Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: This easy to make, make ahead smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: This easy to make, make ahead smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

This smoothie is crazy good.

It’s filled with peanut butter, Carnation Breakfast Essentials milk chocolate powder, and bananas. It’s super easy to make. You can make it the night before for an easy grab and go breakfast. Or you can make it in the morning. It only takes about 5 minutes to whip it together.

Slurp it up while you’re getting ready for work, school, errands, insert agenda item here.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: This easy to make, make ahead smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

I’m one of those people who always feels like they’re running late in the morning. I get distracted. Sometimes I’m distracted by breakfast. Sometimes I’m distracted by the news. Whatever the distraction may be, it almost always results in me eating breakfast  at work.

Do you have distractions in the morning too?

Lately I’ve been making smoothies in the morning. It’s my fun little attempt at making breakfast easy peasy during the work week. I’d say it’s been working pretty well. Wouldn’t you?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: This easy to make, make ahead smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

I picked up some Carnation Breakfast Essentials Milk Chocolate Powder from Wal-Mart.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: This easy to make, make ahead smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials. 

Then I went to town making peanut butter smoothies. I’m a peanut butterholic. I’ll eat it out of the jar. I’ll dip graham crackers in it. I’ll drink it.

Haha, drinking peanut butter. That would be hard to do. But it isn’t hard to do when the peanut butter is in a smoothie.

I made this smoothie on a Sunday evening. I told Ken he could have one for breakfast in the morning. But he couldn’t wait. He slurped that smoothie down in two minutes flat.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
 
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: This easy to make, make ahead smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 peeled frozen banana
  • ½ C creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp Carnation Breakfast Essentials Milk Chocolate Powder
  • 1½ C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 12 ice cubes
  • chocolate syrup for drizzling the glasses (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients, minus the chocolate syrup, to your blender. Blend until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  2. If using the chocolate syrup, drizzle it on the insides of the glasses. Then pour the smoothies into the glasses.
Notes
Makes two 12 ounce smoothies.

Cover and store in your refrigerator for and easy grab and go breakfast the following day.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12 oz

You know what I love about Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powder? It’s full of nutritional benefits. 13 grams of protein per serving means it will help you stay full for a good part of the morning. It also tastes amazing. I feel like I’m indulging on an indlugent chocolate milkshake when I drink this stuff.

Speaking of shakes, sometimes I’m too lazy to use my blender. When that happens, I make a quick shake with Carnation Breakfast Essentials. It’s crazy easy to do. Throw some of the powder and your favorite milk into a cup. Mix it up. Sip with a straw.

But right now, I can’t get enough of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies. I’ve been pulling out the blender as much as I can!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: This easy to make, make ahead smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: This easy to make, make ahead smoothie is made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

So here’s a coupon for you. You can use it at Wal-Mart. Stop in, pick up your favorite flavor of  Carnation Breakfast Essentials. Then go on a peanut butter chocolate frenzy and make these smoothies.

 

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33 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie”

  1. What a great way to kick off the morning! This smoothie looks delicious!

  2. Oh yum – chocolate peanut butter AND bananas is such a great combo! My blender is going to get a workout this week! Pinned!

  3. Wow. Wow. Wow…..I can’t wait to make this!! Looks SO easy and the ingredients couldn’t be more simple:-) Thanks so much for sharing on Instagram! I’m getting on this breakfast ASAP! Xoxo

  4. Peanut butter and banana is the best combination. The Carnation Breakfast essentials is a great way to start the day too! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  5. This sounds so good, Julie! :) I love make chocolate peanut butter banana smoothies, but I love the extras I would be getting using the Carnation Breakfast Essentials. Looks like the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack to me!

    • Yes, this would totally qualify as a dessert smoothie too. A healthy dessert smoothie! I’ve actually been running really REALLY short on time in the mornings so I’ve been mixing the breakfast essentials with almond milk. SO GOOD!

  6. Always the perfect combination Julie. This one sounds soooo good today, especially with it being 100 degrees out. Love this recipe, so easy too. Thanks!

  7. I love the chocolate dripping down the inside, so awesome! Chocolate and Peanut Butter is one of my favorite combinations, this is definitely a winner Julie!! :)

  8. Always the best way to start the day!!

    • Heck yeah! Peanut butter is the best way to start lunch, snacks, dinner, etc. Ok, maybe I’m going a little overboard with that statement. But I do love peanut butter!

  9. Julie, I’m right there with you on the distraction part… I’m always distracted. I even got distracted by eyeballing this amazing smoothie and trying to read at the same time… it’s like it ‘s hypnotizing me or something! So in love with all of these ingredients you put in this delicious creation!

  10. A yummy way kick-start a morning! Thanks Julie!

  11. I need that powder! What a perfect way to start the morning, especially with the dripping chocolate. That is a photography feat right there! Haha, distractions? Me? What are you talk …. squirrel.
    :)

    • It’s so good, Mary Frances! And they even make a sugar free version, which I’ve only been able to find online. I think I will get that one next time. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  12. Give me!! Ohhhhh looks so good, Julie! And, I totally agree, Distracted is my middle name!! Pinned!

    • Thanks **shiny things over there!** oh wait, what was I gonna say? ;)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Paula! I have been dreaming about this smoothie. Gotta make it again soon!

  13. Oh wow just look at that chocolate sauce! :) This looks fabulous!

  14. My oh my, this just looks perfect! I love how the chocolate sits, but I would probably cheese the name up by adding a moo in there ;) I love it!

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  16. I live in Aruba and we make a hot peanut butter drink here. It is very rich and very delicious. It’s an oldtime family recipe. So don’t laugh when you talk about drinking peanut butter. We drink it here all the time.

    • Sounds good! What do you put in the hot peanut butter drink along with the peanut butter?

    • Hi Julie. I do not have single serve measurements because we make it in big batches. For a 40 oz p.b.jar you need water, small can condensed milk, cinnamon powder, cinnamon sticks and dash of salt. In a big pot add the p.b. and water. And keep mashing the p.b. to make it to a liquid. Keep adding water. It has to be thick not too watery. Put on stove at low heat. Add cond. milk, 2tbsp cinnamon, 2 stick cinnamon, 1tsp salt. This is all to taste. You have to keep stirring so it won’t burn. And keep tasting till you like the consistency and taste. Sorry I do not have exact measurements but it’s all tasting. Leftovers stay well in refrigerator for up to a week. Just heat in microwave. Enjoy!!!

      • Hi Loida,

        Thanks for the recipe info! I will have to give it a try sometime soon. It sounds really good and I LOVE peanut butter so much. :)

        Have a great weekend!