A Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie in the afternoon is quite simply a life saver for me 😛
I have been on a whole food journey for a couple of years now but I still find I struggle when I reach the 3pm slump (this is a real thing, I swear!). No matter how well I have eaten that day, or what I have been doing, it gets to 3pm and I just feel bleh. I still instinctively reach for a coffee and something sugary as a pick me up.
Normally I would never post a recipe for a smoothie given that I never follow smoothie recipes myself. I usually just dump whatever I have at hand into the blender and hope for the best. But this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie is a little bit different and I feel the need to share.
I recently concocted this little smoothie in an attempt to curb my cravings on the really bad days, and I have to say, it is really working for me. It is filling enough to get me through the afternoon without wanting to snack on everything in sight, and it is sweet enough to calm down my sweet tooth. Plus, it’s a dump everything in the blender and you are done type job, always my favourite!
Bonus: works fantastically as a dessert. What also works wonderfully as a dessert is my Açaí Superfood Parfait – just saying 🙂
Double bonus: if you have any leftovers mix them with some oats that night with some extra almond milk and then pop in the fridge. The next day you will have a great Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Oat Bowl without any effort on your part.
Enjoy a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie when the afternoon slump hits and you feel the need for a pick me up. All clean and real food ingredients.
- 2 small frozen bananas
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 large pitted mejdool date diced
- 2 tbsps cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ice cubes
- Pop everything into a high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy
- Serve and enjoy
I use a vitamix so it has no problem breaking everything down. If you don't have a blender as powerful as a vitamix you may need to add some more almond milk and process for a bit longer to get the desired result.