Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

February 23, 2015

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

A chocolate banana shake in a tall glass topped with chocolate chips

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

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!

Ingredients for a chocolate banana shake in a blender

What You Need To Make This Banana Shake;

  • Overripe bananas
  • Almond milk
  • Ice
  • Peanut butter
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract

Why Overripe Bananas?

As bananas ripen they get sweeter and sweeter. There are two benefits of using them in this shake, one you don’t need to throw away your overripe bananas and waste food. Two, the sweetness from the bananas helps sweeten this shake naturally which is always great. If you need extra sweetness go for honey or another natural sweetener to keep this banana shake as healthy as can be!

A chocolate banana shake in a glass topped with slices of banana and chocolate chips

More Shakes and Smoothies To Try;

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

4.72 from 25 votes

A healthy, decadent shake that makes the perfect easy breakfast. Brimming with rich chocolate and peanut butter flavor and sure to satisfy.

Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender a process until well pureed. Serve immediately.
  2. *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.
  3. Recipe source: adapted from Detoxonista
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 714mg20%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Shake, Peanut Butter Smoothie
Author: Jaclyn
A close up of a chocolate banana shake