Peanut butter is good morning or night, breakfast or dinner, on a piece of bread or in a smoothie. Growing up, we ate peanut butter on bananas and while that was SO good, I don’t always want banana with my peanut butter. And I don’t always want a banana in my smoothie. Sure, it adds vitamins and extra nutrition, but smoothies can be made without bananas and I think it’s time the world realized that! You also don’t have to add processed sugar to make your smoothie delicious. See how I made this delicious chocolate peanut butter smoothie with no dairy, no banana, and no processed sugar…it is naturally sweetened!
Yesterday I was craving peanut butter, so I decided to make a healthier, better for you, almost too good to be true smoothie! I have been using dates to naturally sweeten things, and they are a great source of fiber and sweetness without the negative effects.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Add all of your ingredients to the blender. Make sure your dates are pitted or remove the pit! That could be bad on your blender! Dates are somewhat hard to combine anyway, so if your blender cannot handle them, consider chopping them before adding them to the blender. (Just make sure not to buy them pre-chopped, because oftentimes they will add sugar to chopped dates, for some reason.)
This dairy free, processed sugar free, banana free smoothie is good for you and great for breakfast or after school snack!
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- 4 dates, pitted (no sugar added)
- 3 TBSP peanut butter
- 1 tsp cacao powder
- 1.5 cups almond milk (or your favorite non dairy milk)
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1-2 scoops of collagen peptides or powdered protein (optional)
- Place four dates in the blender. Make sure they are pitted!
- Add in almond milk.
- Let dates soften in milk for a few minutes while you prepare your other ingredients.
- Add in crushed ice, chia seeds, peanut butter, and cacao powder.
- Blend on high, until dates are fully chopped into tiny pieces.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Don't use the pre chopped dates, because those usually have added sugar.
If you do not have a high powered blender, consider chopping dates before adding them to the blender.
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