taste it. January 30, 2016 at 2:51pm Reply

  • Isabella: just made it!!! Replaced the cocoa powder with nutella and made it thicker <3 thanks for this awesome recipe!! June 27, 2015 at 7:13am Reply

  • Nancy Plunk: Could it be a coincidence, that I have all the ingredients on hand? I think not! Thanks for the amazing recipe!! June 29, 2015 at 9:52am Reply

  • Sara: Can use pb2 rather than peanut butter! This is my favorite breakfast shake but pb2 still has taste of peanut butter but 3/4 less calories than the real thing! June 30, 2015 at 5:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That should be fine, it won’t be quite as creamy but should still taste good. August 12, 2015 at 5:28pm Reply


  • Jessy: It also could be less complicated with less ingredients. Instead of adding cocoa and vanilla almond milk, you could just put chocolate almond milk. It’s how I do mine: 1 banana; 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and chocolate almond milk. I don’t add ice, it’s more liquid and I find it drinks better.✌ July 19, 2015 at 10:56am Reply

  • Emily: ive been drinking this got over a year and changed it this spring bc of the sugars. I use plain Greek yogurt, 1% milk, 1 banana, 1spoonful of PB and ice. The energy is still there, the sweetness is still there and it is much healthier than vanilla yogurt and cocoa added in. I can certainly tell my digestive tract feels better. August 2, 2015 at 9:22pm Reply

  • Steffanie: I feel like I am really good at messing up shakes. This one was SOOOOO GOOD!!! My husband and I both loved it. Thanks for sharing!! August 24, 2015 at 11:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you both loved it Steffanie! August 25, 2015 at 10:40am Reply

  • Celeste: I just started drinking Jamba Juice PB Chocolate shake and this is just as good if not better. And definitely a lot cheaper! Thank you for the great replacement shake I can make at home. September 2, 2015 at 9:50am Reply

  • Best Brunch Seattle: Nice job! “Over ripe” is key. Thanks for the great idea! October 1, 2015 at 8:39am Reply

  • Lori: Could you use Soy milk instead of Almond milk? Looks delicious! I’m sure I’ll be making these not only for me but the kids too!! :) October 1, 2015 at 1:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes definitely! I hope your family loves it! October 5, 2015 at 1:28pm Reply

  • kiley: How do you know how much ice to use when it’s cubed ice? October 14, 2015 at 3:13pm Reply

  • Alex: I drink something similar to this, except instead of cocoa powder and vanilla, I add my cream&cookies protein powder.

    It’s super delicious! November 14, 2015 at 6:24am Reply

  • Sarah: It looks so delicious I see myself drinking it before I make it your drinks looks so delish i could have all lol November 23, 2015 at 4:52pm Reply

  • Jess: Hi,
    I dont like bananas and will not eat them! What can i use to substitute? November 30, 2015 at 8:46pm Reply

    • Morgan: I don’t like bananas either but this is good just use less bananas in it if you don”t like them. February 15, 2016 at 11:31am Reply

  • Megan: It’s so good! Thanks 😊 January 12, 2016 at 7:18am Reply

  • Ree: How many calories is one serving? February 12, 2016 at 9:25am Reply

  • Morgan: I just tried this and it is amazing it kept me full for like the whole day!!! I was so surprised how filling it is! February 15, 2016 at 11:30am Reply

  • Robink: Anyone know the www points plus for this? How to make it less, without ruining the texture, flavor? This sounds delicious, but I need to cut sugars…thanks all! February 27, 2016 at 5:14am Reply

  • Patricia Sumner: So how many ice cubes is 3/4 cup? February 28, 2016 at 2:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s hard to say because all cubes are different sizes. As close to 3/4 cup as possible. :) March 1, 2016 at 11:10am Reply

  • Emily: I just tried this for the first time and now this is an all time favorite!! What an awesome surprise! Thank you for sharing!! March 6, 2016 at 12:03pm Reply

  • Emma: AWESOME !!! BEST THING EVER!!! :-) :-D March 14, 2016 at 7:44am Reply

  • Emma: AWESOME !!! BEST THING EVER!!! :-) :-D I drank both servings March 14, 2016 at 8:50am Reply

  • Duan Janse van Rensburg: How much in ml is one serving roughly? March 16, 2016 at 11:48am Reply

  • Shannon: When I put it into myfitnesspal with the ingredients I had around my house it came to 336 calories, 18 g of fat, 30 g of carbs and
    9 g of protein. This was with the specific ingredients I used! March 21, 2016 at 8:22pm Reply

    • Jenny: Thank you. I was going to figure it out on Lose it! Maybe now I won’t have to. I read above and it said over 1,000 calories… not happening for me. Thank you. March 27, 2016 at 8:39pm Reply

      • rebecca smith: that’s for full recipe, 2 servings. April 12, 2016 at 11:58am Reply

  • Kimberly: How much sugar content? Is it good for diabetics? April 9, 2016 at 12:23pm Reply

    • rebecca smith: My son has type one diabetes and we’ve been looking for a good smoothie recipe that is lower carb. I just used CalorieKing app and came up with 43g per serving (recipe serves 2) similar to Amy’s previous post. Bananas are the major factor (31 of the 43 carb grams) so I may play around with less banana. April 12, 2016 at 11:57am Reply

  • Clara Warring: I stuck my finger in my hubby’s…to me, from the little bit I got, it reminded me of Reese’s Pieces!!! :-) April 14, 2016 at 1:17pm Reply

  • Debby: what type of blender do you use? April 22, 2016 at 12:08pm Reply

  • Kristina: This was very good. I am actually motivated to make this in the mornings before I leave for work. It’s a perfect breakfast for the commute! April 26, 2016 at 8:38pm Reply

  • April: Soo Good! April 29, 2016 at 1:14pm Reply

  • Justine: Instead of cocoa powder you can use chocolate protein powder to get some more protein :) May 1, 2016 at 8:32pm Reply

  • Kay: I get around the weird texture of ice by using frozen bananas. You end up with a much richer, more milkshake-y texture. May 15, 2016 at 6:08pm Reply

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