Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

The experts seem to be in alignment that we need some protein at the beginning of the day. Of course, that leads to the age-old question, where do vegans get their protein? Sigh. As if to acquire protein one must consume protein. It makes a person wonder where cows get their protein. Eh? Anyway, there are awesome plant-based protein sources. In fact, that’s where this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie comes in handy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie - a perfect high-protein vegan breakfast!

Can’t you just imagine having that beauty for breakfast? Me too!

The great news is…getting your plant-based protein in for breakfast is so much easier today. One reason is because there’s so many more plant-based protein powders available. To celebrate I decided to participate in the Daily Burn’s #ShowUsYourShake campaign. How fun!

Why are smoothies such a great option for breakfast? Because we all know it’s good to get that protein in the morning, and yet, somehow we’re all so busy. A smoothie just makes it all happen in record time!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie in the blender. Bring it on!

Peanut Butter is one of the supporting ingredients in this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

I have a thing for peanut butter, especially when it’s combined with chocolate. Some day I’d like to try to get through a day without any peanut butter.

But then I think…why put myself through that?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

What you’ll love about this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

If you like to start your day with some creamy, sweet, chocolate and peanut butter goodness, well, then, this smoothie might be just the ticket. It whips up pretty darn fast, has less than 10 ingredients, and is a perfect breakfast to travel with you  in the car for your morning commute. What more could you ask for?

Both the peanut butter and the protein powder provides a great boost of plant-based protein to get your day started on the right foot, and to keep it purring along throughout the morning.

When I have this smoothie I feel energized the whole rest of the day. I think there’s something about knowing I’m making good choices for my body that really helps me feel better about everything. The choices we make really do make a difference.

The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present. — Eckhart Tolle

Besides, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie is creamy, smooth, chocolatey, peanut buttery (is that a word), plant-based, and ready to go in just a few short minutes.

Smooth and creamy - Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie #vegan

Here are some of my favorite plant-based protein chocolate powders:

Whichever plant-based protein powder you use, we hope you love this power packing Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie as much as we do!

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Smooth and creamy - Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie #vegan
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Start your day right with this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie, made with less than 10 ingredients. You'll be on your way with loads of energy!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
Ingredients
  • 1 large banana peeled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder unsweetened
  • ¾ cup plant-based milk soy, almond, etc
  • 1 scoop plant-based chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter optional, but recommended
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Combine the banana, cocoa powder, plant-based milk, and protein powder in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Add the peanut butter and pulse again until smooth.
  3. Add the ice and pulse until the ice is crushed and incorporated into the smoothie.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

There are lots of great plant-based protein powders available. Here are some great options: Ka'Chava Plant-Based Super Foods Protein Powder, Fuel-6 offers a plant-based protein smoothie as well, and Vega One Nutritional Shake Chocolate. See links in the post above.

Enjoy!

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5 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

  1. I am definitely inspired to make this smoothie tomorrow!

  2. This sounds delicious!


  3. yumm sounds delicious!!

  4. I don’t make smoothies nearly enough, but I made a peanut butter one tonight and I started to wonder why I don’t drink them more! This one looks so good and I love the chocolate in this one! Chocolate always makes it feel like more of a dessert than drink and I think that is a good thing! P.s I just discovered your Chopped Podcast and have been loving it so much!!

  5. Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my most favorite things, they just go hand in hand! I have been on the lookout for new plant based protein powders, I’ve been using PlantFusion for a long time. I totally agree about protein early in the day – this is seriously a great start to your day! (gorgeous photos by the way)